Be careful what you do in your spare time - you may just become good at it.
While most of his early career was spent writing code, Mr Murphy has since morphed into a nationally recognized, award-winning speaker, author, and game designer. He is the founder of GiGi Games and a Senior Project Engineer in Alion's AMSTO operation.
Mr Murphy researches game design, education, and psychology. He is an advocate for improving the state of game design and was the lead designer for the Navy's Damage Control Trainer - winner of 3 national awards. He is a frequent speaker at gaming and simulation conferences and attempts to bridge the gaps between the modeling and simulation, instruction, and entertainment gaming industries.
Currently, he is on-loan to the Eastern Virginia Medical School, where he is working as a research fellow to change the fields of medicine and health with games.
My philosophy: Try things beyond my ability; Fail; Improve; Repeat until too good to ignore.
LinkedIn Contact: http://www.linkedin.com/in/CurtissMurphy
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