Elonka Dunin
Elonka Dunin


Elonka Dunin is a professional writer, game developer, cryptologist, and webmistress. Since 1990 she has worked at Simutronics in St. Louis, Missouri, in game development. In 1993, their game CyberStrike won the first ever “Online Game of the Year” award from Computer Gaming World magazine. In 1997, Simutronics launched its own website. Dunin was the product manager for GemStone III, executive producer for the Hercules and Xena-based multiplayer game Alliance of Heroes, and worked on most of Simutronics’ other products, including CyberStrike, Modus Operandi, DragonRealms, and the upcoming Hero’s Journey. She is also chairperson and co-founder of the International Game Developers Association’s Online Games SIG, and senior editor of annual white papers on the online game industry. Also an award-winning cryptologist, in 2006 Elonka published The Mammoth Book of Secret Codes and Cryptograms.

She has been editing Wikipedia since mid-2005. In the Wikipedia scoring system she has over 29,000 edits, has written or expanded over 200 articles, and contributed to three featured articles, including one on the medieval Knights Templar, which appears on the Wikipedia mainpage on October 13, 2007.


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