by the Cryptic Team

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by Nellie "Domesticon" Hughes, Content Designer, Cryptic Studios

Over the last few weeks, the PR folks behind style="font-style: italic;">Champions Online
have been working hard to continually produce more content for their
website and draw more people into the game. Another developer profile
has been entered into the databanks, this time featuring the blue
haired and bubbly Nellie "Domesticon" Hughes. With her love of style="font-style: italic;">Spongebob Squarepants
and Killswitch Engage, how could anyone not be interested in her

Q: What do you do on
Champions Online?

style="font-weight: bold;">A: I'm a content
designer, which means I put the missions together and populate the

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Nellie Hughes,
Content Designer

Q: What are you working
on now?

style="font-weight: bold;">A: Right now, I'm
working on the framework for a set of neighborhood missions and working
with the environment artist to create playspaces that fit the
neighborhood's fiction and spawn groups.

Q: How long have you
worked in gaming, and what did you do before working on style="font-style: italic;">Champions

style="font-weight: bold;">A: I've worked in
the gaming industry for two-and-a-half years. I came to Cryptic after
graduating from college, and I've been here ever since. My first game
was City of Villains, and after that launched I worked on the
expansions for it.

Q: What aspect of
Champions Online
are you most excited about?

style="font-weight: bold;">A: I'm really into
the gameplay. I'm a huge fan of being able to pick up and play a game
and do well without having to read and learn a lot of crazy button
combos, like many of the other games out there.

Q: What do you web surf
to when you're avoiding work?

style="font-weight: bold;">A: My favorite web
comics at,
Gametab and href="">The Space.

Q: What are three things
you can't live without?

style="font-weight: bold;">A: Microwave
popcorn, my computer and the Internet.

Q: Tell us a story!

style="font-weight: bold;">A: One time in
elementary school, I lip-synced to the Weird Al Yankovic song "Eat It."
I got a standing ovation, and by far it was the proudest moment of my

Q: What is your guilty

style="font-weight: bold;">A: Watching old Tom
Cruise movies from the '80s and '90s.

Q: What do you like to do
in your free time?

style="font-weight: bold;">A: Gaming, watching
Spongebob and getting out of the house and enjoying the California
weather as much as I can.

Q: What's on your iPod?

style="font-weight: bold;">A: Anything from
Killswitch Engage to Beethoven and some M.I.A. I'm all over the place
with my taste in music.

Q: What advice do you
have for someone who wants to break into designing games?

A: If you're
really passionate about it, keep trying to do what you want. Make your
own design docs or work on a mod so that you have something to show
when you're trying to get your ideas across. 

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Last Updated: Mar 29, 2016