I am very pleased to welcome Will Hindmarch as this week’s guest blogger. Will is a Chicago-born freelance writer and designer with experience on more than fifty books as an author, developer, or graphic designer.
In 2007, Will co-founded the gameplay-and-story outfit, Gameplaywright.net, with Jeff Tidball. He is also a proud contributor (in excellent company) to the book, Second Person: Role-Playing and Story in Games and Playable Media, edited by Pat Harrigan and Noah Wardrip-Fruin, available from MIT Press. Wills writing has appeared in The Escapist, Atlanta magazine, Everywhere magazine and McSweeneys Internet Tendency. In 2007, he was a judge for the MacArthur Foundations Digital Media and Learning Competition. He has also written small-house plays, small-press comics, and award-winning poetry.
In 2004, he and his wife moved to Atlanta, sight-unseen, like carpetbaggers, so he could become a professional lunatic for White Wolf Game Studio, serving as the developer of the flagship World of Darkness Storytelling Game, Vampire: The Requiem. Prior to that he designed numerous game titles for publishers like Fantasy Flight Games and Atlas Games.
Will is going to be the instructor in residence for the game development track of Shared Worlds teen SF/F camp, as well.