Darren Malley is a game designer, writer and composer currently living in the United States. His greatest passion in game development is using systems, mechanics and character dialog to create compelling interactive narratives.
As a systems designer, he has contributed to Dungeons & Dragons Online, Skylanders SWAP Force, and Skylanders SuperChargers. On these projects he designed and implemented a wide range of features, from crafting systems and named loot to character abilities and progression trees.
Darren co-founded the indie game studio Paralune LLC with Robyn Haley and Matt Smudz in 2016 with the goal of creating emotional, story-focused experiences. They released their first title, Mythic Ocean, on Steam and itch.io in early 2020. On this project Darren wrote all core character dialog, implemented all branching narrative logic, and composed the original soundtrack for the game.