About the Author
Alexandre Lobão is a passionate man. His first passion was reading, starting with large books—Mark Twain, Érico Veríssimo, Jules Verne, Monteiro Lobato, Alexandre Dumas, and others—when he was seven. When he was twelve, he discovered his two next passions: playing and creating games (by that time on his first Apple computer), and writing.
Many years later—he’s about forty now—these passions flourish. Now he’s a teacher of academic game development courses, has written four books on the topic, and has participated in some Brazilian game development contests both as a contestant and as a judge. He has also written short story books, children’s books, and young adult books, and in 2008 he released his first romance, The Name of the Eagle, currently only available in Portuguese. And, of course, he still loves to read, from Ken Follett to Paulo Coelho.
His ultimate passions—starting in 1995 and still burning now—are his wife, Waléria, and his kids, Natália and Rafael.
Alexandre believes that lives needs passion to be lived entirely, and hopes that this book helps light this passion in readers’ hearts. You can find his work at http://www.AlexandreLobao.com.
Ellen Hatton is a computer science undergraduate at Edinburgh University. She
was exposed to computers at a very early age and has been fascinated with them
ever since. Her first experience of computer games was playing Dread Dragon
Doom, at which she quickly excelled at the age of 5. She's been hooked on games
Ellen is not only interested in computers. She skis frequently, among other
sports, and enjoys general student life in the bustling Scottish capital, Edinburgh.
As her choice of degree suggests, Ellen still finds computers very interesting
and is constantly looking for new challenges.