Darkspore (Windows)

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Darkspore Credits

Darkspore Development Team

Game DirectorThomas Vu
Lead ProducerThomas Vu
Executive ProducerMichael Perry

Darkspore Development Team - Engineering

Lead EngineerDavid Lee Swenson
Engineering ‑ GameplayMichael Arsers, Michael Coustier, Jeff Gates, John Khoo, Daniel Kline, Lauren McHugh, Alexander Peck, Bernd Raabe, Casey Weaver
Engineering - Graphics and EngineRyan Ingram, Alec Miller
Lead Online EngineerTrevor Somers
Engineering ‑ OnlineCorey Johnson, Ryan Seekely
Engineering - Pipelines, Tools, Localization, InstallerKai Chang
Engineering - Configuration ManagementConrad Tse
Additional Engineering - ArchitectureAndrew Willmott
Additional Engineering - TelemetryDerrick Schneider
Additional Engineering - Web TechnologyYee Cheng Chin
Development DirectorsSteve Eng, Ed Nanale

Darkspore Development Team - Game Design

Design LeadsPaul Sottosanti, Fred Dieckmann
Level Design LeadDale Dowd
Online DesignThomas Y. Feng
User Interface DesignMarianne Bosch, Renaud Ternynck
Level DesignJeremy Welch, Johannes Robbins
WriterMalcolm Azania

Darkspore Development Team - Art

Lead Environment ArtistEugene Wong
Lead Character ArtistHolly Ruark-Mesick
Lead Character DesignerJohn Cimino
Lead Concept ArtistLuke Harrington
Environment ArtistsEddy Chiang, Brian Vanderhulst, Casto Vocal, Zheng Wang
VFX ArtistsZach Baharov, Kate Compton, Kiyoshi Okuma
AnimatorsZach Baharov, Patrick Benjamin
Assistant ModelerLuke Napper
Development DirectorBrodie Andersen

Darkspore Development Team - Audio

Audio DirectorKent Jolly
Sound DesignMichael Cormier, Kent Jolly
Music CompositionTom Holkenborg (JunkieXL)
Additional Sound DesignChris Seifert
HelixCynthia Marcucci
Additional VORoger Labon Jackson, Gerri Lawlor
Voice RecordingJames Ward (Live Oak Recording Studio)

Darkspore Development Team - Production

Online ProducerDave Cerra
ProducersJason Haber, Meghan Kane McDowell, Cody Murry
Assistant ProducerTheresa Duringer
Associate ProducerLorenzo Wang

Maxis

VP, GMLucy Bradshaw
COOMorgan Roarty
MaxisKip Katsarelis, Michael A. Khoury, Stone Librande, Dan Moskowitz, Ken Murfitt, Scott Nagy, Guillaume Pierre, Ocean Quigley, Tammy Sauer, Brad Smith, Christian Stratton, Paul Terry
Senior Site Support SpecialistVladimir Kopylov
HR ManagerTina Radeke

Testing and Quality Assurance - Maxis QA

QA Project ManagerBrevin Pretorius
QA LeadKyle Dunham
QA Assistant LeadErnesto De La Rosa
Embedded QA LeadAnthony Tunac
Tuning TesterDavid Marques

Testing and Quality Assurance - Globant QA

Globant QA Project ManagerAlejo Mancke
Globant QA Project LeadMaria Laura Remes Lenicov
Globant QA LeadMaria Soledad Carneirinho
Globant QA Assistant LeadJuan Francisco Romero
Globant QA TestersMatias Echeverria, Diego Echeverria, Julian Mauregui, Facundo Clapier, Francisco Maffia, Ricardo Alegre, Matias Salvatierra, Gabriel Cuevas, Elizabeth Barraza, Julia Gabellone, Juan R. Cabellos, Ernesto Frazoni, Joaquin Casco, Gabriel Lamoretti, Javier Proaño

Testing and Quality Assurance - NATC QA

NATC QA Project ManagerJoseph Costello
NATC QA Project LeadRuss Slough
NATC QA TestersKevin Keogh, Ben Miller, Jim Perrodin, Brandon Primes, Victor Vandell
Tested atthe EA North American Test Center, a facility developed with the assistance of the Louisiana Economic Development's Office of Entertainment Industry Development

Testing and Quality Assurance - Compliance

EARS QA Compliance Project ManagerBrian Yip
EARS QA Compliance LeadsSteven Jenkins, Randy Habenicht
EARS QA Compliance SpecialistChris Anjos
Globant QA Compliance LeadEzequiel Levy Castro
Globant QA Compliance TestersEzequiel Uhrig, Mariano Clausi, Maximiliano Aliberti, Nicolas Giordano

Marketing and PR

EU Senior PR ManagerDebi Coster
EU Product ManagerBen Croucher
EU Senior Product ManagerNatalia Cyluk
Creative CoordinatorJason Halvorson
Global Product ManagerUlf Johansson
Global Product LeadTim Kamienski
NA PR ManagerChris Norris
VP Product MarketingJon Rissik

Darkspore Team Alumni

Game ArchitectTom Bui
Server EngineerRobert Colbert
ArtistShannon Galvin
Art DirectorJason Kaehler
Development DirectorSteven Lim
ProducerChristian Reyes

Darkspore Interns

Darkspore InternsChristopher Schmidt, Alice Tai, Dan Gibson

EA Teams - EA Online

Software Engineer - GOS OpsKirby Burchill
Online ProducerAdam Butterfoss
Digital PublishingDan Laurence

EA Teams - EA Online - Global Online Studio - Development

Production CoordinatorsAisha Antonio, Teyah Younger
Software EngineersAmardeep Singh Deol, Ash Karigar, Ben Sze, Christopher Vienneau, Dejan Ivkovic, Gaurav Kulkarni, Jacob Trakhtenberg, Jeffrey Rainy, Jesse Labate, Mark Waller, Martin Clouatre, Michael Corcoran, Raymond Shou, Samir Sinha, Tracy Chen, William Tan, Wing Lee
Product ManagerDaniel Windrem
Technical DirectorsDavid O'Neill, Ryan Butterfoss
Vice PresidentGreg Schaefer
CTOGreg Schaefer
Senior Software EngineerJames Brookes
Senior Development DirectorJijnes Patel
Development DirectorsSeena Ganesh, Tony Assi

EA Teams - EA Online - Global Online Studio - Operations

Software EngineersChristian Adam, David Mikulec, Michael J. Sop, Mitch Lockhart, Omar Moussawel, Matthew Watkins, Michael Seifert, Ignacio Garcia, Matthew Ng
Development DirectorsVikash Shah, Shane Luke

EA Teams - EA Online - Global Online Studio - QA

Software EngineersAdrian Irimescu, Adrian Seady, Chris Buffett, Eric Chan, Travis Zhijin Wang
QA TestersBrock Gonzalez, Riley Liao, Tyler Jameson

EA Teams - EA Online - Global Online Studio - Tools

Software EngineersAndrei Ungureanu, Arpit Baldeva, Chris Sidhall, Geoffrey Harding

EA Teams - EA IT

Project ManagerConrad Calalang
Business ITJames Dong

EA Teams - EA IT - SA Team

Unix SADannen Harris
Windows SACarlos Ruiz

EA Teams - EA IT - DB Team

DBABob Xia

EA Teams - EA IT - Architecture Team

Technical ArchitectGopal Bhat

EA Teams - EA IT - ESM Team

Load Test LeadMahesh Bhat
Monitoring LeadIsrael Ochoa

EA Teams - EA IT - Service Operations

Service Ops LeadJohn Hanley

EA Teams - EA IT - Docs Team

Docs LeadJesus Chua

EA Teams - CS Technology

Project ManagersKen Scott, Marcos Enriquez
Engineering ArchitectsDavid Frankenbach, Rahul Gagrani, James Whitehouse
EngineersDhiraj Waghulade, Pravin Ingawale
UI DeveloperSarika Patil
QA LeadNilesh Yeole

Additional Development

WritersBrandon Bozzi, Phil Campbell
Scaleform EngineerChris Cornell
Principal Technical Artist (BioWare)Harvey Fong
Senior LighterSherry Hsieh
Art AssistantEric Topf
Motion Graphics Designer (Cinematics)Brandon Sugiyama
Additional DevelopmentBlocshop

Additional Development - Mahindra Satyam

Onsite Team LeadSriharsha M S
Onsite Business AnalystHemalatha Alamelu
Offshore Team LeadKishore Modala
UI DesignerNaushad Thottad
DevelopersAtul Bharadwaj, Sajan Cleetus, Sripathy Dhanajaya, Srikanth Adde

Additional Development - Mindwalk Studios

Studio LeadJosh Pierson
Team LeadLi Wan Jing
TranslatorLiu Bo Jian
Environment ArtistsChen Qian Liu, Li Hui, Liu Yuan, Liu Wen, Song Zi Mei, Zhang Yao

Additional Development - Paprikaas

Country Head and General ManagerBiren Ghose
Head of ProductionErik Vignau
ProducerPrithi Amarnath
Production CoordinatorJacqueline Fernandes
IT Admin & Tech SupportManjunath Naidu
Asset SupervisorPrashant Nair
Modeling LeadDhrubajyoti Sarmah Mazumder
Modeling Group LeadsHitesh Parmar, Vichar BN
ModelersPreetam Raj Bordoloi, Jijo John Thomas, Raghavendra S, Rajeesh TP, Sankar Lal MG, Uttam Raj Bordoloi, Aravind Narasimha Bhat, Dhanesh KS
Texturing LeadJagdishwar Jamanjypothi
Texture Group LeadsSatya Shirish Koka, Jibu Jacob
Texture ArtistsGeorge Mathew, Arathi Vinod, Kantha Rao Andhra, Anand Babu Kandikatla, Naushad Shaik Shariff, Narayana K, Nisha Rajesh Bhavsar, Dinendra Mohanty
Rigging LeadImmanuel Pradeep Kumar D
RiggersDebiprasad Mishra, Bhajeesh Fennel B, Anish J. Nandgaonkar, Praveen V

Additional Development

Concept ArtMichel Gagné, Bobby Chiu (Imaginism Studios), Virtuos, EA Shanghai, Massive Black
Additional ProductionThe Mill, Orange Design

EA Game Lab

Senior Games User ResearcherRich Ridlen
Games User ResearcherMarina Kobayashi

Electronic Arts Play Label

Label VP MarketingJohn Buchanan
Label CoordinatorBrian Deppiesse
Label CFOEric Garay
Legal CounselJoAnn Covington
Label FinanceGinny Halali, Stephanie Lau, Johnny Wolff
Senior Director, Art ProductionTerry Smith
Label HR DirCarolyn Troyan

Localization Europe

International Project ManagerEsther Gómez Babin
Localization EngineersAlberto Ayuso Pérez, Fernando Borrego Polo, Virginia Cano Abellá, Juan José Galera Pérez, Fernando San Nicolás Serrano, Javier Santiago Ramos, Pablo Wyatt Mateo
Asset LocalizationAurélie Bondon
Audio Capture SpecialistAna Esther Rodríguez
Localization Testing Project ManagerHolger Hartmann
Head TesterHélène Hiere
Localization TestersSonja Engelhardt, Arseniy Kiyashko, Kamil Kurpios, Jalil Laalami Ouali, Oleksandr Lebid, Vasilijs Mercalovs, Lukasz Srodka
Localization SupportAround The Word, Böck GmbH, Jakub Radziminski, Joanna Pach-Żbikowska, Laurent Jardin, Levsha Games, Milena Karas, Nathalie Homs, Pythagor Studios Ltd, rain  productions I wortproduktion, START International Polska sp. z o. o., Tatiana Shitova

Technology Partners

Technology PartnersIntel, Pathfinding by NavPower, nVidia, Networking by RakNet

Special Thanks

Special ThanksWill Wright (Creator of Spore), John Riccitiello, John Schappert, Patrick Buechner, Nicholas Earl, Aaryn Flynn, Frank Gibeau, Raymond Muzyka (Dr.), Scott Taylor, Greg Zeschuk (Dr.), Chris Weakley, Linda Chen (for her patience), Sophie Wong (for her boundless enthusiasm for her daddy's game), Olivier Suter-Ternynck, Sebastien Suter-Ternynck, Rebecca Tran (for her love and support and because she never sees me at home on the weekdays and for coming to hang out at work with me on the weekends while pregnant - Thomas Vu), Special thanks to Heather; Seibert; and Bella for your continued patience, Zachary Kopowski, MaddyCakes, Jon's Street Eats, Dave Cerra thanks Nicole for her love; Esme for her words; Keenan for his smile; and Jimi for his music, Ian Hetu, Alice Lee, Jim Benjamin, Joan Benjamin, for their limitless support, Boyko; Lina; Bistra and Sparky, My wife; Kristin and son; Benjamin who have been patient while I work - David Lee Swenson, Zita Kline, Chaim Gingold, Tod Semple, George Fan, Sameh Kamel, The Hero of Canton, Pui-Wing; Sophie and Duncan for all their love and support, Wang Chung's in Waikiki, Special thanks to my parents Carole & Richard; best friend Jess; and kitty Whitney! - Holly Ruark, Katrina Vanderhulst, Jenna Vanderhulst, Liam Vanderhulst, for their love and patience, Emily Hébert, Rachel Reynolds (for her patience and support), Shivang Dave, Maybeline Perry, & All of our beta testers for their continual enthusiasm and feedback

Darkspore Babies

Darkspore Babies (Created with E-DNA)Keenan Bodhi Cerra, Henry Mikko Haber, Kaylyn Taebin Lee Swenson, Conner Nicholas Welch

Other Games

In addition to this game, the following people are listed as working on other games. No more than 25 people are listed here, even if there are more than 25 people who have also worked on other games.

Roger Labon Jackson, 190 other games
Frank Gibeau, 107 other games
Nicholas Earl, 70 other games
Will Wright, 66 other games
John Riccitiello, 65 other games
John Schappert, 54 other games
Steven Jenkins, 49 other games
Patrick Buechner, 46 other games
Nathalie Homs, 45 other games
Michael Perry, 43 other games
Brian Deppiesse, 41 other games
James Brookes, 40 other games
Ana Esther Rodríguez, 39 other games
Lucy Bradshaw, 38 other games
Greg Zeschuk, 38 other games
Brian Yip, 37 other games
Raymond Muzyka, 36 other games
John Hanley, 36 other games
Daniel Windrem, 34 other games
David O'Neill, 30 other games
Greg Schaefer, 29 other games
Ryan Butterfoss, 28 other games
Jon Rissik, 28 other games
Samir Sinha, 28 other games
Virginia Cano Abellá, 27 other games

Collaborations

People who have worked on this game have also collaborated on the creation of the following games:

Spore Creature Creator, a group of 65 people
Spore, a group of 63 people
Spore: Galactic Adventures, a group of 60 people
FIFA Soccer 12, a group of 52 people
UEFA Euro 2012, a group of 50 people
Battlefield 3, a group of 49 people
Fight Night Champion, a group of 47 people
Warp, a group of 45 people
FIFA Manager 12, a group of 43 people
NBA Live 10, a group of 39 people
Battlefield 4, a group of 35 people
The Sims 2, a group of 26 people
Mass Effect 3, a group of 24 people
Mass Effect 3 (N7 Collector's Edition), a group of 24 people
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, a group of 23 people
Dead Space 2, a group of 23 people
The Sims 3, a group of 19 people
SimCity 4: Rush Hour, a group of 19 people
Medal of Honor, a group of 18 people
Dragon Age II (BioWare Signature Edition), a group of 18 people
Dragon Age II, a group of 18 people
The Godfather: The Game, a group of 17 people
SimCity 4, a group of 16 people
Medal of Honor: Warfighter, a group of 16 people
Mass Effect 2, a group of 16 people

Credits for this game were contributed by Kabushi (134624)