Ron Gilbert is a games writer, director, producer, and designer who started the games industry career in 1987. Since then, Gilbert has been working with Cavedog Entertainment, Double Fine Productions, Electronic Arts, and Hothead Games. Gilbert's first game was Maniac Mansion published by Lucasfilm Games for PC, macOS, Linux, and NES in 1987. Next, Ron Gilbert worked on Zak McKracken and the Alien Mindbenders taking on the role of designer. Afterwards, Ron Gilbert worked on Total Annihilation developed by Cavedog Entertainment in 2015. Most recently, Ron Gilbert was involved in the development of Thimbleweed Park.