Simon Hill is a freelance writer and game designer. After completing a Masters Degree in Scottish History at Edinburgh University he began working as a freelance writer. A change of direction came in the shape of a game tester job which led to several years working in the games industry as a game designer and producer. Having produced titles for the Xbox 360, Playstation 2, Xbox, GameCube and PC a strong knowledge of cutting edge technology was essential. As a producer he was responsible for large budgets and organising hardware and software solutions to deliver projects on time and on budget. He left in search of a better quality of life and now works on a freelance basis designing and writing about games and technology. He lives in Edinburgh with his wife and son.