Kate Trower
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  • Loleta, CA
  • United States
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If my life story were a game, it would be a cross between ...
Whack-a-mole and Mornington Crescent
Most people know me as a (check all that apply) ...
Artist, Writer, IT guru, The Best Project Manager Ever, Hacker, Researcher, Lifelong Gamer, Voice actor
When it comes to my game-making career, I'm ...
a newbie (no game experience ... yet!)
Kinds of games I’m best known for making or want to be known for making someday (check all that apply) ...
Social games, MMOs, Alternate reality games, iPhone / iPad games, Mobile games, Simulations, Crowdsourcing games, PC Games - single player, PC Games - multiplayer, Console Games, Art and Experimental games, Board games, Card games, Street games, Educational games, Health games
Will collaborate for
Creative fulfillment and fun, Free food, Experience and mentorship, Money, Big money, A chance at a Nobel Prize
Anything else you want to say about the kinds of projects or people or organizations you’d like to work with?
After 10 years of the corporate grind in Information Security, I would like to divert more of my time from consuming the creative output of others and direct it instead into being creative myself and collaborating creatively. I’m passionate about empowering people to keep learning new things and to see the world from a different perspective. With my academic background in biology (B.S. Zoology) and professional background in the internet domain, I am undeniably drawn simultaneously to two converging conclusions: we are running out of time to help ourselves stop destroying the natural world, and the internet is one of the most powerful vectors we have to deliver that help to ourselves.
Games you’ve worked on ...
I’ve done preliminary design work on various online Mafia/Werewolf games, but have yet to finish and run one of my games. I simply enjoy playing other people's Mafia games too much.

Waaaay back in the day when I was 9 I used to write choose-your-own-adventure text games in Basic on a TRS-80.
What abilities would you bring to a collaboration?






An eye for efficiency in complex systems

Ability to provide ad hoc web app Requirements/QA/Usability in a single bound

Project/Program management of folks far-flung and under-appreciated

Artistic and musical talents and tendancies

Love for all things open-source

Sub-atomic predisposition to achieve practical geekhood on any topic I find interesting
Three games you’ve played that have changed your life:
Zaxxon – forever made me a console game ‘inverter’

Marble Madness (like Zork and Pooyan) – was one of the games that led me to learn how to use a computer in order to find ‘hidden’ game programs on floppies around the school computers. Back when adults were naive enough about kids and computers to think that just labeling things with something that sounds boring isn’t enough to keep kids from finding the goods via technology.

Mafia/Werewolf (online versions of the parlor game) – I played my first game on a message board in early 2007 and I’ve pretty much been participating in at least one game or another every day since then.
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