Here's To The Crazy Ones...
Joe is our founder and does most of the code and design and also a bit of writing.
Joe is dyslexic. At school he struggled with reading and eventually disengaged. He left school at fifteen to make video games. For the next twenty-five years, Joe worked on major series including FIFA, Need for Speed, Ghost Recon, and Roller Coaster Tycoon.
Joe's games have sold over 24m copies generating $1b of retail revenue with 10 AIAS & BAFTA nominations. More background here.
Crowded Fiction draws on Joe’s experience as a video game maker and as a reluctant reader who overcame his dyslexia to develop a love of fiction.
Queenie the pseudonym for our amazing multiple-published author. Queenie is the main writer of Jackson's Choice.
Just prior to our Kickstarter campaign, Queenie landed a major book publishing deal, yeah! But those nasty traditional book publishing folks insisted Queenie not use their name on any other published work, boo! (Those evil buggers, that's no way to treat creative talent. May they rot in hell for crimes against coolness).
Queenie has been published by Dorling Kindersley, Pearson, and Running Press. As well as having multiple published books, Queenie has worked on some very successful games and their work has been enjoyed by millions of people.
Creative Advisor: Max Brallier, author of "Can You Survive the Zombie Apocalypse."
Academic Advisor: Dr. Alex Games who has spent 10+ years researching the use of games as learning tools.
Editor: Timothy Richards