About

About the Authors

Matt KempkeMatthias “Matt” Kempke hails from Kiel, Germany. In 2003 Matt moved to Leipzig to study Japanese and African Culture in addition to German language instruction. Matt created the original “What Makes You Tick?” in his free time opposite university, and subsequently worked on “A Stitch in Time” in his dorm room. Matt now works for Daedalic Entertainment where he created Night of the Rabbit, and is currently leading the game adaption of Ken Follett’s “Pillars of the Earth” — scheduled for release in 2017. In his free time, Matt enjoys movies and old radio shows, visiting strange places, meeting friends, and planning his next adventure game.

Greg MacWilliamGreg MacWilliam is the creator and principal engineer of Lassie Adventure Studio, the Flash-based game engine behind the “What Makes You Tick?” games. Greg comes from Rochester, New York (USA) where he graduated from RIT with a degree in multimedia design. Greg now works for Vox Media, developing web software for digital brands including Polygon, The Verge, and Vox.com. In his free time, Greg enjoys the great outdoors, traveling the globe, and juggling.

The Swiss Alps.
Stitch concepting: Swiss Alps, 2007.

Matt and Greg met online over a decade ago through cooperation on a Monkey Island fan site. Their common love of adventure games kept them in frequent contact, until they finally met in Leipzig, Germany in 2004. Their friendship and camaraderie have continued to grow since, and their work on adventure fan sites has evolved into making full-blown adventure games together. They have taken frequent adventures together over the years from wandering Berlin to hiking the Swiss Alps. Their planning and production of “What Makes You Tick: A Stitch in Time” took them from Prague, Czech Republic to the wilds of the American West.

The Grand Canyon.
Stitch puzzle planning: Grand Canyon, 2009.

Additional Talent

Additional artistic talent has been contributed by John Green (creator of Nearly Departed), and A.M.Sartor (who’s portfolio includes illustration for Wizards of the Coast’s Dungeons and Dragons, 4th Edition). Also, a very special thanks goes to Matt’s brother, Sebastian Kempke, who provided a great deal of additional artwork and concept illustrations for the game.

Primary music credits go to Justin R. Durban (who’s music has been heard in trailers for Alice in Wonderland and Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince). Additional music performances come from concertina player Marien Lina, and pianists Bill Edwards and Marie Mallory.