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Steve Meretzky

Steve MeretzkyAKA Stephen Eric Meretzky

Born: 1-May-1957
Birthplace: Yonkers, NY

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Occupation: Computer Programmer

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Leather Goddesses of Phobos

Steve Meretzky started out working for Infocom as a software tester in 1981. He is the author of many classic text adventure games including the cautionary tale A Mind Forever Voyaging and the somewhat naughty Leather Goddesses of Phobos. Meretzky struck an emotional chord with players by creating a yappy robot named Floyd, star of the game Planetfall. He worked with Douglas Adams to create a text-based version of the popular novel The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.

Father: (accountant)
Mother: (bookkeeper)

    High School: Yonkers High School, Yonkers, NY (1975)
    University: BS Construction Management, MIT

    Activision
    Infocom (1981-89)
    Blizzard Entertainment Consultant
    Disney Consultant
    Hasbro Consultant
    International Game Developers Association Board of Directors (past)


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