My name is Stephen Hmiel, and I'm a game tester currently working at NVIDIA in St. Louis, Missouri. I graduated from Washington University in St. Louis, where I spent four years majoring in Environmental Studies. Because that's a natural career arc.

Games are my passion. I worked as a game designer at Simutronics for four years and contributed to four shipped titles, and I worked with the RPG Blades of Avernum for about six years. I created my own tabletop system and setting for groups who play online, and some of my finest work is in running high-energy campaigns with richly-detailed worlds. I spend most of the rest of my time playing games, thinking about games, or reading about games.

My Work

Simutronics (2010-2014)

Independent Projects

Game Jam Projects

Contact Info

email: ephesossh (at) gmail (dot) com
Steam: ephesossh