Hi! I’m Amanda Lange. If you clicked on About, you probably want to know more about SecondTruth.com!
I started SecondTruth more than a decade ago (!) as a place to host my game design experiments. Since then it’s undergone several revisions and become the full-time home of my blog.
I’m a Software Engineer at Microsoft living in the Philadelphia area. I’m also a staff writer at http://www.tap-repeatedly.com. I’m a developer, artist, and game critic. Lately I also have been working on Conversational AI, the Internet of Things, gamification, and how games and technology can promote health. I love to play Dungeons & Dragons, cook good food, and generally geek out.
“Second Truth” as a phrase is partially inspired by a title name from the Secret of Mana soundtrack. The number two has some symbolic meaning for me as well as I am a fan of a certain “second” from anime whose name is similar to mine! I also made the connection between my earlier game writing about older games, taking a “second look” at titles that I was coming into late. I used to consider myself a bit of a late-adopter, but now that I’m working with Microsoft I get a lot of good tech news that I hope to share with you.
This is my personal blog, so the opinions posted here are not those of my employer.
This site is still host to my game experiments:
- A 7-Day Roguelike: Cosplay Mystery Dungeon, which I made with some friends
- Dive, and The Girl in the Haunted House, interactive horror fictions. (Please be advised that these games contain violence and aren’t suitable for kids!)
You can also find me:
Please do not comment on this blog with speaking requests or solicitations. It’s just a terrible way to get ahold of me since I filter spam. Use Email or Twitter!