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Patrick Ascolese

Game Credits

Production

Rise of Nations: Gold Edition (2004)   (Configuration Tester)
Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004: A Century of Flight (2003)   (Test)
 

Programming/Engineering

Rise of Nations: Rise of Legends (2006)   (Microsoft Tools and Technology)
 

Quality Assurance

Zoo Tycoon 2: Extinct Animals (2007)   (Compatibility Test Lead)
Microsoft Flight Simulator X (Deluxe Edition) (2006)   (Test)
Zoo Tycoon 2: Marine Mania (2006)   (Compatibility Test Lead)
Age of Empires III (2005)   (Config Lab Lead)
Dungeon Siege II (2005)   (Windows Compatibility Test Team)
Kameo: Elements of Power (2005)   (TnT Testers)
Zoo Tycoon 2: Endangered Species (2005)   (Configuration Testing)
Zoo Tycoon 2 (2004)   (Windows Compatibility Team)
Age of Mythology: The Titans (2003)   (PC Configuration Team Lead)
Halo: Combat Evolved (2001)   (PC Configuration Test Team)
 

Other

MechAssault (2002)   (Multiplayer Lab)
 


Developer Biography

Patrick Ascolese received his Bachelors of Science in Computer Systems Engineering at UMass Amherst, during his undergrad career he spent 1 year studing Computer Science on exchange at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. At Calpoly SLO he focused on learning about computer graphics and virtual reality.

Patrick started working at Microsoft Game Studios in July 2002. He works in a centralized organization that provides services, such as specialized test support, tool development and automation integration to all the game studios owned by MGS or publishing titles through MGS. In his time at MGS he has had the privilege of contributing to many titles such as Freelancer, Age of Mythology, Dungeon Siege Legends of Aranna, Halo PC, Mechassault, Rise of Nations, Flight Simulator and many more.

Last updated: Dec 03, 2004