“We like games so much why don’t we invent some?” Schil said to Mil one rainy winter day… and here we are.
Our aim is to create games that are aesthetically pleasing, offer a different experience each time and successfully tread the fine line between strategy and chance.
Who are we? Julia Schiller (Schil) and Amanda Milne (Mil). We are based in Auckland, New Zealand.
Schil says: “Before turning to game design, I had a number of interesting jobs, including personal assistant to an orthodox rabbi and teacher of English as a second language.
“I was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland, USA and always enjoyed playing games with my fiercely competitive parents, pinochle being a family favourite.
“I have a degree in Anthropology and French from Washington University in St Louis. In late 2000, I immigrated to New Zealand from California. I have a teenage son. I play Scrabble competitively and enjoy pub quizzes.”
You can reach Julia at firstname.lastname@example.org
Mil says: “I grew up in Wembley, North London, studied Geography and Politics at University in Wales before working as a transport planner at the head office of London Underground. I’ve always been into games and started the Backgammon society at my college.
“I’ve lived in New Zealand since 1992 and worked for Auckland University for many years.
“I have done two stints as Chair of Mensa New Zealand; in fact it was Mensa that introduced me to Julia. I’ve found my vocation as a Game Designer!”
You can reach Amanda at email@example.com