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Steve Eric Meretzky

aka: Steve Meretzky, S. Eric Meretzky, Steven Meretzky
Moby ID: 10168

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Steve was born and raised in Yonkers, NY, where he rooted for the NY Mets and against Richard Nixon. Meretzky moved on to MIT to pursue a career in architecture. MIT's department of Architecture convinced him that he should pursue a career in Construction Management. Several construction firms convinced Meretzky that he should pursue a career as a game tester for Infocom, where he moved onward and upward, producing some of the most successful titles in computer gaming.

Some of his best selling classics are Planetfall, Sorcerer, Zork Zero, Leather Goddesses of Phobos, and the interactive fiction version of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (co-written with Douglas Adams).

Meretzky has consulted for Blizzard Entertainment, Hasbro and Disney and he designed games for numerous companies, such as his Spellcasting 101 series for Legend Entertainment. Steve was co-founder of Boffo Games, the developer of games as Hodj 'n' Podj and The Space Bar, and served as Creative Content Director at WorldWinner, Inc.

In January 2007, he joined Blue Fang Games as Senior Designer.

He left Blue Fang in November 2008 and subsequently worked for Playdom, Game Show Network and King.

Credited on 31 games

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The Church in the Darkness (2019, Windows) Guest Writers
Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Remake (2010, Windows) Original game programmed by
World of Zoo (2009, Wii) Thanks
Soul Trapper: Episode 1 - Ollie Ollie Oxen Free! (2009, iPhone) Special Thanks
Cubis 2 (2004, Windows) Level Design
Zork: The Cavern of Doom (2000, Browser) Written by
Sinistar: Unleashed (1999, Windows) Design Supervisors
Disney's Hades Challenge (1998, Windows) Game Consultants
The Space Bar (1997, Windows) Director
Hodj 'n' Podj (1995, Windows 3.x) Design
Superhero League of Hoboken (1994, DOS) Game Design
Eric the Unready (1993, DOS) Playtesting
Return to Zork (1993, DOS) Special Thanks to
Steve Meretzky's Spellcasting 301: Spring Break (1992, DOS) Design
Frederik Pohl's Gateway (1992, DOS) Additional Testing
Leather Goddesses of Phobos! 2: Gas Pump Girls Meet the Pulsating Inconvenience from Planet X (1992, DOS) Design
Rex Nebular and the Cosmic Gender Bender (1992, DOS) Rex's Log text
Spellcasting 201: The Sorcerer's Appliance (1991, DOS) Writer
Timequest (1991, DOS) Additional Testing
Spellcasting 101: Sorcerers get all the Girls (1990, DOS) Design

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