Tina Alberino

AKA Alin Walker

Tina Alberino

AKA Alin Walker

Hello, friend!

I enjoy creating experiences, delivered in the form of books, zines, RPGs, and immersive websites. 

Like most creators who set up camp on the internet during the days of ICQ, Netscape Navigator, Napster, and Angelfire, my skillset is pretty diverse and I learn new technologies very quickly, especially when in service of an exciting artistic project. Currently, I’m developing Plane, a dreamy journaling RPG where, in a world of infinite possibilities, the player assumes the role of a humble teleporter operator working for AstroFusion Express, the multiverse’s best (and only) interdimensional travel company.

About me

I’m a certified copyeditor and project manager with over a decade of publishing experience and a lifetime of gaming experience. 

In my day job, I’m a salon management consultant who fights for the rights of professional beauty workers. I’m also the founder of Unvarnished Hand & Foot Co. and the author of both The Beauty Industry Survival Guide and Salon Ownership & Management.

When the entire world stopped in 2020, I decided to turn my hobbies into a second career. To keep from going crazy while in quarantine, I launched The Dread Machine, an indie publishing company, and started making cool things with a bunch of new friends. If you’d like to join our community of creators, you can find us here. (If you’ve ever heard a rejection letter referred to as a “hamster,” we’re the reason why.)

Let's talk!

I’m always seeking opportunities to collaborate. 

To get a glimpse into my gaming experience and some (disturbing yet somehow still only surface-level) insight into the depths of my passion for ALL OF THE GAMES, check out my profiles on Steam, itch.io, and Kickstarter. If you’d like to discuss working together, email me!

Tools

EXPERT-LEVEL PROFICIENCY UNLOCKED!

WordPress
Elementor
Affinity Suite
MS Office
Google Workspace
Canva
Aseprite
Pixel Studio Pro
Godot

Latest Posts

Top 5

UPDATED WEEKLY!
(Not really, but really.)

Disco Elysium (PC)
Loop Hero (PC)
Nemesis (Tabletop)
A Mending (Solo RPG)
Decarnation (PC)

Things I DO

(for writers & game designers)

Project Management

Strategy, project plans, and deadline accountability to ensure successful project completion.

Print & PDF Layout

Positioning text and graphics for rulebooks and RPGs.

Web & Graphic Design

Fully responsive portfolios, sales pages, WooCommerce stores, and more.

Playtesting

Tabletop and PC game testing.
You make it, I’ll break it.

Editing

Mechanical, developmental, and substantive editing with Chicago compliance guaranteed.

Publishing

Immaculate interior formatting, front matter, indexing, registration, proofing, printing, and more.

Things I've made

“Come, let’s get to work! In an instant all will vanish and we’ll be alone more, in the midst of nothingness!”
– Samuel Beckett, Waiting for Godot

Games

In Development

Coming to Kickstarter

Early 2024

Teleporter Operator Simulator

Coming to Kickstarter

Mid 2024

Thriller Solo RPG

Ransom

Coming to Kickstarter

Late 2024

Screenwriting RPG

Greenlight

Completed

2022

Retro Horror Solo RPG

2021

Drinking Game for Heathens

Books

Fiction

2020-2023

Speculative Fiction Magazine, 12 Issues

2023

Speculative Fiction Anthology

2022

Retro Horror Anthology

Non-Fiction

2018

Business Guide

2010-2020

Beauty Industry Blog