My name is Ian Richard and I make games. I'd offer a more detailed background but the single sentence sums it up my life. I programmed my first computer game when I was ten and haven't stopped since. I've worked as a programmer in the video game industry two shipped titles. I've had experience with everything from basic gameplay to artificial intelligence. I had a chance to see how the professionals do their work and learn both from their good ideas and their mistakes. These days I make board games which I then sell to publishers. The new field allows me to continue making games and explore entirely new ideas. As a designer, it's an exciting to see how entirely different industry and the new concepts that it has created. In my free time, I've been trying to take a more public role and help other people become game developers. You can find me over at the BGDF forum and Board Game Geek, twitter or on youtube.