Andrew Looney

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Andy Looney is the inventor of the Icehouse game system, which he conceived of in his novel The Empty City. Andy is the Chief Designer of Looney Labs, which he co-owns along with his wife, Kristin.

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Andy's game designs include:

  1. Icehouse ~ co-designed with John Cooper - 1987
  2. Martian Chess - 1995
  3. Trice - 1995
  4. Igloo - 1996
  5. Gridlock - 1996
  6. IceTowers - 1999
  7. Hailstorm - 2002
  8. StarRunners - 2005
  9. Treehouse - 2006
  10. Martian Coasters (aka Looney Ludo) - 2006
  11. Black ICE - 2007
  12. Twin Win - 2007
  13. Zark City - 2008
  14. World War 5 - 2008
  15. Petri Dish 2008
  16. IceDice - 2009
  17. Build it First (unfinished) - 2009
  18. Nothing Beats a Large - 2009
  19. Powerhouse - 2010
  20. Pharaoh - 2010
  21. SandShips - 2010
  22. Petal Battle - 2010
  23. Launchpad 23 - 2010
  24. Pink Hijinks - 2011
  25. Pyramid Shambo - 2011
  26. Lunar Invaders (aka Cosmic Coasters) - 2011
  27. Give or Take - 2012
  28. Color Wheel - 2014
  29. Verticality - 2015
  30. Lava Flows - 2017
  31. Nomids (unreleased) - 2018
  32. IceToids - 2018

... plus and a bunch of non-Icehouse games.

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Andy gives a special medal to anyone who can beat him at Homeworlds. Here’s the current list of medal holders:

  1. John Cooper
  2. Russell Grieshop
  3. Tim Sieger
  4. Joshua Kronengold
  5. Dayle Hodge
  6. Rob Bryan
  7. Tom Eigelsbach
  8. Josh Drobina
  9. Shel West
  10. Wil Allyn
  11. Laurie Menke
  12. Leila Zucker
  13. Paul Petersen
  14. Matt Fantastic
  15. Sydnie Steele
  16. Alex Everington
  17. Croix Gyurek
  18. Bonnie Brett (delivery pending)

One of these medals has also been lost. It was pinned to a plush Owlbear who went missing at Burning Man 2017. We’re hoping Commander Owlbear has been having grand adventures and will someday return home, still wearing his medal.

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For more information about Andy, check out his blog.