The team building Siboot boasts a wide array of talents. We are all volunteers working nights and weekends. We are doing this without any promise of money, because we believe that this project is important. We would love to be able to quit our jobs and work on this project full time if there were enough money to pay us, but we’re going to get this project done one way or another.
Laia is an Uruguayan who has been a Dj & Producer for more than 13 years. She has taken part at international festivals in Uruguay, Argentina, Brazil and Japan. She has managed audio production for indie development teams in Uruguay. Laia loves to experiment with movement sensors embedded in clothing to control music. She is an enthusiast about women getting involved in game development. She functions as audio director for the Siboot project.
Luis Bello is from Sevilla, Spain and has been involved in visual arts for more than 7 years. He discovered the world of fractals years ago and since then it has captured his attention and his animations are focused on them.
Chris Conley has been writing and programming interactive fiction and indie games for 15 years. Designing reactive, explorable systems has been his passion, and he feels interactive storytelling is the most promising way to put this into practice. His responsibilities on Siboot include designing and populating the text-based Encounters system and managing other written works, such as the included novel.
Chris has been designing computer games for 37 years now. He sold his first game in 1978, has created 14 published games and four books on game design. He founded the Game Developers Conference. He has lectured on game design all over the world and has been the subject of countless press stories. He functions as team leader for the Siboot project.
Louis has been programming since childhood. He studied electrical engineering at Lawrence Technological University, and computer science and engineering at Oakland University. Welding robots, commercial websites, information systems, and database servers have been objects of his work. He is responsible for the SWAT software that makes Siboot possible.
Alvaro Gonzalez is an uruguayan Game Designer that has been working on the video game industry for over 8 years.
He has worked with some of the best publishers on Casual Game industry: Playfirst, Big Fish Games, Real Arcade Games, Playdom and Disney.
As Kef Sensei’s Game Designer, Producer and Creative Director he successfully developed some casual game hits like Hotel Dash ™: Suite Success, Hotel Dash®: Lost Luxuries, Garden Dash®, Parking Dash® and Scrabble Plus, among others.
He is a teacher at ORT University on the "Video Games and Animation Career" and also founder and manager of Meet Latin American Game Developers, a LinkedIn Group. Currently, he also enjoys giving lectures about Game Design and inventing toys.
To get in touch or to find more information go to: www.alvarogonzalez.us
John works as a videographer in documentary and experimental dramatic narrative. For Siboot he is making animations of facial expressions denoting emotional responses within character interactions. He will produce the project's promotional video.
He has taught 2D and 3D Animation at College level and sat on the Standards Australia Multimedia Committee as an X3D practitioner. Way back then, inspired by Dungeons and Dragons, he saw that dramatic film scripts could be developed on the fly by actors improvising within virtual green screen 3d CG sets. Perlin & Goldberg's Improv had enabled the direction of animated characters in real time. All that was missing was the “Story Engine” to direct the story. Chris Crawford had built that. So now he is working with these technologies to make “Cultural Simulations” with avatars that understand and converse.
A young french wannabe game designer, with a visual arts background. Luc dreams of days where interactive storytelling games will be the most entertaining and effective way to learn about human condition, politics, psychology... So he joined Chris' team to pursue this ideal. He acts as graphic designer under the lead of Alvaro.