Oliver Barder

Also Known As

  • Ollie Barder

Game Credits


The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (2008)   (Production)
NASCAR 08 (2007)   (Assistant Producer)


Gears of War: Judgment (2013)   (Sr. Game Designer)
Burn, Zombie Burn! (2009)   (Design and Robots)
Need for Speed: Carbon - Own the City (2006)   (Designer)

Quality Assurance

Black & White 2 (2005)   (Senior Testers)
Black & White 2 (Collector's Edition) (2005)   (Senior Testers)
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 06 (2005)   (Senior Testers)
Knights of Honor (2004)   (Functional Senior Testers)
The Urbz: Sims in the City (2004)   (European Functional Certification Group)

Customer/Technical Support

Battlefield 2: Special Forces (2005)   (ECG Senior Testers)
Burnout 3: Takedown (2004)   (European Certification Group)


All Zombies Must Die! (2011)   (Special Thanks)
South Park: Let's Go Tower Defense Play! (2009)   (Special Thanks)


Burnout Legends (2005)   (EA European Certification Group)

Developer Biography

Originally one of the first Japanese correspondents for gamesTM magazine, Ollie entered the games industry as a journalist and then ended up working for Electronic Arts Europe as a senior certification tester. Following that he worked at Exient Entertainment as a designer, then for Disney Interactive Studios as an Associate Producer and then for doublesix as a senior designer, where he worked originally on Burn, Zombie Burn! and then as the lead designer for Strike Suit Zero (though leaving a year before its release). He then went to work on Gears of War: Judgment as a senior designer at People Can Fly. He is now working in Tokyo as a game designer and also contributing to the games section at Forbes. In addition, he has also written for The Guardian, appeared on BBC Radio 4 and contributed to Japanese mecha artbooks.

Last updated: Jan 13, 2015