My name is Matt Rowland. I have been playing Mousehunt since April 10, 2009.
What started off as a simple diversion soon gave way to a game that I found myself falling in love with. There was something about it that I kept coming back for more – whether it was the simple mechanic of blowing the horn every 15 minutes or the strategy to the game, I was hooked almost instantly.
I invited a co-worker, Jason Petite, to play the game that summer, and soon he and I began having entire lunch conversations about the game, along with walks around our work campus. We’d discuss MouseHunt’s economy, power creep, and that ever-elusive Black Widow mouse, among other things. 🙂
To assist Jason, and even though I was a fairly new hunter myself, I began writing a guide to assist him in the early stages of the game. I have written game guides before, so it was something I was fairly familiar with. I wrote it in Microsoft Word, and I would update it here and there when new content was released. I kept different documents for trap analysis as well.
I’m not sure at what point I decided to publish it online, but I had emailed my documents to a few other people over the years, and ultimately I decided I needed to put it on a website. I initially started with a Blogspot site, but that quickly became an issue with capacity, functionality and usability. I moved my content to WordPress in February 2014, and am looking to add more weekly content to the site as I grow my audience.
I have never interacted or spoken directly to the MouseHunt developers, but perhaps someday I will. There are a lot of great people out there who also write guides and offer many tools to assist hunters; I am simply one of them. I don’t claim to have all the answers, but I do feel like I have a fairly good grasp of how this game is played.
Personally, I am a husband and a father. My wife Beth also plays MouseHunt, though she just blows the horn and I usually have to tell her what to do. She doesn’t get into the inner workings of the game that much. 🙂 Both of my kids love to see what kind of mice we catch, and enjoy looking at all the different artwork in the game.
I welcome everyone to reach out and contact me if you have questions, or leave comments on the site. I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.