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Elan Ruskin

Game Credits


Jak 3 (2004)   (Developed by)


Marvel Spider-Man (2018)   (Senior Engine Programmer)
Thief: Deadly Shadows (2004)   (Programmers)
Deus Ex: Invisible War (2003)   (Additional Programming)


The Sims Online (2002)   (Interns)


Uncharted: Drake's Fortune (2007)   (Special Thanks)


Ratchet & Clank (2016)   (Insomniacs)
Song of the Deep (2016)   (Insomniac Games)
Sunset Overdrive (2014)   (Insomniac Games)
Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus (2013)   (Insomniacs)
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (2012)   (Valve)
Portal 2 (2011)   (Personnel)
Alien Swarm (2010)   (Valve)
Left 4 Dead 2 (2009)   (Valve)
Left 4 Dead (2008)   (Development Team)
Portal: Still Alive (2008)   (Personnel)
Half-Life 2: Episode Two (2007)   (Valve)
The Orange Box (2007)   (Credits)
Portal (2007)   (Valve Corporation)


Jak X: Combat Racing (2005)   (Developed By)

Developer Biography

Elan Ruskin has worked in the game industry since 2003. Since joining Valve in 2006, he’s been an engine programmer, gameplay developer, and generalist curmudgeon.

He holds a B.S.E in computer science from the University of Pennsylvania, and an M.E.T from the Entertainment Technology Center at Carnegie-Mellon University.

Last updated: Feb 15, 2012