Thursday, April 27, 2017
Chris Taylor - Career Musings
DMC First Floor
LSU , Digital Media Center (DMC), Baton Rouge
You never know what to expect when Chris talks about his career and games he has worked on. Come listen to his adventures with game development that spans a career to is nearly 30 years in the making. Chris has been a designer, engineer, ran his own studios and has seen the industry from as many perspectives as a person can. Chris is not only a talented game developer but a terrific storyteller; this is a must see presentation.
Chris Taylor Bio Chris Taylor is a driving force in the industry and has a strong point of view on the direction it is moving in. Chris is a video game designer and entrepreneur most famous for developing Total Annihilation and the Dungeon Siege series and for founding Gas Powered Games. Chris started in the video game industry in the late 1980s at Distinctive Software in Burnaby. His first game was Hardball II released in 1989.
Taylor moved to Seattle, Washington in January 1996 when he joined Cavedog Entertainment as the designer and project leader for the real-time strategy computer game Total Annihilation and its first expansion, Total Annihilation: The Core Contingency. He founded Gas Powered Games in May 1998 and designed the action-role-playing video game Dungeon Siege. Its sequel, Dungeon Siege II, was released in 2005.” - wikipedia Chris went on to develop Supreme Commander and Supreme Commander: Forged Forged Alliance. Chris moved to Wargaming.net in 2013. He has recently left the company and is now a self declared indie developer. We look forward to what Chris will be doing next and hope to hear more during Redstick.