Paris Buttfield-Addison

Digital producer / Author / Filmmaker, Secret Lab

Paris Buttfield-Addison is a producer at Secret Lab, a game development studio based in beautiful Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. Secret Lab builds games and game development tools, including the BAFTA- and IGF-winning Night in the Woods, and ABC Play School Games, Qantas games, and the wildly popular Yarn Spinner narrative game framework, used in tens of thousands of games built around around the world, including the award-winning A Short Hike, Lost in Random, and Button City, among many others.

Paris formerly worked as a software engineer, and product manager for Meebo, which was acquired by Google. He has a degree in medieval history, a PhD in Computing, and writes technical books on machine learning, programming, and game development for O’Reilly Media. He can be found on Twitter @parisba and online at

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