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

Volker Eloesser

Game Credits

Production

Creatures: Raised in Space (2002)   (Project Management)
Creatures (1996)   (Project Management)
Vision: The 5 Dimension Utopia (1992)   (Development Coordination)
 

Design

Creatures: Raised in Space (2002)   (Concept)
The Amazing Virtual Sea Monkeys (2002)   (Concept)
Puzzled (2000)   (Level Design)
Creatures (1996)   (Concept)
 

Programming/Engineering

Desperado: Duel of Vengeance (2007)   (Technical Director)
Creatures: Raised in Space (2002)   (Programming of Worlds)
The Amazing Virtual Sea Monkeys (2002)   (Additional Programming)
Microsoft Puzzle Collection Entertainment Pack (2000)   (Programming)
Puzzled (2000)   (Programming)
Blaze & Blade: Eternal Quest (1998)   (Programming)
Marble Master (1997)   (Programming)
Creatures (1996)   (Programming Artificial Life)
Vision: The 5 Dimension Utopia (1992)   (Development coordination)
Log!cal (1991)   (Programming)
The Curse of RA (1990)   (Atari ST Conversion)
Black Gold (1989)   (Technical Director)
Hard 'n' Heavy (1989)   (Programming)
 

Art/Graphics

The Amazing Virtual Sea Monkeys (2002)   (Level Graphics)
Hard 'n' Heavy (1989)   (Graphics)
 

Quality Assurance

The Amazing Virtual Sea Monkeys (2002)   (Quality Assurance)
Log!cal (1991)   (QA)
 

Localization

Blaze & Blade: Eternal Quest (1998)   (Additional Localization (French, English))
Star Wars: Rebel Assault (1993)   (Localisation)
 

Marketing

The Amazing Virtual Sea Monkeys (2002)   (Project Management)
 

Creative Services

Creatures: Raised in Space (2002)   (Manual)
The Amazing Virtual Sea Monkeys (2002)   (Manual)
Creatures (1996)   (Manual)
 

Thanks

Eye of the Beholder II: The Legend of Darkmoon (1991)   (Special Thanks To)
 


Developer Biography

General Manager and founder of Elocom Mobile Entertainment GmbH, Volker Eloesser has been in the game business for over seventeen years, releasing his first projects in 1987 while still attending school. In the same year, he co-founded his first company Escal Software GmbH, where he was responsible for the operational management of the company.

In addition to ‘classic’ games development, he was one of the first individuals realizing the potential in the market for advertising games and educational software, developing a wide range that was distributed by Bertelsmann.

In 1996 he went on to found Elo Interactive GmbH, to refocus on the core interactive entertainment business. Elo Interactive was well known throughout Europe for its developments, conversions, localization services, and the development of customized tools. One of the most famous games Volker created was the implementation of the Artificial Life of “Creatures”, a life simulator where the player has to breed a population of virtual pets. Volker also was a director on the supervisory board of Conspiracy Entertainment Corp., Santa Monica, U.S.A.

In 2003, Volker realized the strong potential of the mobile games market. He founded Elocom Mobile Entertainment GmbH. Elocom soon became one of the leading mobile games development companies in Germany. Volker personally created successful games like “Moorhuhn Camera X”, “7 Zwerge” and “Attack of the Killer Virus”. “Killer Virus” was the first augmented reality game for mobile phones and produced lots of attention in the public.

In 2005, Elocom became part of the Verisign Group.

Last updated: Feb 19, 2006