Eric Young has worked as CEO, Executive Producer, Art Director and Public Relations in the games industry. He got his degree at Southwest Missouri State University. After college Eric went into the family construction business. After a variety of other career paths were followed he settled into computer game design.
His interests are military history, wargaming, antique weapons, motorcycles, beer, golf, baseball, and football.
His award winning games include the V for Victory
series, the World at War
series, and the Close Combat
series of games.
He now works at Freedom Games
, which he co-founded with John Davidson
. With his new company, consisting of many people worked on the original Close Combat, the aim was to create a 3D version of the game, first with G.I. Combat: Episode 1 - Battle of Normandy
(2002), which had been cancelled at TalonSoft by Take-Two
, the primary reason why he founded the new company, and later Eric Young's Squad Assault: West Front
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- Eric Young's Squad Assault: West Front (2003), Matrix Games, Ltd.
- G.I. Combat: Episode 1 - Battle of Normandy (2002), Strategy First, Inc.
- Age of Sail II (2001), Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc., TalonSoft, Inc.
- Close Combat: Invasion: Normandy - Utah Beach to Cherbourg (2000), Strategic Simulations, Inc.
- Europe in Flames (2000), TalonSoft, Inc.
- JetFighter IV: Fortress America (2000), TalonSoft, Inc.
- Close Combat III: The Russian Front (1999), Microsoft Corporation
- Close Combat: The Battle of the Bulge (1999), Mindscape, Inc., Strategic Simulations, Inc.
- Close Combat: A Bridge Too Far (1997), Microsoft Corporation
- Close Combat (1996), Microsoft Corporation
- World at War: Stalingrad (1995), The Avalon Hill Game Company
- Operation Crusader (1994), The Avalon Hill Game Company
- V for Victory: Gold-Juno-Sword (1993), Three-Sixty Pacific, Inc.
- V for Victory: Market-Garden (1993), Three-Sixty Pacific, Inc.
- V for Victory: Velikiye Luki (1992), Three-Sixty Pacific, Inc.