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Martin Spiess

Also Known As

  • Martin Speiss

Game Credits

Business

Wheelman (2009)   (Executive Team)
BlackSite: Area 51 (2007)   (Managing Director, Midway Games Ltd.)
Game Party (2007)   (Managing Director)
Unreal Tournament III (2007)   (Managing Director)
The Ant Bully (2006)   (Managing Director)
Happy Feet (2006)   (Managing Director)
Mortal Kombat: Armageddon (2006)   (Managing Director)
Myst (2006)   (Managing Director)
Rampage: Total Destruction (2006)   (Managing Director)
Rise & Fall: Civilizations at War (2006)   (Managing Director)
Ballance (2004)   (European Marketing Senior VP)
 

Production

John Woo presents Stranglehold (2007)   (Managing Director)
 

Marketing

Act of War: Direct Action (2005)   (Senior VP International Marketing)
Dungeons & Dragons: Dragonshard (2005)   (European Marketing Senior VP)
Midway Arcade Treasures: Extended Play (2005)   (Managing Director, London)
Axis & Allies (2004)   (European Marketing Senior VP)
Dragon Ball: Advanced Adventure (2004)   (Marketing Team)
Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 3 (2004)   (European Marketing Senior VP)
Driv3r (2004)   (European Marketing Senior VP)
Forgotten Realms: Demon Stone (2004)   (European Marketing Senior VP)
RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 (2004)   (European Marketing Senior VP)
Unreal Tournament 2004 (2004)   (European Marketing Senior VP)
Unreal Tournament 2004 (DVD Special Edition) (2004)   (European Marketing Senior VP)
Asterix and Obelix: Kick Buttix (2003)   (European Marketing Senior VP)
Atari: 80 Classic Games in One! (2003)   (European Marketing Senior VP)
Beyblade VForce: Ultimate Blader Jam (2003)   (International Marketing Team)
Dungeons & Dragons: Heroes (2003)   (International Marketing Team)
Kya: Dark Lineage (2003)   (International Marketing Team)
Sid Meier's Civilization III: Conquests (2003)   (International Marketing Team)
The Temple of Elemental Evil: A Classic Greyhawk A... (2003)   (International Marketing Team)
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003)   (International Marketing Team)
Top Spin (2003)   (European Marketing Senior VP)
UFC: Throwdown (2002)   (Senior Vice President of Global Marketing)
Kengo: Master of Bushido (2000)   (Vice President Marketing)
Sno-Cross Championship Racing (2000)   (VP of Global Marketing)
Soldier of Fortune (2000)   (Senior V.P. Of Global Marketing)
Super Magnetic Neo (2000)   (Marketing)
Killer Loop (1999)   (Marketing)
Starlancer (2000)   (Vice President of Global Marketing)
 

Public Relations

Boiling Point: Road to Hell (2005)   (European Marketing Senior VP)
Driv3r (2004)   (European Senior VP of Marketing)
Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex (2004)   (European Marketing Senior VP)
Shadow Ops: Red Mercury (2004)   (Marketing Team)
Sid Meier's Pirates!: Live the Life (2004)   (European Marketing Senior VP)
Mission: Impossible - Operation Surma (2003)   (International Marketing & PR Team)
Neverwinter Nights: Hordes of the Underdark (2003)   (European Marketing Senior VP)
Terminator 3: War of the Machines (2003)   (International Marketing Team)
Unreal II: The Awakening (2003)   (European Marketing Senior VP)
Freedom Force (2002)   (Senior VP of Global Marketing)
Global Operations (2002)   (Sr. VP of Marketing)
Ultimate Fighting Championship: Tapout (2002)   (Sr. VP. of Global Marketing)
Battle Realms (2001)   (Senior VP Global Marketing)
 

Creative Services

The 7th Guest (1993)   (Manual Produced & Edited by)
 

Thanks

Midway Arcade Treasures: Extended Play (2005)   (Special Thanks)
Broken Sword: The Sleeping Dragon (2003)   (Special thanks)
Jet Ion GP (2002)   (Special Thanks)
Ultimate Fighting Championship: Tapout (2002)   (Special Thanks:)
Whirl Tour (2002)   (Special Thanks)
Surf Rocket Racers (2001)   (Special Thanks (Crave))
Tokyo Xtreme Racer Zero (2001)   (Special Thanks)
AeroWings 2: Air Strike (2000)   (Special Thanks)
The Next Tetris: On-Line Edition (2000)   (Special Thanks)
Razor Freestyle Scooter (2000)   (Special Thanks)
Killer Loop (1999)   (Special Thanks)
Toonstruck (1996)   (Special Thanks To)
 

Other

Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe (2008)   (Executive Vice President International)
John Woo presents Stranglehold (2007)   (Managing Director, Midway Games Ltd. )
Happy Feet (2006)   (Managing Director)
Titeuf: Méga compet' (2004)   (European Marketing director)
 

Companies

The Legend of Kyrandia: Book 3 - Malcolm's Re... (1994)   (Virgin Germany)
 


Developer Biography

Mr. Spiess was the international executive vice president (originally managing director) at Midway. He had been with the company since May 2005 and oversaw all of Midway's European operations. Prior to that he was senior vice president of European marketing at Atari, Inc. Before Atari, Mr. Spiess held senior management positions with Crave and Virgin Interactive.

On 20th August it was announced his company Spiess Media Holding had completed the buy-out of the European offices Midway Games SAS (France) and Midway Games Ltd. The main Midway company had run into trouble and filed for bankruptcy in February 2009. Since Spiess Media Holding had also acquired the Tradewest brand, the offices were renamed Tradewest Games SAS and Tradewest Games Ltd. respectively.

Last updated: Aug 23, 2009