Tom Crago

Owner & CEO of Video Game Developer Tantalus


Tom Crago is an entrepreneur, author, and artist and the owner and CEO of globally renowned video game developer Tantalus. Based in Melbourne, Tantalus has more than fifty acclaimed titles to its credit, including several million-unit-sellers.

Current work

Tom mixes with the video game world’s biggest players and has worked with the likes of Nintendo, Sony and Microsoft. He is a past President of the Game Developers’ Association of Australia and served on the Australian Federal Innovation Minister’s IT Industry Innovation Council.

Previous experience

Tom worked previously in media law at Minter Ellison and he has degrees in Arts, Law and International Business. He is at present completing a PhD in art, videogames and philosophy, while his virtual reality art installation ‘Materials’ featured in the recent National Gallery of Victoria Triennial. Tom has run companies in industries as diverse as health and fashion, owns restaurants in Australia and Japan, and once represented Australia in the sport of Athletics.


Tom’s critically acclaimed travel memoir, Flashbacks from the Flow Zone is published by Hardie Grant.

Tom is an energetic and articulate speaker with a rare mix of knowledge and management expertise.


Talking Points
Art, Business & Video Games
Business Tripping: The Fine Art of Travelling for Work
The Slate Approach: Why Projects are Better than Goals
The Art of Wine, and Why We’ve Been Doing it Wrong
Business is Boring (Let’s Start with That)