BARTLE, RICHARD ALLAN, computer games
designer; b. Ripon, Eng., Jan. 10, 1960;
s. Frederick Allan Bartle and Edith Anne
Toase; m. Gail Christine Martin, Apr. 13,
1985; children: Jennifer Gail, Madeleine
Anne. BSc in Computer Sci. 1st class
honors, Essex (Eng.) U., Colchester, 1981,
PhD in Artificial Intelligence, 1988.
Lectr. dept. computer sci. Essex U.,
1984-89; mng. dir. Mult1-User
Entertainments Ltd., Colchester, 1989 - ,
also bd. dirs.; cons. to various cos.
including Brit. Telecom, Mercury Comms.,
London, 1985 - . Author: Artificial
Intelligence and Computer Games, 1985,
(computer game) MUD 2, 1985 - ; co-author:
(computer game) MUD, 1978. Mem. Soc. for
Study Artificial Intelligence and Simulation
of Behavior. Achievements include
co-invention of class of mult1-player
computers MUDs - multl-user dungeons used as
text-based virtual realities and played in
shared virtual words. Avocations: reading,
writing, playing computer and board games.