Vincent Van Laak

I am an armchair game designer who would much prefer to actually be working. As a timid sort without the requisite professional history, that seems unlikely. I have a degree in Computer Science and have made significant programming contributions to the open-source video game Space Station 13.

I also write fiction, and have since childhood; lately, I’ve been putting some of my work on the serial publishing site Royal Road. I haven’t published anything in book form, largely because I don’t have an editor or friend to work with on that kind of project, but I expect that I will eventually.

I would love to combine these passions and create a game whose premise and mechanics I’m responsible for–but that’s a much bigger task than I’m ready for! In the meantime, I hope to get a job in the games industry doing either or both tasks and