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Derek Simmons

Game Credits


Atari's Greatest Hits (2011)   (Director of Production - Social and Mobile Games)
Asteroids Online (2010)   (Director of Production)
World of Warcraft (2004)   (Install/Patch/Distribution Producer)
Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne (2003)   (Battle.net Producer)


Warcraft II: Battle.net Edition (2000)   (PUD Strike Team)


Tony Hawk's Project 8 (2006)   (Development Team)


Madden NFL 25 (2013)   (Motion Capture Actors)

Quality Assurance

Diablo II (2000)   (QA Team Leads)
Diablo II (Collector's Edition) (2000)   (QA Team Leads)
Warcraft II: Battle.net Edition (2000)   (QA Project Lead)
StarCraft (1998)   (Additional Testing)
StarCraft: Brood War (1998)   (Quality Assurance Team Leads)
StarCraft (Demo Version) (1998)   (Additional Testing)


Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos (Collector's Edi... (2002)   (Recruiting)


Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos (2002)   (Recruiting)
Diablo II: Lord of Destruction (2001)   (Recruiting)

Developer Biography

Derek is currently the Executive Producer at K2 Network, where he is in charge of all Game Operations for present and future titles.

His background includes over 11 years of experience within the game industry as a Producer, Designer and Manager. Before joining K2, Derek held the position of Senior Producer at Activision, where he helped ship such AAA titles as Tony Hawk Project 8. Getting his start at Blizzard Entertainment, Derek worked his way up through QA, and into Design and Production, where he helped ship Starcraft, Diablo 2, Warcraft 3 and the mega hit World of Warcraft.

Derek holds a B.A. in History from San Diego State University, has designed multiple, D20 gaming systems and has written 2 fantasy novels.

Last updated: Aug 12, 2008