Greg Johnson, Founder, a.k.a. Big Rappin' Earl
For the past seventeen years, Greg Johnson has been an independent game
designer, establishing a unique reputation for creativity and character design.
He has published seven successful software titles, winning numerous prestigious
awards, and receiving wide-spread acclaim. The winning team of Greg, and
ten-year business partner, Mark Voorsanger , has repeatedly resulted in
creations of uncompromising quality and ingenuity.
Greg's first titles, Starflight along with its sequel, published by Electronic Arts,
sold close to one million units, and has been credited as the first successful
graphic adventure game for the PC.
Throughout 1998 and 1999, Greg served as Creative Director for ePlanet, Inc.,
a company dedicated to developing new vision-based technology and to
creating ground breaking vision-enabled software products. Greg designed
several products for EP, including their flagship product, Freeblenux , a
cutting edge, interactive, 3D, vision-enabled virtual character.
Greg has spoken on computer game and interface design, both at the Computer
Game Developer's Conference and at Stanford University. He speaks Japanese and
Thai almost fluently, and enjoys writing children's stories as well as designing and
playing board games. He received his bachelor's degree in Bio-Linguistics from the
University of California, San Diego.