Eric Murnane received his Ph.D. in Texts and Technology from the University of Central Florida and both his MA and BA from McNeese State University.  His research interests focus primarily on narrative and the player in digital games about which he has presented at national and international conferences such as Foundations of Digital Games, HASTAC, Popular Culture Association, Computers and Writing,  and Society for Cinema and Media Studies.  His creative works include traditional fiction and poetry, hypertext/interactive storytelling, and 2D Unity projects.  Originally from Lake Charles, Louisiana, Murnane has experience in writing centers, startups, and independent films.