John Hawkins

Game Credits


Rise of Nations (2003)   (Production)


DomiNations (2015)   (Lead Designer)
Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning (2012)   (Lead Content Designer)
Age of Empires III: The Asian Dynasties (2007)   (Design)
Rise of Nations: Rise of Legends (2006)   (Designers)
Rise of Nations: Gold Edition (2004)   (Designers)
Rise of Nations: Thrones & Patriots (2004)   (Designers)


Terracide (1997)   (Personal dedications from the Team to)

Developer Biography

John graduated from the College of William and Mary in 2002 with a bachelor’s degree in Business, Information Technology. Even though he was excited to get out into the workforce and use his degree, the job market was not very cooperative. So when he saw that Big Huge Games had an opening for a playtester, he jumped on it. Working his way up the ranks, he managed to land a design position.

As an associate designer, his main job is to work on scenarios and the scripts that run them. Every now and then they let him play the game too. Otherwise he’s always an easy mark for some ping-pong or board game action.

When he’s not working, John likes to spend time with his girlfriend, reading, and playing games.

[Source: Big Huge Games web site]

Last updated: Jan 31, 2004