Antonio Gould: Producer
Antonio is a producer with 15 years’ experience in creating digital content. He has a specialism in education and gaming. He’s worked on digital education projects for a wide range of organisations and companies including the BBC, Channel 4, The Open University and Nickelodeon.
Margaret Robertson (Hide&Seek): Consultant Games Designer
Margaret is an award-winning games designer who helped to stitch together the education and gaming requirements of the game. A top-rated speaker on the principles and philosophies behind game design, her clients include EA, Sony, Channel 4, GameCity, Free Radical Design, Kuju and the Rank Group.
Rich Wake and Chris Garbutt: Artwork and Animation
Rich and Chris were responsible for making the game look beautiful!
Voices: Simon Farnaby
Simon is a BBC Horrible Histories regular, and has appeared in The Mighty Boosh, as well as starring in the film The Bunny and the Bull.
Script: Maurice Suckling & Berbank Green
Sound Recordist: Ed de Lacy / Somethin' Else
This team have been responsible for making sure that the game fulfils its educational requirements.
Alison Kelly is Principal Lecturer in English Education at the University of Roehampton, London, teaching all aspects of literacy with expertise in the effective teaching of systematic synthetic phonics. She was previously a primary school teacher for many years, and is co-author and editor of many bestselling textbooks on reading and writing in the primary school classroom.
Angela Colvert is Senior Lecturer in English Education at the University of Roehampton, London with particular expertise in using digital games to develop children’s literacy. She is currently engaged in PhD research into alternate reality games (ARGs) in education, at the Institute of Education. As well as publishing her findings, she has presented these at national and international conferences. Current research interests include games, media education and uses of technology in the primary classroom.
Mairi Mackinnon (Usborne Publishing)
Mairi Mackinnon has lived and worked in the UK, France, Italy and Spain as a translator, teacher, writer and editor. She has written over forty books for Usborne Publishing, including the award-winning Very First Reading series.
Community Management and Marketing
Dannie Price is the Community Manager at Teach Your Monster to Read. She is responsible for communicating with our audience, answering queries and feedback and gaining insight into how we can improve the game and the user experience for everyone. An experienced marketer and a lover of books, Dannie has worked on marketing campaigns for well respected publishers and arts institutions such as Oxford University Press, Faber & Faber and the Royal Institute of British Architects.
Huge thanks to the following schools and parents who tested the game for us in its initial stages:
Kings School, Ely, Cambridgeshire
Cippenham Primary School, Slough
Rosendale Primary School, West Dulwich
Water Leys Primary School, Leicestershire.
Horndean Primary School, Hampshire
Oakdale Infants School, Redbridge
Parent testers: Sarah Fox, Dean Vipond, Katie Beecroft, Sara Shawwa, Dan and Ainslie Williams, Carl and Jo Homer, Scarlett Parker, Faith Buck, Ola Szmidt, Emma MacBeth.
We couldn't have done it without the support of a wider team of talented people.
Dave Houston, Miles Berry, Tim Rylands, Julia Rutherford Bate (Waterleys Primary School), Lizzie Ostrom, Jodie Collins.