User review spotlight: Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar (DOS)

Michael R. Bates

Also Known As

  • Michael Bates
  • Mike Bates

Game Credits

Writers

Sid Meier's Civilization V: Brave New World (2013)   (Opening Cinematic Script)
Sid Meier's Civilization V: Gods and Kings (2012)   (Opening Cinematic Script)
 

Art/Graphics

Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth (2014)   (Art Lead)
Sid Meier's Civilization V: Brave New World (2013)   (Project Art Director)
Sid Meier's Civilization V: Gods and Kings (2012)   (Project Art Director)
Sid Meier's Civilization V (2010)   (Artists)
Zombie Apocalypse (2009)   (Animation Team)
Sid Meier's Civilization IV: Colonization (2008)   (Lead Artist)
Sid Meier's Civilization: Revolution (2008)   (Artists)
Conan (2007)   (Animators)
Sid Meier's Civilization IV: Beyond the Sword (2007)   (Artist)
Sid Meier's Civilization IV: Warlords (2006)   (Art)
Sid Meier's Civilization IV (2005)   (Artists)
Sid Meier's Civilization III: Complete (2004)   (Lead Artist)
Sid Meier's Pirates! (2004)   (Original Art Team)
Sid Meier's Civilization III: Conquests (2003)   (Artists)
Sid Meier's Civilization III (Gold Edition) (2003)   (Art)
Sid Meier's Civilization III: Play the World (2002)   (Lead Artist)
Sid Meier's Civilization III (2001)   (Art)
Sid Meier's Civilization III (Limited Edition) (2001)   (Art)
Gunship! (1999)   (Lead Artist)
Civilization II (Multiplayer Gold Edition) (1998)   (Art)
M1 Tank Platoon II (1998)   (Lead Artist)
Rugrats Adventure Game (1998)   (Animation & Cleanup)
Sid Meier's Civilization II (1996)   (Art)
Across the Rhine (1995)   (Graphics)
Virtual Karts (1995)   (Additional Graphics / Artwork)
Gunship 2000: Philippine Islands & Antarctica... (1992)   (Chapter Head Illustrations)
 

Creative Services

M1 Tank Platoon II (1998)   (Box Art)
Across the Rhine (1995)   (Cover Design)
Pirates! Gold (1993)   (Manual Illustration)
Hyperspeed (1991)   (Packaging)
 

Thanks

Brothers in Arms: Earned in Blood (2005)   (Special Thanks to)
 


Developer Biography

Mike Bates is an Artist with Firaxis.

Mike graduated from MICA a long time ago. Primarily focusing on box cover and technical illustration (painted with actual paint) before entering the game development arena.

His artistic contribution to the world of computer games can been seen in his impressive legacy from Microprose. He was the lead artist on Across The Rhine, M1 Tank Platoon II and Gunship! and part of the art teams for Gunship 2000, F-15 III, Battletech and Civilization II. An avid player of every genre of computer game, Mike brings real depth of talent, proven leadership skills, and a passion for gaming to Firaxis. He spends his down-time working on the family farm.

Last updated: Jul 06, 2003