Adam Ryland – Lead Designer – Wrestling and MMA Product Line

Adam Ryland, graduated from Aston University in 2001 with a degree in Computer Science, Adam joined Wrox Press Ltd. that summer and spent the next 2 years as the Chief Editor and Project Manager of Wrox’s .NET web sites, C#Today and VBToday, and also contributed as an editor to the ASPToday web site and several of Wrox’s successful .NET Handbook titles. Recently, Adam developed the critically acclaimed Total Extreme Wrestling. Adam currently lives in the none-too-sunny climates of Birmingham, England.

In your opinion, what makes a good computer game?

“Creativity and good replay value. A game should always bring new features and ideas to a genre, and it should contain enough different ways to play to keep the player hooked for months.”

What one impression do you want customers of Grey Dog Software to take away after playing one of its games?

“That a game of good design and substance is always superior to a shallow game that tries to hide its weakness with flashy presentation.”

What does Grey Dog Software offer its customers that other gaming companies do not?

“Intricate detail without sacrificing playability.”

What is your typical day like at Grey Dog Software?

“Every day is a whirlwind of fun, near-death experiences, and semi-nakedness. To try to sum it up in a simple paragraph would test even the most creative of scribes. “

How many hours per week do you play computer or console games?

“Three or four.”

What game do you or did you play so much that your wife/girlfriend had to send out a search party?

“Hide and seek – I’m very good.”

If you were a food, what would you be?

“I’m English, so whatever it is, it’d be boiled.”

If you won $200 Million dollars in the lottery tomorrow, what would you do with all your winnings?

“Well, with the current conversion rate, $200 Million dollars is about ?3.50, so It’d probably just about pay for my lunch.”

Boxers or briefs?

“Go commando.”

Blondes, brunettes or redheads?

“I’ll take one of each please. No, I won’t be requiring your gift wrapping service, thank you.”