A lot of you already know me, but I'll introduce myself regardless. My name is Aislyn, and I created Ivion.
It all started by drawing a map of the world of... well, what was then called Alvania, in a high school sophomore English class. A reprimand later and on the bus home, I had an idea in my head, a sketch on paper, and a dream in my heart. But that's a story for another time. The moral of the story is never give up, stay true to your heart, etc. You know the drill.
Anyways, I'm 23, I was born on Pearl Harbor Day, and I'm sometimes really bad at saying what I mean. Maybe I could have parsed that better. Ahem.
Starting over! I really enjoy designing games. Card games, to be exact. I also really enjoy playing games. Tabletop or computer, either works. My favorite genres include RPGs like Dragon Age and MMOs like World of Warcraft, where I prefer strategic games on the table like Magic and Dominion, and co-operative games like Arkham Horror: The Card Game. Check that game out if you haven't. It's awesome.
I work on designing the cards of Ivion, choosing the direction of content, such as what themes and kingdoms we're going to visit, what Classes and Specializations will make their debut, stuff like that. I also hire our artists and oversee the aesthetic direction of the game.
I am aided by my wonderful co-designer and significant other, Aaron, who is a marvel of a man. He's amazing and I'd probably still be muttering inanities to myself without his help in making Ivion a reality and killing babies.
A lot of babies.
Woah, that took a weird turn. I mean, 'design' babies. We'll cover that in Design & Conquer. You'll get the gist. Did I mention I'm sometimes bad at saying what I mean?
There's also Adam, Hugh, Noble, Jake and Alex who all helped make Ivion balanced and interesting for long term play, and a bounty of others who have helped make the game a reality. They're all extremely passionate and awesome, and without their help, the world would be a less colorful place. But this isn't (wasn't?) supposed to be a credits list for our game.
Hi, I'm Aislyn! Nice to meet you!