Williams in 2012
|Full name||Huw J. Williams|
|Notability||Eamon Wiki founder|
Huw Williams is a longtime Eamon enthusiast and is the founder and administrator of the Eamon Wiki. Williams first began development of the wiki in March 2012 and opened it to the public a year later. In 2017 he moved the project to its current domain and continues to maintain and expand it. In 2021 Williams contributed to the collaborative adventure The Tower of Eamon.
Williams's first exposure to Eamon came in the early 1980s when his older brother bought the Master Disk and a few adventures at a software store in Terre Haute, Indiana. Williams started playing them on the Apple II in his parents' farmhouse in Warren County probably around 1983 or 1984. He recalls using the Eamon Dungeon Designer to build a couple of custom adventures, but says that neither was ever entirely completed or particularly well-crafted:
"One was called The Test Run (aka The Secret Search) and was a simple romp through a long underground complex of corridors and chambers without any particular puzzle or quest elements. The other was The Meaning of Life (which I attributed to 'Prostetnic Vogon Jeltz'), an homage to The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams which I must have been reading at the time."
Williams did little with Eamon for many years, focusing instead on school, starting his career as a graphic artist and web designer, and other hobbies such as photography and illustration. In the mid-2000s Williams began contributing to Wikipedia and came across the entry for Eamon; editing it rekindled his interest in the game and he decided to create his own wiki dedicated to it. Williams launched Eamon Wiki in 2013 and moved it to its current site in 2017.
In his spare time, Williams enjoys reading, freehand illustration, and spending time with his wife and daughter. He enjoys adventure games of all kinds and is currently having fun role-playing an elderly gnome in a multi-year Pathfinder RPG campaign.
A few samples of Williams's Eamon-related artwork:
Untitled map (1980s)
Holiday mimic (2013)
Dragon (c. 2015)
Apple Island map (2020)
Beginner's Forest sketches (2021)
The Sword of Inari map (2021)