James P. Wong

Developer Biography

James Wong was born in Southern California. He graduated in 2001 from the University of California, Irvine with a Bachelor of Arts in Film Studies, minoring in the Digital Arts.

During his studies at the university, he worked part time at Square Soft Inc. (now Square Enix USA) as a Quality Assurance tester in 1998. He tested 13 titles for PlayStation and PlayStation 2.

In 2002-2003, he lived abroad in Kitakyushu, Japan as an Assistant English Teacher by way of the the J.E.T. (Japan Exchange and Teaching) Program.

After he returned to the United States, James worked at Rockstar San Diego (Angel Studios) as a tester, trainer and lead network tester on "Red Dead Revolver" and "Midnight Club 3: DUB Edition", respectively. After Midnight Club 3, he took a "vacation from the industry". He interned for the PBS-broadcast "Roadtrip Nation" as an assistant editor for several months and later returned to the game industry at Crave Entertainment and later at Konami Digital Entertainment as an Associate Producer.

Since 2011, he pursued a career in video editing. He has worked at Squaresoft / Square Enix, Konami, Red 5 Studios, and Riot Games. He currently works as a video editor/producer at Nintendo of America.

James has played computer and video games since the Atari 2600 and Apple IIe found a place in his childhood.

Contributed by James P. Wong (2451) on Jul 05, 2003. [revised by : James P. Wong (2451)].