Google has hired Noah Falstein as the company’s Chief Game Designer. His experience with gaming includes being a project engineer at Milton Bradley, working as a project lead at Williams making arcade games and many years at LucasArts as a project leader.

Falstein recently ran his own consulting firm called The Inspiracy consulting for clients including Disney, Dreamworks, and Microsoft. It is thought that he has been brought on to lead Google’s internal design studio and might be concentrating on serious games.