Wrote two hit computer games in the mid-80s: ChipWits and Cinemaware’s The King of Chicago. He was a manager and coder in Microsoft Research’s Virtual Worlds Group. He’s written two novels–Channel Zilch and Hel’s Bet–of a planned quartet about kickstarting the Singularity by stealing a space shuttle.
In Memoriam, 1955-2018 – Original Co-creator of ChipWits
A portion of ChipWits profit will go to the Osteogenesis Imperfecta Foundation (oif.org) in Mike’s memory. Mike was a Lecturer in the U of M Department of Education. He was a founder of two software development companies (Discourse and Interactive Illusions).
Software Engineer and Managing Director at a high-tech investment firm. Became interested in coding while playing ChipWits as a kid. Founded Octagon Software, LLC and writes games for fun.