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

Ed Lynch

Game Credits

Art/Graphics

The Elder Scrolls Online (2014)   (Lead Animator)
Sid Meier's Civilization V (2010)   (Additional Art)
Sid Meier's Civilization: Revolution (2008)   (Artists)
BioShock (2007)   (Additional Animation)
Sid Meier's Civilization IV: Warlords (2006)   (Art)
Sid Meier's Railroads! (2006)   (Additional Art)
Sid Meier's Civilization IV (2005)   (Animators)
Sid Meier's Pirates! (2004)   (Additional Animation)
Sid Meier's Civilization III: Conquests (2003)   (Artists)
 

Video/Cinematics

Sid Meier's Civilization III: Conquests (2003)   (Victory Video Creation)
 


Developer Biography

Ed Lynch is a video game artist and animator. He is currently Lead Animator at ZeniMax Online Studios in Hunt Valley, Maryland, developers of The Elder Scrolls Online. He has previously worked at 2K/Firaxis Games and DreamForge Intertainment.

A youthful passion for monster movies and his father's old 8mm camera turned into a hobby that started with stop-motion recreations of scenes from his favorite films such as Star Wars, Tron and Clash of the Titans. After receiving a degree in Visual Communications from The Art Institute of Philadelphia, Ed specialized in graphic design, interactive media and video production for the advertising and toy industries, utilizing both traditional and digital art tools in a variety of interactive and pre-rendered media.

By the mid-1990s, he left his design job to pursue animation full time, working for a number of corporate clients and on short films such as "Day Off the Dead," "Boids of a Feather," and ReelFX's "The Man in the Moon."

In 2000, he accepted an animation position at DreamForge Intertainment near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where he worked for two years until the studio's closing. Shortly thereafter, he became an animator (eventually Lead Animator) at 2K/Firaxis Games, where he worked with celebrated game designers such as Sid Meier, Ken Levine and Soren Johnson.

In 2008, Ed accepted the position of Lead Animator at the newly-formed ZeniMax Online Studios in Hunt Valley, Maryland to work on "The Elder Scrolls Online," a massively multiplayer online version of the popular role-playing game series "The Elder Scrolls" by Bethesda Game Studio.

Last updated: Nov 24, 2014