Erwin Coumans

Game Credits


Tiny and Big: Grandpa's Leftovers (2012)   (Bullet Continuous Collision Detection and Physics Library)
Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet (2011)   (Bullet Continuous Collision Detection and Physics Library Copyright © 2003-2006)
The Getaway: Black Monday (2004)   (Programming)


Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City (2009)   (RAGE Technology Group: Special Thanks)
Grand Theft Auto IV: The Lost and Damned (2009)   (RAGE Technology Team: Special Thanks)
Grand Theft Auto: The Ballad of Gay Tony (2009)   (Special Thanks (Rage Technology Team))
Grand Theft Auto IV (2008)   (RAGE Special Thanks)
Unreal Tournament III (2007)   (SCEA Support)

Developer Biography

Erwin Coumans is Simulation team lead at Sony Computer Entertainment America.

After his study of computer science at Eindhoven University, he worked for Guerrilla Games, Blender, SCEE London and Havok in Ireland doing collision detection and physics development. Erwin is actively promoting the sharing of ideas and technology through forum discussion, open standards and open source. He is main author of the Bullet Physics Library, used by several game companies for games on XBox 360, PC, Wii and PS3.

Currently he is writing a book on advanced game physics for Morgan Kaufmann. It covers topics like continuous collision detection, iterative constraint solvers, taking advantage of multi-threaded architectures like multi-core CPUs, GPGPU and Playstation 3 Cell SPUs.

Last updated: May 19, 2008