Michael emerged from a capsule in New Zealand long ago, and proceeded to Make Things. He has made many of the different Kinds of Thing. For some time he attemped to follow an Expected Life Path: the Academic, but despite an abiding love for the Abstract it was not quite the right fit. He went to the University and studied Mathematics, then travelled to the UK to pursue a PhD, but eventually broke down and dropped out of that. Meanwhile, he spent far too long making Vertex Dispenser, an esoteric strategy game that few understood. Now: He lives a reclusive life in an unnamed village while making as many games as possible, and hopes to continue doing so. He is responsible for Glitch Tank, a 2-player iOS game; Zaga-33, a streamlined roguelike; VESPER.5, a sacred ritual; and numerous others.