The Playdate Team

bgBen Gabriel
Ben is a freelance writer whose work has appeared in Strange Horizons, The New Inquiry, Real Life, and ZAM. He made a zine about country music once. You can find his work (and art) over on Island Demeter.

bmBela Messex
Bela is a game designer and founder of Buddy System Games. He loves programming, drawing and the sharing of personal expression – be it through games and digital interaction or scribbles on notebook paper. You can download Bela’s games on