Emmanuel Eytan

Emmanuel was born in Paris and has lived in Paris, London, New York, San Francisco and Pittsburgh.

Upon graduating from the Entertainment Technology Center in 2013, he was granted the Randy Pausch award. That award goes to the graduate who best epitomizes interdisciplinary leadership through artistic, technical and interpersonal initiative, growth and excellence.

Emmanuel has always loved fiction in all of its forms: novels, comic books, movies, stage plays, TV series, role-playing games, adventure games, songs that tell a story are the main ones. He still strongly favors television fiction and adventure games. He is fascinated by the concept of interactive fiction and has even dabbled in it himself.

During his time at Carnegie Mellon, Emmanuel wrote the dialog for a few interactive experiences, a couple of mock-trailers, two promo videos and a full-length spec script of the television series Moonlighting. He is currently working on an piece of interactive fiction that is provisionally titled Go, Jill!.

In addition to writing, he is also a skilled programmer, proficient in many programming languages, including C, C++, C#, Java, Python (including Python 3), JavaScript and PHP as well as more esoteric languages such as Inform 7 and Scala.

He loves gameplay programming and backend programming. For backend programming, He has experience in the full LAMP stack. He is proficient about both SQL databases and NoSQL databases, particularly MongoDB and is interested in Cassandra.

He loves Unix and all things Unix-related. He's fully comfortable on the command line. He can script bash and am perfectly at home in GNU Screen.

Educational History

English and Drama Queen Mary University of London