As a game designer, I specialise in narrative and mystery games, or 'interactive fiction'. I work with various publishers, including Asmodee, Ravensburger, iello, Kosmos and Space Cowboys. My games have sold over 1 million copies worldwide and been translated into many different languages.
As an academic, I'm an Affiliate of the Centre for Play, Education, Development and Learning (PEDAL) at the University of Cambridge, where I teach the psychology of play. I provide consultancy services for people who want to understand the evidence on play for policy formation, staff training or product development, and have worked with the LEGO Foundation, the U.K. Parliament, and the United States Military Operations Research Society. In 2019, I contributed to the United Nations' 'Playing for the Planet' initiative, to develop a game to help galvanise action on climate change. I am an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
I also play guitar, and once wrote a play. And I've been playing board games all my life...
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