Karen Snyder (KYS Realm), MFA, is a Transmedia Producer and Instructor


With over 12 years of experience in developing and creating multi-media projects, she teaches transmedia as an Lecturer of Digital Media at the University of Houston.


As KYS REALM, she is the creator of the world’s first transmedia romance series, The Elements Club®. One of only a hand-full of female video game producers focused on the casual game space, she created and launched The Elements Club: Unity Match® video game.


She was spoken at and led panels at various conferences, including GamesBeat and SXSW, and spoken on topics such as full-motion video game development and transmedia.


To galvanize government officials to increase creative technology jobs and the media industry in the Houston region, she is curating the Gamers of Houston advocacy initiative.


Under the University of Houston’s Digital Media program, she developed and teaches the world’s first Transmedia Marketing certificate program.


The co-founder of  Kazap Company, a transmedia production studio, as well as CEO of  Trans / Seven Studio, she is focused on developing transmedia projects that envelope full-motion video games, video production, and mobile technology.


She secured her Masters of Media Design, MFA as valedictorian from Full Sail University, and graduated Summa Cum Laude with a BS in Business Administration from Capella University.



- MAR, 2013: Digital Pubbing

- JAN, 2014: Romance Writers of America Magazine



- 2013: GamesBeat "Who's Got Game Innovation Showdown" Finalist

- 2014: Romance Writers of America: Transmedia storytelling

- 2016: SXSW: Full-motion Video Games production

- 2017: Technical Association of the Graphic Arts (TAGA): Transmedia