My name is Phil Carlisle. I usually go by the name of zoombapup online (have done for MANY years now).
I'm a senior lecturer at the University of Bolton here in England teaching game programming and design. I've been an indie dev for the last 10 or so years, prior to that I worked on the worms series of games for Team17. I'm also a researcher into game AI, specifically how to create "digital actors" that can make a player feel a specific way with their behaviors.
I'm also a PC gamer. I've played all sorts of games both for fun and as research, although these days it's more to study them or to get some relief from shenanigans at work.
I love communities of gamers who are thoughtful and mature. Which let's face it, is a rare thing
Glad to be here!