Portrait of Trent Kusters

Trent Kusters

Game designer and writer Trent Kusters is the founder of game development collective League of Geeks, responsible for digital roleplaying strategy board game and international success story Armello. He is also the chair of Freeplay – Australia’s largest and longest running independent games festival – and a lecturer at the Victorian College of the Arts. Frequently named one of the games industry’s top young achievers, Trent is the chair of RMIT’s Program Advisory Committee, industry advisor to DiGRA Australia and the Australian Writers Guild, and frequently speaks and consults on development and design.

As an honouree of numerous 30 Under 30 lists by the likes of MCV, Develop, Triple J, Melbourne Writers Festival and most recently Forbes, Trent is heavily invested in the future of video games as a medium; fostering and mentoring young and minority developers and contributing to the game development community wherever possible.

Photo: Daniel Boud