Developer BIOEd Glamkowski started gaming at a young age, both computer (C64) and board games. Although only a geography major in college, he landed a job with Holistic Design, Inc. in 1998. Despite having worked on a half dozen games while there, only two of them have thus far made it to the shelves - Mall Tycoon and Merchant Prince 2. A third title that Ed worked on at HDI, Fading Suns: Noble Armada, is slated for publication on the web (through Matrix Games) sometime in 2003. His time at HDI came to an end in late 2002. During his time there, Ed also helped to play test many other HDI products, from miniatures games such as Noble Armada and Carnage, to role playing games (such as modern d20 rules, used in HDI's Real Life Roleplaying series) and supplements for the company's main Fading Suns RPG product line. From this, he gained valuable game design knowledge and experience working with such industry legends as Andrew Greenberg (Vampire the Masquerade) and Bill Bridges (Werewolf).
Although no longer working in the game industry, Ed remains active in the gaming community, hosting the Empires in Arms website, being the owner of HDIGames yahoo group, and a regular contributor on the Fading Suns mailing list, as well as having written a couple of small, freeware programs. He is also currently working on a set of rules for a Fading Suns PBEM Grand Strategy game. However, Ed is looking to rejoin the industry, preferably in Georgia, Hawaii or China, or would be cool with a project being done in a distibuted manner (such as the Empires in Arms computer game).
Also Known As
- Ed Glamkowski