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Andrew Glaister

Developer Biography

Andy Glaister was born in England and has developed games for over twenty five years. Starting with Sinclair Spectrum games, he went on to establish a company called Programmers Development Systems Ltd. During the latter half of the 1980's almost all major English game developers used its software.

In the 90's Andy moved to America and held senior developer or technical director positions at Viacom New Media, Kinesoft Development and FASA Interactive. Andy joined Microsoft Game Studios in 1999 when they acquired FASA Interactive. During his years at Microsoft Andy worked as a Development Manager in the game studios, working with developers such as Bioware, Gas Powered Games, Doublefine, Pipeworks, Gearbox, Turbine, Climax, Rare and Bungie.

Andy became the Director of Development for the game studios, working across all products, helping shape the game technology as well as the XBOX and XBOX 360. Andy spent his last two years at Microsoft as the Development Manager for the Windows Graphics and Gaming team, managing all the programmers working on DirectX 10, display drivers, Windows Parental Controls, the DirectX SDK and the graphics and gaming features in the up-coming Windows Vista.

Contributed by Andy Glaister (146) on Mar 09, 2006.
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