|Name Shelley Day|
Role Video Game Designer
Organizations founded Humongous Entertainment
Shelley Day is a former producer of video games. She began her career in 1985, at Electronic Arts. Day also worked for Accolade, Taito and LucasArts before founding Humongous Entertainment together with colleague Ron Gilbert. She created the famous Putt-Putt series' eponymous protagonist as a bedtime story for her son, which later became a popular series of children's video games. In 1999 she was listed on Time Magazine as one of the "Cyber Elite". After leaving Humongous Entertainment in 2001, Day and Gilbert founded Hulabee Entertainment to provide online games for kids, with approximately 20 former Humongous Entertainment staff joining them.
On December 2, 2005, she was sentenced to 24 months in prison for defrauding the Asia-Europe-Americas Bank of Seattle of US$1.4 million in order to buy her "dream home" on Mercer Island. She was convicted of falsely claiming to the bank loan officer that Disney Interactive had agreed to buy part of Hulabee Entertainment and presenting forged documents to support that claim.