I’m Alex Wiltshire

I write and consult on videogames, design and technology. I write for publications including Rock Paper Shotgun and Edge, and I edited the book Britsoft: An Oral History. I’m also author of the Minecraft Blockopedia.

I’ve previously been head of communications at Sensible Object, working on the tabletop/videogame hybrid Beasts of Balance. And from April 2013 to August 2015 I was communications manager at Hello Games, where I worked on No Man’s Sky. It was a pretty amazing time – here’s more detail on what part I played there.

Before joining Hello Games I was editor of Edge, where I worked for six years across its magazine and website. I developed my journalism career on the design and architecture magazine Icon and as a web editor for Channel 4.

I’ve written about videogames, design and technology for many publications including New Statesman, PC Gamer, Eurogamer, Official Xbox Magazine, Dezeen, DisengoDesign Week and Architects’ Journal, and wrote various entries in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die.

I frequently speak at literary events on Minecraft, and well as universities and industry events such as the Develop conference, and regularly serve on judging panels, including the BAFTA Games Awards and IGF.

I’ve also made websites, including those for Baby Cakes and No Man’s Sky.

I live in Bath, UK, with my wife and two children.

Read things I’ve written

I’m slowly adding new articles I’ve written here, and the following list includes some especial highlights (at least to me).

Last Day of School
Ken Adam profile
Mojang: Adventure Capitalist

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