Mat Dickie is an independent game developer. Mostly his games feature a degree of simulation/management, and character customisation. And they share a similar visual style. He has also written some books.
His website reads as though it was written by a larger developer's PR department. It's full of strange unwarranted statements, and is oddly charming because of it. For example:
'Gaming's most outspoken character finally speaks out about himself! For almost a decade, Mat Dickie electrified the games industry with his prolific output. He used unconventional methods to create unconventional games, and redefined what could be achieved by one man. Audiences responded accordingly and ensured his underground rumblings would resonate around the world.'
(All available at http://www.mdickie.com/downloads.htm