DEBORAH TODD is an award-winning designer, writer, producer, and director in the interactive arena, with 16 published games and 24 published titles to her credit since 1991. She has worked with some of the industry’s top publishers and Hollywood studios, including Disney Interactive, Disneyland, Fox, DreamWorks, Discovery Channel, MGM/UA, Columbia, Warner Bros., Nickelodeon, The Learning Company, Humongous Entertainment, Broderbund, Mindscape, Houghton-Mifflin, McGraw-Hill, Random House, and Steven Spielberg’s Starbright Foundation. Her projects have garnered such awards as the ABA Book Sellers Choice New Media Award, the ComputEd Best Interactive Story Award, Child Magazine’s Best Software of the Year Award, Parenting Magazine’s Software Magic Award, and U.S. News and World Report’s Top 12 Titles of the Year.
Her most recent book is Game Design: From Blue Sky to Green Light, with a forward by producer Jon Landau. Ms. Todd’s book on game design was recognized as one of the five most important industry books of 2007 by Game Developer magazine, and was a finalist in the 2007 Frontline Awards. Barnes and Noble proclaimed, “We’ve seen several books that promise to take you inside game design. A few of them have been excellent, but none are better than Deborah Todd’s Game Design: From Blue Sky to Green Light.” Ms. Todd lives in Marin County, California.