Developer BiographySteve grew up in Boston, MA. He is currently working at Visceral Studios as Creatve Director on an unannounced title.
Steve started out as an AutoCad operator just after high school, but had always had an interest in animation. Struggling and self-taught, he got his first break at Looking Glass Studios, where he started as a 2D/3D Artist. After taking on more responsibility as a lead 3D Artist and gaining an interest in design, Steve was offered an opportunity to be a designer on LG's upcoming WWII Flight Simulator.
Steve left Looking Glass in 2000, moving on to Harmonix, where he wanted to return to his artistic roots, creating prototypes for environments and character concepts for some music-related titles they were working on. After a short while, Steve was offered a design role there, but instead took an offer to join a P2P startup that focused on enterprise applications.
Two years after they started out, Buzzpad closed its doors and Steve moved to California, for love and to rejoin the games industry. Steve had no contacts to speak of, and pounded the pavement with no recent experience in hand. Luckily, Oddworld took a chance on him.
After serving as Senior Level Designer at Oddworld, on Oddworld's: Stranger's Wrath, Steve accepted an offer from Valve to work on the Half Life 2 franchise.
Steve joined Electronic Arts at their Redwood Shores (now Visceral Games) campus in the Bay Area during 2006 where he has been since.
Contributed by Stephen Desilets (14) on Mar 01, 2006. [revised by : Stephen Desilets (14) and Steve Desilets (1)].
Steve Desilets - picture taken 2001