Matthew (He/Him) is a Writer, Programmer, Teacher, and Game Designer based in Melbourne.

He completed his undergraduate degree in Computer Science at Swinburne University of Technology in 2021. Matthew previously worked at Firemonkeys as a Game Designer, working on Need For Speed: No Limits. He is now one-half of the indie game studio Toot Games (funded by VicScreen & Screen Australia).

Matthew has worked with the City of Melbourne to produce Design Your Own Indie Game - a series of free workshops teaching beginners the fundamentals of hobby game development. In 2024 Matthew completed a games commision contract making an educational game for Swinburne’s Journalism & PR degrees. In 2022 he completed a residency at The Arcade Melbourne, working independently as a part of their South Melbourne Residency Tenure program.

Matthew’s performance background includes 10+ years of sketch and improv at Hoopla Impro (London) and The Improv Conspiracy (Melbourne), and multiple shows at Melbourne International Comedy Festivals over the years.This unique blend of game-designer brain and comedy chops led to hosting/co-writing Trope RPG, produced by Haven’t You Done Well Productions.

Matthew respectfully acknowledges that he works, makes, and learns on land that belongs to the Wurundjeri People of the Kulin Nation. Sovereignty was never ceded. Always was, always will be, Aboriginal land.

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Fate & Fables
“A Fantasy Roleplaying Podcast set in the dungeons and dragons 5th edition. The podcast is made up of a series of Fables starring a rotating cast of heroes played by professional actors, improvisors, and comedians!”

I ran, wrote, produced and edited Fate & Fables over three years. The show reached over 32,000 downloads over the 49 episodes. 

Along with co-producer Millie Holten, we also ran Fate & Fables Live here in Melbourne at the TIC Theatre, selling over 150 tickets.

Soothplayers - Bardic Inspiration

In 2020 the Plague shut our theatres, so the cast of Completely Improvised Shakespeare turned to D&D to keep playing together during the lockdowns. Now you can join their table for live-streamed sessions every Sunday night at 7:30pm AEST. Subscribe to the YouTube Channel to watch live and recorded episodes, and follow on TikTok @Bardic_Inspo.

I am a castmember on Bardic Inspiration and stream live fortnightly with “The Magical Cane Band” party of adventurers.