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Ike Ellis

Game Credits


Age of Empires III: The Asian Dynasties (2007)   (Design)
Rise of Nations: Rise of Legends (2006)   (Designers)
Rise of Nations: Gold Edition (2004)   (Designers)
Rise of Nations: Thrones & Patriots (2004)   (Designers)


Rise of Nations (2003)   (Programming)


Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning (2012)   (Additional Thanks)

Developer Biography

Ike joined Big Huge Games in 2001 after obtaining a Computer Engineering degree from the University of Kansas and interning at Intel.

Ike began as a programmer working on the Scenario Editor, map generation, and the Conquer the World single-player game for Rise of Nations. However, he quickly demonstrated a strong aptitude for design, and so he moved into a designer-programmer role under Brian Reynolds' tutelage. In this capacity, Ike oversaw the design on the Thrones & Patriots expansion pack for Rise of Nations, which garnered high review scores and a great attach rate.

Ike next led the outer map campaign design for Rise of Legends and finished that game as lead single-player designer. On Age of Empires III: The Asian Dynasties, Ike acted as Project Lead and Lead Designer.

He is now working as Executive Producer on a still-secret RPG.

Last updated: May 30, 2009