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Brian MoriartyProfessor of PracticeWorcester Polytechnic Institute

Brian Moriarty authored three of the classic Infocom text adventures, Wishbringer (1985), Trinity (1986) and Beyond Zork (1987). His first graphic adventure, Loom, was published in 1990 by Lucasfilm Games. He collaborated with Ron Cobb on the design on Loadstar for Rocket Science (1994), and is enigmatically credited with "Additional Additional Story" for Steven Spielberg's The Dig (1995). He was co-founder and Creative Director of Mpath/HearMe, the Internet's first voice chat service, and has designed and/or produced titles for numerous publishers including Konami, Ubisoft, THQ and Mattel. His lectures on game design have been presented worldwide since 1988. One of these, "The Secret of Psalm 46" (GDC 2002) appears in its entirety as the ultimate Easter egg in Thekla's The Witness (2016). He currently serves as Professor of Practice in the Interactive Media and Game Development program at Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

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