born in 1979 in ID, USA
What have you created with ZZT, or related to ZZT?
As far as I can recall, Sivion was the only game I ever worked on in ZZT.
When you think about ZZT, what games come to your mind and why?
Mission: Enigma has always been my favorite, if the title screen of Sivion ZZT v2.00 is any indication.
Have you created any games outside of ZZT?
I worked on some games in QBasic, MZX and Verge, but I never finished any of them.
Do you have any artistic pursuits other than making games?
I like to draw cartoons and produce music from time to time.
What are you up to, lately (in life, generally)?
Iím in the Army now, and I mostly play video games in my free time.
Has your experience with ZZT or the ZZT scene made any sort of lasting impact on your life?
Yeah, although I canít exactly say how much different I would be if I hadnít found ZZT.
What works of non-ZZT art have inspired you the most?
That question is also hard to answer as there are so many different sources of media that I have drawn inspiration from.
Do you have any interesting stories to relate about ZZT or the ZZT scene?
The feedback I received when I released the first version of Sivion was staggeringly overwhelming and consequently fueled a lot of the motivation I had over the years. Donít underestimate the power of praise!
Do you plan to create any games in the future, with or without ZZT?
Itís always a possibility, but nothing specific at this time.
Anything else you'd like to add?
- June 2006