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Brian MoriartyProfessor of PracticeWPI

Brian Moriarty (moderator) 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 of Loadstar for Rocket Science (1993), and is enigmatically credited with "Additional Additional Story" for Steven Spielberg's The Dig (1995). In 1995, he co-founded Mpath, a Web-based game-matching service that pivoted into HearMe, the Internet's first voice chat service. He has designed and published titles for numerous publishers including Ubisoft, THQ, Konami and Mattel, and has lectured on game design at industry conferences worldwide. He currently serves as a Professor of Practice in the Interactive Media and Game Development program at Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

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