Ryan Clement (MA York University, BA Brandon University) is an English PhD candidate who studies the relationship between emergent narrative and game mechanics and the possible use of this interaction for new forms of education and intercultural communication. He is presently lecturing at the University of Winnipeg, Brandon University, and the International Space University. He worked on the GET-FACTS project, a partnership between the Games Institute and CIHR focused on allergy education. For this project, he designed the Kitchen Table game, a cooperative board game that brings “families and their dietary restrictions together.” In addition to designing board games, he has been a key organizer of events like Make a Game or DIY Trying and the Game Tasting. While most of his more recent experiences in gaming have been more tabletop in nature, he has a strong soft-spot for the old 8-bit classics.