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Oliver Barder

Developer Biography

Originally one of the first Japanese correspondents for gamesTM magazine, Ollie entered the games industry as a journalist and then ended up working for Electronic Arts Europe as a senior certification tester. Following that he worked at Exient Entertainment as a designer, then for Disney Interactive Studios as an Associate Producer and then for doublesix as a senior designer, where he worked originally on Burn, Zombie Burn! and then as the lead designer for Strike Suit Zero (though leaving a year before its release). He then went to work on Gears of War: Judgment as a senior designer at People Can Fly. He is now working in Tokyo as a game designer and also contributing to the games section at Forbes. In addition, he has also written for The Guardian, appeared on BBC Radio 4 and contributed to Japanese mecha artbooks.

Contributed by Oliver Barder (69) on Dec 08, 2006. [revised by : Oliver Barder (69)].