Randy Pagulayan

Game Credits


Lips (2008)   (User Research Manager)


Kinect Adventures! (2010)   (User Research)
Kinect Joy Ride (2010)   (User Research)
Kinect Sports (2010)   (User Research)
Halo Wars (2009)   (Manager)
Shadowrun (2007)   (User Research)
Age of Empires III (2005)   (User Research)
Halo 2: Multiplayer Map Pack (2005)   (User Research)

Quality Assurance

Halo Wars 2 (2017)   (Director of User Research)
Forza Horizon 3 (2016)   (User Research Special Tahnks)
Forza Motorsport 6: Apex (2016)   (UR Director)
Halo: The Master Chief Collection (2014)   (User Testing Lead)
Kinect Sports: Rivals (2014)   (Internal User Research Team)
Halo 4 (2012)   (Microsoft User Research)
Halo 2 (2004)   (User Testing)
RalliSport Challenge 2 (2004)   (User Testing Leads)
Brute Force (2003)   (User Testing - Lead/ UI Design Lead)
Top Spin (2003)   (User Testing Leads)
Microsoft Combat Flight Simulator 3: Battle for Eu... (2002)   (Playtest/Usability Lead)
RalliSport Challenge (2002)   (User Testing Specialist)
Amped: Freestyle Snowboarding (2001)   (User Testing)
Blood Wake (2001)   (User Testing)
MechCommander 2 (2001)   (User Testing)
MechWarrior 4: Black Knight (2001)   (User Testing)


Halo Wars: Definitive Edition (2017)   (Special Thanks)
Halo 5: Forge (2016)   (Special Thanks)
Quantum Break (2016)   (Microsoft Studios Thanks)
Quantum Break (2016)   (Microsoft Studios Thanks)
ReCore (2016)   (Microsoft Studios Thanks)
Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration (2016)   (Microsoft Thanks)
Halo 5: Guardians (2015)   (Special Thanks)
Halo: Spartan Strike (2015)   (Special Thanks)
Kalimba (2015)   (Special Thanks)
Rare Replay (2015)   (Special Thanks)
Rise of the Tomb Raider (2015)   (Microsoft Thanks)
Ty the Tasmanian Tiger 4 (2015)   (Special Thanks)
Forza Horizon 2 (2014)   (Special Thanks)
Halo: Spartan Assault (2014)   (Special Thanks)
Halo: The Master Chief Collection (2014)   (Special Thanks)
Project Spark (2014)   (Special Thanks)
CastleStorm (2013)   (Special Thanks)
Dead Rising 3 (2013)   (Microsoft Thanks)
Forza Motorsport 5 (2013)   (User Research Special Thanks)
Gears of War: Judgment (2013)   (Special Thanks)
Killer Instinct (2013)   (Special Thanks)
Xbox Fitness (2013)   (Special Thanks)
Adera (2012)   (Special Thanks)
Alan Wake (2012)   (Thanks)
Fable: Heroes (2012)   (Special Thanks)
Fable: The Journey (2012)   (Special Thanks to Microsoft)
Forza Horizon (2012)   (Special Thanks)
Kinect Rush: A Disney Pixar Adventure (2012)   (Special Thanks)
Microsoft Minesweeper (2012)   (Special Thanks)
Nike+ Kinect Training (2012)   (Special Thanks)
Age of Empires Online (2011)   (Special Thanks)
Forza Motorsport 4 (2011)   (Special Thanks)
Kinect Sports: Season Two (2011)   (Special Thanks)
Alan Wake (2010)   (Microsoft Game Studio Thanks)
Crackdown 2 (2010)   (Special Thanks)
Dance Central (2010)   (Thanks)
Fable III (2010)   (Special Thanks)
Kinect Adventures! (2010)   (Special Thanks)
Kinectimals (2010)   (Special Thanks)


Sea of Thieves (2018)   (Team Xbox)
Forza Horizon 2 (2014)   (Special Thanks – UR Director)
Halo: Reach (2010)   (User Research Group Manager)
Age of Empires III: The Asian Dynasties (2007)   (User Research)
Halo 3 (2007)   (User Research Lead)

Developer Biography

One of first pioneers of the games user research discipline. Project research lead on over 15 shipped games, as well as part of the launch team for four entertainment platforms (Xbox, Xbox LIVE, Xbox 360, and Kinect). Experienced in managing large research teams and experienced in international talks and lectures.

Specialties:Trained as an experimental psychologist specializing in perception, cognition, human factors, statistics and experimental design. Currently specializing in applied human factors, user research methods in the software entertainment field, gesture-based interactions, leading large teams (40+), and management.

Last updated: Aug 08, 2014