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Michael V. Capps

Also Known As

  • Mike Capps
  • Michael Capps

Game Credits

Business

Gears of War: Judgment (2013)   (President)
Bulletstorm (2011)   (President)
Gears of War 3 (2011)   (President)
Infinity Blade (2010)   (President)
Shadow Complex (2009)   (President)
Gears of War 2 (2008)   (President)
Gears of War 2 (Limited Edition) (2008)   (President)
Unreal Tournament III (2007)   (Biz / President)
Unreal Tournament 2004 (2004)   (Studio Director)
Unreal Tournament 2004 (DVD Special Edition) (2004)   (Studio Director)
 

Production

Gears of War (2007)   (Executive Producer)
Unreal Tournament III (2007)   (Executive Producer)
Gears of War (Limited Collector's Edition) (2006)   (Executive Producer)
America's Army: Operations (2002)   (Producer)
 

Design

Unreal Championship 2: The Liandri Conflict (2005)   (Lead Designer)
America's Army: Operations (2002)   (Game Designer)
 

Programming/Engineering

Unreal Championship 2: The Liandri Conflict (2005)   (Additional Programming)
Unreal Tournament 2004 (2004)   (Programming)
Unreal Tournament 2004 (DVD Special Edition) (2004)   (Programming)
Unreal Tournament 2003 (2002)   (Programming)
 

Writers

Unreal Tournament III (2007)   (Writing)
 

Thanks

Star Wars: Republic Commando (2005)   (Special Thanks)
Unreal Tournament 2004: Editor's Choice Edition (2004)   (Special Thanks)
 

Other

Lost Planet 2 (2010)   (President)
Fat Princess (2009)   (Epic Games Inc.)
Gears of War (2007)   (President)
Gears of War (2006)   (Biz)
Gears of War (Limited Collector's Edition) (2006)   (Biz)
Unreal Championship 2: The Liandri Conflict (2005)   (Biz)
 


Developer Biography

Dr. Michael Capps is the President of Epic Games, based in Cary, NC. Epic's recent game "Gears of War" broke all sales records on Xbox 360 and won multiple "Game of the Year" awards, and Epic was awarded "Studio of the Year" at the 2006 Video Game Awards. It’s been a good year.

Epic is also responsible for the Unreal Engine, three-time winner of Game Developer magazine's Front Line award. The Unreal Engine provides the underlying technology for dozens of games ranging from "Splinter Cell" to "Harry Potter".

Prior to entering the game industry, Michael served as a professor at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California. He specialized in defense and entertainment collaboration, virtual reality, and computer graphics. For his work in these areas, he was one of fifty graphics pioneers interviewed for the ACM SIGGRAPH documentary, "The Story of Computer Graphics."

A departmental honoree in mathematics and creative writing, Dr. Capps graduated summa cum laude from University of North Carolina. He holds master's degrees in computer science and electrical engineering from the University of North Carolina and MIT, and a doctorate in computer science from the Naval Postgraduate School.

Last updated: Mar 16, 2007