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John Smedley

Game Credits

Business

Wizardry Online (2013)   (President)
Bullet Run (2012)   (President)
PlanetSide 2 (2012)   (President)
Acceleration of SUGURI X Edition (2011)   (President )
DC Universe Online (2011)   (President)
EverQuest: Veil of Alaris (2011)   (President)
Payday: The Heist (2011)   (President)
Rochard (2011)   (President)
Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures (2010)   (President)
EverQuest: Underfoot (2009)   (President)
Free Realms (2009)   (President)
EverQuest II: The Shadow Odyssey (2008)   (President)
EverQuest: Seeds of Destruction (2008)   (President )
Star Wars Galaxies Trading Card Game (2008)   (President)
EverQuest II: Rise of Kunark (2007)   (President )
EverQuest: Secrets of Faydwer (2007)   (President)
EverQuest: The Buried Sea (2007)   (President)
Legends of Norrath (2007)   (President)
Peggle (2007)   (President)
Vanguard: Saga of Heroes (2007)   (President)
EverQuest: The Serpent's Spine (2006)   (President)
Pirates: Constructible Strategy Game Online (2006)   (President)
Star Wars: Galaxies - The Complete Online Adventures (2006)   (President)
Champions: Return to Arms (2005)   (President)
Star Wars: Galaxies - Trials of Obi-Wan (2005)   (President)
EverQuest: Gates of Discord (2004)   (President)
EverQuest II (2004)   (President )
EverQuest: Omens of War (2004)   (President)
Lords of EverQuest (2003)   (President)
EverQuest: The Ruins of Kunark (2000)   (President & CEO)
 

Production

CART World Series (1997)   (Executive Producer)
Steel Reign (1997)   (Director Product Development)
Tanarus (1997)   (Producers)
NHL FaceOff (1996)   (Executive Producer)
ESPN Baseball Tonight (1994)   (Producer)
ESPN National Hockey Night (1994)   (Producers)
Kawasaki Caribbean Challenge (1993)   (Producer)
 

Design

EverQuest (1999)   (Director of Development)
Tanarus (1997)   (Design)
 

Programming/Engineering

F1 2013 (2013)   (Senior Programmers)
F1 2011 (2011)   (Programmers)
50 Cent: Blood on the Sand (2009)   (Programming)
Brian Lara International Cricket 2005 (2005)   (Programmers)
Microsoft International Soccer 2000 (1999)   (Lead PC Programming)
Rosco McQueen Firefighter Extreme (1997)   (Programmers)
World Cup Golf: Hyatt Dorado Beach (1994)   (3D Maths Engine)
 

Customer/Technical Support

CyberStrike (1994)   (Live Team)
 

Thanks

James Bond: Top Agent (2008)   (Special Thanks)
God of War: Betrayal (2007)   (Special Thanks)
EverQuest Online Adventures (2003)   (Special Thanks)
PlanetSide (2003)   (Special Thanks)
Millennium Soldier: Expendable (1998)   (Heartfelt Thanks To)
Rally Cross (1997)   (Special Thanks To)
 

Other

EverQuest II: Echoes of Faydwer (2006)   (President)
EverQuest II: Kingdom of Sky (2006)   (President)
EverQuest: Prophecy of Ro (2006)   (President)
Field Commander (2006)   (President)
Untold Legends: Dark Kingdom (2006)   (President)
Untold Legends: The Warrior's Code (2006)   (President)
EverQuest: Depths of Darkhollow (2005)   (President)
EverQuest II: Desert of Flames (2005)   (President)
Frantix (2005)   (President)
GripShift (2005)   (Sony Online Entertainment President)
Star Wars: Galaxies - Episode III Rage of the Wook... (2005)   (President)
Star Wars: Galaxies - The Total Experience (2005)   (President)
Untold Legends: Brotherhood of the Blade (2005)   (President)
Star Wars: Galaxies - Jump to Lightspeed (2004)   (President)
Star Wars: Galaxies - An Empire Divided (2003)   (President)
EverQuest (1999)   (President)
 


Developer Biography

John Smedley is President of Sony Online Entertainment and co-founder of Verant Interactive, Inc. He has over 12 years of experience in the gaming industry. Mr. Smedley's start in the gaming industry began in 1989 when he worked as a programmer for ATG.

Shortly after developing his first game (Qix) for the Apple IIe, Mr. Smedley founded and his own company called Knight Technologies. At Knight Technologies, he developed various contract games like Double Dragon (Atari Lynx), Dirty Larry Renegade Cop (Atari Lynx), Qix (Atari Lynx), Keys to Maramon (Amiga) and Kawasaki Carribean Challenge (SNES). Mr. Smedley also served as Director of Development for five years at 989 Studios and began a PC Group that evolved into Verant Interactive, now Sony Online Entertainment.

Last updated: Nov 23, 2005