Marc Aranha is the founder of WarSpider Entertainment, LLC and is an independent game designer and award-winning author. In 1998, he began development on Shalkith: Last Kin, a tabletop game of strategic dragon combat, while a student at New York University. The first edition of the game was later published through iUniverse.com in 2001.
Marc published the award-winning children's novel, The Queen of Spiders, in 2003. The book received positive reviews from The Midwest Book Review, and the novel was awarded an iParenting Media Award, a Writer's Digest Honorable Mention award, and was an iUniverse.com Editor's Choice selection.
In 2005, Marc returned to the Shalkith game world, developing the browser-based online game, Shalkith Online, which included Rise of the Fire Dragon in 2006 and The Tainted Pearl expansion in 2007.
Marc began development on Dragon Clash in 2008. Originally slated to be a reboot of Shalkith Online, the game was later relaunched as a strategic card game and published in 2012.