Game development

Puzzle Designer Maze to Speak at BVS Event | Way of life

Bear Valley Springs Cultural Arts Association will present Insights Talk maze and puzzle designer Dave Phillips at 4 p.m. June 25 at the Oak Tree Country Club, 29541 Rolling Oak Drive in Bear Valley Springs.

Phillips has designed puzzles for Reader’s Digest, Highlights, National Geographic World, Die Zeit, Ranger Rick, Omni, Games, Scientific American and United Features Syndicate. He has also created puzzle mazes for Hallmark and die-cut puzzle mazes for DaMert.

Phillips has designed and produced electronic puzzles and logic titles for CD-i, Smart Games and eGames. He and his partner Rob Hafey own eBrainyGames, an electronic game development company.

Since 2000, Phillips has partnered with Hugh McPherson of MaizeQuest, a corn maze company, to design corn mazes, interactive games and walking mazes (such as bamboos, hedges and fences) for locations across the United States, Canada and England.

Phillip moved to the United States with his family from England in 1960 when he was 9 years old. He became a naturalized citizen at age 25 and wrote his first book, “Graphic and Op Art Mazes”, at age 26.

He and his wife, Pam, moved to Bear Valley Springs two years ago.

Come and hear his fascinating stories about his life’s work, fun for all of us.

For more information or a pass, call Michelle at 661-972-2519 or Anya at 661-435-0667.

Michelle Miller is the Publicity Chair of the Bear Valley Springs Cultural Arts Association.