Dave Taylor received his BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin in 1993. While in school, he created the IEEE CS National Programming Contest for which he was awarded both the Lifetime Entrepreneurial Award and the Student Leadership Award in Engineering.
Upon graduation, he was hired by id Software
where he became a programmer on many DOOM
circa 1993-1994. In June 1994 he left the company and co-founded the development studio Crack dot Com
with Jonathan Clark
The studio released only one title, Abuse
(1995), which Taylor produced. All of the winnings were invested in a new title, Golgotha
, but it had too large a scope and the team was left unable to finish it, closing the company in 1998. He left to join processor start-up Transmeta, where he performed various roles including helping to debug the Crusoe processor and developing the IPO roadshow demo.
After that, he left the company and produced Spy Kids Challenger
(2002), worked on The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-Earth
(2004), designed ER
(2005) and was involved with Igor
. In 2009 he is doing producing and design work on Karateka
In 2009 the official iPhone version Abuse Classic
was ported with the help of EXAKT Entertainment
Also Known As
- Dead Rising 2: Off the Record (2011), Capcom Entertainment, Inc.
- Dead Rising 2 (2010), CE Europe Ltd.
- DOOM II (2010), Bethesda Softworks LLC
- Fallout: New Vegas (2010), Bethesda Softworks LLC
- 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand (2009), THQ Inc.
- ER (2005), Mindscape Germany GmbH
- The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-Earth (2004), Electronic Arts, Inc.
- DOOM Collector's Edition (2001), Activision Publishing, Inc.
- DOOM 64 (1997), Midway Games, Inc.
- Quake (1997), SEGA of America, Inc.
- Final DOOM (1996), GT Interactive Software Corp.
- Final DOOM (1996), Atari, Inc.
- Abuse (1995), Crack dot Com
- DOOM (1995), Williams Entertainment Inc.
- The Ultimate DOOM (1995), GT Interactive Software Corp.
- DOOM II (1994), GT Interactive Software Corp.
- Wolfenstein 3D (1994), Atari Corporation
- DOOM (1993), id Software, Inc.