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Paul Neurath

Developer Biography

Since March 2011 Paul Neurath is a creative director at the Boston, US office of Zynga. Previously he founded the development studio Floodgate Entertainment in 2000. In March 2011 Zynga hired all six employees of the company and Floodgate was discontinued.

Neurath started making videogames in the mid-1980s as an independent game author who created several award-winning computer games. In 1990 he founded Blue Sky Productions, which was later renamed to LookingGlass, and became a leading US game development studio. Looking Glass developed eighteen titles and generated over $120M in sales. As creative director of the studio, Paul designed and directed the development of such acclaimed titles as Ultima Underworld, Terra Nova, Flight Unlimited, and Thief, which collectively earned over a dozen game-of-the-year awards.

He was also instrumental in pioneering breakthrough gaming technologies, including 3D texture mapping and photorealistic terrain. As the founder and Creative Director of FloodGate Entertainment, Paul oversees all design, development and research efforts of the company.

Contributed by Kabushi (223543) on May 25, 2005. [revised by : Sciere (547614)].