Born in the great city of Sacramento, Matt Hyra has been designing games for what some would describe as an eternity. Matt first broke into the industry at Wizards of the Coast working on the Pokemon Trading Card Game and various rules teams. He eventually took his talents to Upper Deck where he worked on games such as Vs. System and he was the R&D lead for the World of Warcraft Miniatures Game. Matt previously worked at Cryptozoic Entertainment where he was the oldest surviving member of the World of Warcraft Trading Card Game R&D team.
Matt currently works for Renegade Game Studios where he is the lead designer for Vampire: The Masquerade - Rivals Expandable Card Game and an upcoming (and as of writing, not yet announced) Power Rangers game.
Matt spends every day designing and developing new games. He enjoys the challenge of designing a game for a particular target market, price point, or component list. He is well known for writing very easy to follow rulebooks.
Some of his designs have been converted to iOS games, where he often does a lot of behind the scenes work to add more activity to the single-player experience, including campaigns vs the AI. Matt is a movie (and movie trivia) buff, World War II buff, and enjoys a lot of British television.