Derek Chung

Game Designer.


Derek Chung is a game designer who brings together his background in existential psychotherapy and social psychology with the goal of making games which allow you to experience meaningful, other lives through cooperative storytelling and world-building. He got into game development the usual way—with a steady diet of geek media, games, and anime—which gave him a deep respect for all things nerd and how the medium could be used to foster community, connection, and creativity between and within people.

His company Nomnivore Games' flagship RPG, EMBERWIND, enjoyed breakout Kickstarter success in 2018, won the Judge’s Award at the Indie Game Showcase at Ohayocon, and has been spotlighted on Geek and Sundry, OGN, Tabletop Gaming News, GeekDad, EN World, and more!

When he’s not attending a convention, Derek lives in Ontario, where he is fuelled by equal parts caffeine and beer and enjoys quality time with his dog.

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