Codex Conquest is an Open Educational Resource licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial 4.0 International license.

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Game Designer

  • Amy Hildreth Chen is the English and American Literature Librarian at the University of Iowa Libraries. She previously served as Iowa’s Special Collections Instruction Librarian (2015-2017) and as a Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) Academic Libraries Postdoctoral Fellow in the Division of Special Collections at the University of Alabama ( 2013-2015). In May 2013, she graduated with a Ph.D. in English from Emory University, where she also worked in the Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives and Rare Book Library.

Game Collaborator

  • Michelle Chesner is the Norman E. Alexander Librarian for Jewish Studies at Columbia University. Follow Michelle’s Jewish History version of Codex Conquest on Twitter with #codexconquestJE.
  • Serina Sulentic holds an MFA in Design from The University of Iowa and a BFA from The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. For the past ten years, Serina has worked for numerous types of clients, both national accounts and local businesses, with the most recent works in the natural foods industry, striving to bring sustainable practices into the everyday workflow. Her other areas of interest include printmaking, package design, handmade books and publication design. Serina’s undergraduate students designed both physical and print and play options for Codex Conquest.

Digital Project Manager

  • Hannah Scates Kettler is the Digital Humanities Librarian at the University of Iowa Libraries. Hannah consults researchers on their digital projects and collaborates on their development. She also works to integrate digital projects and collections into teaching. Hannah received her B.A. in Anthropology with minors in Art History and Classics from the University of Iowa and her M.A. in Digital Humanities from King’s College, London. Her interests lie in 3D environments, video games, and archaeology and cultural heritage representation.


  • Heidi Wiren Bartlett is the Creative Coordinator and Designer at the University of Iowa Libraries. The logo design is taken from Domenico Angelo’s The School of Fencing: With a General Explanation of the Principal Attitudes and Positions Peculiar to the Art (1787).


  • Edward Raber


  • Colleen Theisen
  • Farah Boules

Play Testers

Muzel Chen, Alonso Avila, Lisa Gardinier, Margaret Gamm, Lindsay Moen, Jennifer Masada, John Fifield, Katie Hassman, Erica Knapp, Allie Paarsmith, Keri Lawson, Caroline Hogan, Beth Yale, Heather Bain, Caroline Barraco, Nichole Cotton, Caroline Hogan, Benjamin Jefferson, Justin Kirkland, Zoe Petersen, Joseph TenHulzen, Eric Voss, Kazumi Wilds, Heidi Wiren Bartlett, Colleen Theisen, Laura Hampton, Kelly Grogg, Hannah Scates Kettler, Matthew Butler, Jayden Bisson, Katherine Bratkiv, Emma Dennis, Zain Khan, Nadav Kohen, Michael Libin, Andrew Mitchell, Daniel Rodriguez-Arzola, Hannah Song, Loghan Sterns, Vivian Wolkoff, Austin Wu, Jiahua Zhang, Pete Balestrieri, Serina Sulentic, Jenny Bradshaw, Stephen Jacobs, Noah Jacobs, David Simkins, Owen Gottlieb, Ian Schreiber, Elizabeth Lawley, Tim Shipe, Melissa Hubbard, Juli McCloone, Becky Wolsk, Megan Lowe, David Calderan, Sarah Florek, Elizabeth Wiegand, Seth Williams, Yougsin Park, Jessica Dulung, Storm Shearer, Khari J. Witmore, Scott LeBeau, Elle May, Katrina Fey, Elolsa Robison, Ryan Knoff, Jared Bradicko, Hailey Boileau, Anna Long, Trevor Kuenn, Bonnie Duong, Josh Bradicko, Sam Nordstrom.