User review spotlight: Carmageddon (DOS). Released in 1997.

Brett Close

Game Credits

Business

Medal of Honor: Frontline (2002)   (Development Director)
 

Production

BlackSite: Area 51 (2007)   (Additional Production)
Nightcaster: Defeat the Darkness (2001)   (Lead Producer)
 


Developer Biography

Brett is an expert in the intersection of technology, game design, and software development after having held a number of technical and managerial roles in the software industry. Earlier in his career as a development director at Electronic Arts, Brett was responsible for all technical aspects of development and production for the award winning Medal of Honor game franchise, based out of EA’s Los Angeles studio. He honed his skills at Devil’s Thumb / VR-1 / Jaleco Entertainment in Boulder, Colorado, where he began his game career as a software engineer and technical director, and quickly worked his way up to senior producer for the NightCaster Xbox launch, and eventually became general manager of the Boulder studio.

He served as the general manager and production director of Midway Games’ Austin, TX game development studio where he oversaw global production as well as managed the studio’s game teams on the BlackSite: Area51 and NightCaster product lines.

He then became the CEO of 38 Studios. On 24th August 2009 it was announced he had stepped down from that position to pursue other opportunities.

Brett holds a master’s degree in electrical engineering and computer science as well as a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the University of Kansas. He also studied philosophy and chemistry at Universität Dortmund in Germany. An avid athlete, musician, and environmentalist, Brett is a respected industry leader known for both encouraging and establishing a true work-life balance in the game development environment.

Last updated: Aug 25, 2009