T E A M


WILL HELLWARTH Director, Lead Engineer Will is a game designer, programmer, and fanatic. A nerd since birth, growing up modding until he grew up and decided that games were the medium of his life. Inspired by nature and by things that can never exist, Will aims to bring light to the unknown and the undiscovered for the benefit of everyone, not just those who already play games.

WILL HELLWARTH

Director, Lead Engineer

Will is a game designer, programmer, and fanatic. A nerd since birth, growing up modding until he grew up and decided that games were the medium of his life. Inspired by nature and by things that can never exist, Will aims to bring light to the unknown and the undiscovered for the benefit of everyone, not just those who already play games.

JOHN BILLINGSLEY Lead Designer John Billingsley is an aspiring game designer and LA native. John is currently attending   Case Western Reserve University, finishing his degree in computer science. John is interested in the competitive psychology that arises from player versus player interactions, and how games   can be used to express feelings or emotions that are harder to simply put into words. It is John’s hope that through playing games, people will be opened up to new viewpoints,   patterns of thinking, and understanding.

JOHN BILLINGSLEY

Lead Designer

John Billingsley is an aspiring game designer and LA native. John is currently attending   Case Western Reserve University, finishing his degree in computer science. John is interested in the competitive psychology that arises from player versus player interactions, and how games   can be used to express feelings or emotions that are harder to simply put into words. It is John’s hope that through playing games, people will be opened up to new viewpoints,   patterns of thinking, and understanding.

GRAHAM PARKES Lead Writer Graham is a playwright, screenwriter, filmmaker, and independent game designer from Los Angeles. His works include Offering (Naked Angels), The Writer (Young Playwrights Inc.), The Tutor (LA Shorts Festival), and the tabletop game Kulak (IndieCade Finalist 2013).

GRAHAM PARKES

Lead Writer

Graham is a playwright, screenwriter, filmmaker, and independent game designer from Los Angeles. His works include Offering (Naked Angels), The Writer (Young Playwrights Inc.), The Tutor (LA Shorts Festival), and the tabletop game Kulak (IndieCade Finalist 2013).

GRIFFIN LIBBY-BLESER Art Director A commercial designer and illustrator based in Santa Monica, Griffin has been doing visual development with GoodbyeWorld Games for longer than he can remember.  

GRIFFIN LIBBY-BLESER

Art Director

A commercial designer and illustrator based in Santa Monica, Griffin has been doing visual development with GoodbyeWorld Games for longer than he can remember.

 

OLIVER LEWIN Composer Oliver Lewin is a composer from Santa Monica. He studied music at The New School in New York and has scored award-winning short films and games, as well as all of Close Your's previous versions. 

OLIVER LEWIN

Composer

Oliver Lewin is a composer from Santa Monica. He studied music at The New School in New York and has scored award-winning short films and games, as well as all of Close Your's previous versions.