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Joe Waters

Also Known As

  • Joe Waters Jr.

Game Credits

Production

F.E.A.R.: First Encounter Assault Recon (Director&... (2005)   (Additional Monolith Development)
BFRIS Zero Gravity Fighter Combat (1999)   (Project Lead)
 

Design

ABM Command: DEFense CONdition 1 (2009)   (Game Design)
 

Programming/Engineering

Halo 4 (2012)   (Sandbox Engineering)
ABM Command: DEFense CONdition 1 (2009)   (Programming)
F.E.A.R.: Perseus Mandate (2007)   (Engineering Assistance)
Shadowrun (2007)   (Effects Lead)
F.E.A.R.: Extraction Point (2006)   (Additional Development - Monolith)
Condemned: Criminal Origins (2005)   (Lead Engineer)
F.E.A.R.: First Encounter Assault Recon (2005)   (Engineering assistance)
Star Trek: Elite Force II (2003)   (Software Engineer)
Return to Castle Wolfenstein: Game of the Year (2002)   (Technical Director)
Return to Castle Wolfenstein (2001)   (Technical Director)
American McGee's Alice (2000)   (Programming)
Half-Life: Counter-Strike (2000)   (Programming)
 

Art/Graphics

Halo: Reach (2010)   (Graphics Engineer)
ABM Command: DEFense CONdition 1 (2009)   (Primary Art)
Shadowrun (2007)   (Special Effects Lead)
 

Audio

ABM Command: DEFense CONdition 1 (2009)   (Audio)
 

Thanks

Fat Princess (2009)   (Special Thanks)
 

Other

Defense Grid: The Awakening (2008)   (Hidden Path Entertainment is)
 

Companies

F.E.A.R.: First Encounter Assault Recon (2005)   (Additional Monolith Development)
Counter-Strike: Condition Zero (2004)   (Ritual Entertainment)
 


Developer Biography

Joe Waters has been in professional game development since 1996. He currently resides as a senior engineer at 343 Industries, a division of Microsoft Game Studios, working on projects set in the Halo universe.

For the year before ship, Joe was loaned out from 343 Industries to help Bungie LLC with graphics and effects technology for Halo: Reach. Prior to that, he was at Hidden Path Entertainment as Lead Engineer on an unannounced AAA title. Earlier, he worked at FASA Studio as Lead Effects Developer on Shadowrun from 2005 until the studio was shut down in August 2007, and as Lead Engineer on the Xbox 360 launch title Condemned: Criminal Origins before that. His earlier years in game development include a series of independent studios (Rogue Entertainment, Nerve Software, and Ritual Entertainment) in Dallas, TX.

His interests outside of video games include fire, soccer, explosions, his dog Spike, and bacon.

Last updated: Sep 10, 2010