Tom Butler

An Atlanta native, Tom is an independent game developer by night, and a Combat Rescue Officer leading pararescuemen by day. He founded Green Feet Games Inc, with the goal to make games that inspire flow among gamers–positive shared group experiences. He has studied this psychological phenomenon in many arenas most notably, Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers.

He strongly follows Plato’s motto: “You can learn more from a person in one hour of play, than in a lifetime of conversation.” To keep people engrossed in the activity of social gaming, he’s developed a Pirate co-operative and competitive strategy game with realistic historical and geographic details, The Pirate Republic.