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Michael Pole

Game Credits

Business

Robots (2005)   (Executive Vice President of Worldwide Product Development)
SWAT 4 (2005)   (Executive Vice President of Worldwide Studios)
Crash Bandicoot Purple: Ripto's Rampage (2004)   (General Manager)
Fight Club (2004)   (Executive Vice President Worldwide Studios)
Tribes: Vengeance (2004)   (Senior VP of Development)
Van Helsing (2004)   (Executive Vice President of Worldwide Studios)
The X-Files: Resist or Serve (2004)   (Executive Vice President of World Wide Studios)
Crash Nitro Kart (2003)   (Senior VP of Production)
Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat (2003)   (Senior Vice President of Production)
The Lord of the Rings: War of the Ring (2003)   (Senior VP Product Development)
The Simpsons: Hit & Run (2003)   (Senior Vice President, General Manager)
The Simpsons: Road Rage (2001)   (Senior Vice President Product Development)
Spider-Man (2000)   (Executive Vice President World Wide Studios)
NASCAR Road Racing (1999)   (Vice-President and Executive in Charge of Production)
 

Production

The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction (2005)   (Executive Vice President of Worldwide Studios)
Predator: Concrete Jungle (2005)   (Executive V.P. of Worldwide Product Development)
Red Ninja: End of Honor (2005)   (EVP of Worldwide Production)
Crash Twinsanity (2004)   (EXECUTIVE VP OF WORLDWIDE STUDIOS)
Ground Control II: Operation Exodus (2004)   (Vice President & Executive in charge of Production)
Battlestar Galactica (2003)   (Senior Vice President, Product Development)
Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat (2003)   (Senior Vice President of Production)
The Simpsons: Hit & Run (2003)   (Senior Vice President, General Manager)
Road Champs: BXS Stunt Biking (2000)   (Executive Vice President World Wide Studios)
Star Trek: Invasion (2000)   (Executive Vice President World Wide Studios)
Hot Wheels: Turbo Racing (1999)   (Vice President, Executive in Charge of Production)
NASCAR 2000 (1999)   (Senior Vice President/Executive in Charge of Production)
Castrol Honda Superbike World Champions (1998)   (Executive in Charge of Production)
Knockout Kings (1998)   (Executive Producer)
NASCAR 99 (1998)   (Vice President and Executive in Charge of Production)
NASCAR 98 (1997)   (Executive Producer)
Andretti Racing (1996)   (Executive Producer)
Fire Fight (1996)   (Executive Producer)
OverBlood (1996)   (Executive Producer)
Extreme Pinball (1995)   (Executive Producer)
Sesame Street: Counting Cafe (1994)   (Producer)
 

Design

Knockout Kings (1998)   (Design Team)
NASCAR 98 (1997)   (Design Team)
 

Audio

The X-Files: Resist or Serve (2004)   (Additional Voices)
Soldier of Fortune (Gold Edition) (2000)  
 

Public Relations

X-Men: Mutant Wars (2000)   (Executive VP of Worldwide Studios)
 

Creative Services

Blade (2000)   (Executive VP Worldwide Studios)
Disney•Pixar Buzz Lightyear of Star Command (2000)   (Executive VP Worldwide Studios)
Disney•Pixar Buzz Lightyear of Star Command (2000)   (Executive VP Worldwide Studios)
Disney's the Lion King: Simba's Mighty A... (2000)   (Exec. VP Worldwide Studios)
 

Thanks

Spyro: A Hero's Tail (2004)   (Eurocom Special Thanks)
Aliens Versus Predator: Extinction (2003)   (Special Thanks)
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Chaos Bleeds (2003)   (Special Thanks)
Contract J.A.C.K. (2003)   (Special Thanks)
The Hobbit (2003)   (Special Thanks)
Homeworld 2 (2003)   (Special Thanks to)
Hunter: The Reckoning - Redeemer (2003)   (Special Thanks)
Metal Arms: Glitch in the System (2003)   (Special Thanks)
Aliens Versus Predator 2: Primal Hunt (2002)   (Special Thanks)
Buffy the Vampire Slayer (2002)   (Special Thanks)
Die Hard: Nakatomi Plaza (2002)   (Special Thanks)
Die Hard: Vendetta (2002)   (Special Thanks)
James Cameron's Dark Angel (2002)   (Special Thanks)
Minority Report: Everybody Runs (2002)   (Special Thanks)
No One Lives Forever 2: A Spy in H.A.R.M.'s Way (2002)   (Special Thanks)
Aliens Versus Predator 2 (2001)   (Special Thanks)
Call to Power II (2000)   (Special Thanks To)
Star Trek: Voyager - Elite Force (2000)   (.)
Wizards & Warriors (2000)   (Special Thanks To)
Quake III: Arena (1999)   (Special Thanks)
Shape Shifter (1992)   (Special Thanks to)
The Addams Family (1991)   (Saviors)
 

Other

Cold Winter (2005)   (Executive Vice President of Worldwide Studios)
Empire Earth II (2005)   (Executive Vice President of Worldwide Studios)
The Bard's Tale (2004)   (Executive VP of World Wide Product Development)
The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay (2004)   (Executive Vice President of Worldwide Studios)
Crash Bandicoot Purple: Ripto's Rampage (2004)   (Senior Vice President)
Fight Club (2004)   (Executive Vice President - Worldwide Studios)
Spyro Orange: The Cortex Conspiracy (2004)   (Senior Vice President and General Manager)
Thunderbirds (2004)   (Executive Vice President of Worldwide Studios)
Crash Nitro Kart (2003)   (Vivendi Universal)
Disney•Pixar Buzz Lightyear of Star Command (2000)   (Executive VP Worldwide Studios (Activision))
Star Wars: Demolition (2000)   (EVP, Worldwide Studios)
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 (2000)   (Exec VP Worldwide Studios)
NASCAR 2000 (1999)   (Vice President/Executive In Charge of Production)
 


Developer Biography

As CEO of Trilogy Studios, Michael Pole is setting a benchmark for independent game developers in terms of financing and business models that support the industry’s changing climate. Trilogy Studios is a leading online game developer and publisher who will be launching its next major project in March 2010.

Michael is an accomplished studio executive and entrepreneur with a diverse skill set developed during his 25 years in entertainment and interactive game development. Michael served as the Executive Vice President, Worldwide Product Development for Vivendi Universal Games. Michael spearheaded the deal that resulted in the successful sale of Fox Interactive to Vivendi Universal games.

During his tenure at VUG, Michael was responsible for all products developed by the worldwide studios including The Simpsons Hit and Run, Scarface, The Hulk, Crash Twinsanity, Spyro the Dragon: A Hero's Tale, Robots, Leisure Suit Larry, Cronicles of Riddick, Van Helsing, Empire Earth 2, SWAT 4 and Men of Valor.

While at Electronic Arts Michael and his team developed Andretti Racing, Jane's Flight Simulation, NASCAR 1998, 1999 and 2000, NASCAR Rumble, Knockout Kings, Tiger Woods Golf, NCAA College Basketball and Hot Wheels Racing. The NASCAR and Knockout Kings franchises remain best-sellers in the industry.

He held a similar position at Activision.

Michael’s background also includes 10 years developing television and animation programming for CBS, NBC and ABC Entertainment.

Last updated: Feb 14, 2010