Evie is a life long games researcher and game designer. She received her Ph.D. in computer science in 2012 and focused her research on socially pervasive game experiences. These days she works on VR experiences and other experimental game designs. She is the Creative Director and Programmer at Verge of Brilliance LLC: a company she founded with her sister in 2014. Evie spends much of her energy exploring the new ways she can create connections between players through games; adapt game design to work with increasingly pervasive technology; and using both technology and game design to create novel social and meaningful play experiences.