Position: Studio Head / Director of Development – SOE Seattle
With SOE since: 2010
Active in the industry since: 1992, Virgin Interactive
18-year industry veteran and currently Head of Studio for Sony Online Entertainment Seattle working on the highly anticipated "The Agency" for PC and PS3.
Archer previously worked at Activision where he produced and developed such hit titles as the original Tony Hawk's Pro Skater and Spider-Man for the Nintendo 64 system, multi-million-unit selling hit games, True Crime: Streets of LA, Spider-Man the Movie 2, X-Men Legends, Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 and Spider-Man 3. Prior to his move to SOE Chris created original concepts and designs for several games including Spider-Man, The new True Crime: Reboot and a Super Secret New IP.
Prior to joining the Activision team, Archer served as a Producer at Realtime Associates, where he produced Gex 2: Enter the Gecko for the N64, as well as designing several original concepts for Nintendo of America.
At Playmates Interactive Entertainment, he contributed his talents to the critically acclaimed Powerslave and Alien Earth. Previous to PIE, Archer served as a producer at Virgin Interactive Entertainment working on several hit titles including The Daedalus Encounter, Creature Shock, The 11th Hour, and Tritryst.
Chris has designed and/or produced over 40 games, garnering numerous awards, millions of units sold well over 1 billion in revenue generated.
Major Contributions to:
True Crime: Hong Kong (Treyarch/UFG 2010) Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 (VV/Activision 2010)Spider-Man 3 (Treyarch/Activision, 2008) Fantastic Four (Seven Studios/Activision 2005) X-Men Legends (Raven/Activision, 2004) Spider-Man The Movie 2 (Treyarch/Activision, 2004) True Crime (Luxoflux/Activision, 2001-2003) Tarzan Return to the Jungle (GBA, Activision, 2000) Tony Hawk (Nintendo 64, Activision, 2000) Spider-Man (Nintendo 64, Activision, 2000) Space Invaders (PSX/N64/PC/GBA, Activision, 2000) Gex 2 (N64, Realtime Associates, 1998) Powerslave (PSX/Saturn, Playmates, 1996) The 11th hour (PC/MAC/3DO VIE, 1995) The Daedalus Encounter (PC/MAC/3DO, VIE, 1995) Creature Shock (PC/3DO, VIE, 1994), among others.
Last updated: Sep 01, 2010