Alexei Bochenek is a creative director for games and animation, based out of Los Angeles, CA. Since his early days as a writer for Nerdist, he managed to turn his passion for pop-culture into a career, first working at Disney and now with creative studio Psyop. As a writer & director, Alexei has created two visual novels. The first, Camp W, was an independently published “friending simulator” set at a summer camp with magical secrets.
The second, I Love You, Colonel Sanders! A Finger Lickin’ Good Dating Simulator, in which players attend cooking school alongside the Colonel himself, was a direct collaboration with KFC that caught fire among fans of anime and indie gaming alike. As a lifelong anime fan, Alexei is proud and delighted to have been part of a cultural moment that furthered the mainstreaming of anime culture in the West, in the weirdest way possible.