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Michael Gourlay

Game Credits


NASCAR Thunder 2004 (2003)   (Software Engineers)


NCAA Football 13 (2012)   (Senior Software Engineer)
NASCAR 06: Total Team Control (2005)   (Lead Software Engineers)
NASCAR 2005: Chase for the Cup (2004)   (Software Engineer)
NASCAR Thunder 2004 (2003)   (Software Engineer)


Call of Duty: Modern Warfare - Mobilized (2009)   (Special thanks to...)

Developer Biography

Dr. Michael J. Gourlay works as a Principal Lead Software Development Engineer. He previously worked at Electronic Arts (EA Sports) as the Software Architect for the Football Sports Business Unit, as a senior lead engineer on Madden NFL, on character physics and the procedural animation system used by EA, on Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), and as a lead programmer on NASCAR. He wrote the visual effects system used in EA games worldwide and patented algorithms for interactive, high-bandwidth online applications. He also architected FranTk, the game engine behind Connected Career and Connected Franchise.

He developed curricula for and taught at the University of Central Florida (UCF) Florida Interactive Entertainment Academy (FIEA), an interdisciplinary graduate program that teaches programmers, producers and artists how to make video games and training simulations.

He is also a Subject Matter Expert for Studio B, and writes articles for Intel on parallelized computational fluid dynamics simulations for video games.

Prior to joining EA, he performed scientific research using computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and the world's largest massively parallel supercomputers. His previous research also includes nonlinear dynamics in quantum mechanical systems, and atomic, molecular and optical physics, stealth, RADAR and massively parallel supercomputer design. He also developed pedagogic orbital mechanics software.

Michael received his degrees in physics and philosophy from Georgia Tech and the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Last updated: Dec 26, 2013