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Oliver Barder

Also Known As

  • Ollie Barder

Game Credits


The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (2008)   (Production)
NASCAR 08 (2007)   (Assistant Producer)


Gears of War: Judgment (2013)   (Sr. Game Designer)
Strike Suit Zero (2013)   (Lead Designer)
Burn, Zombie Burn! (2009)   (Design and Robots)
Need for Speed: Carbon - Own the City (2006)   (Designer)

Quality Assurance

Battlefield 2: Modern Combat (2005)   (Senior Testers, Network Division)
Battlefield 2: Special Forces (2005)   (ECG Senior Testers)
Black & White 2 (2005)   (Senior Testers)
Black & White 2 (Collector's Edition) (2005)   (Senior Testers)
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 06 (2005)   (Senior Testers)
Knights of Honor (2004)   (Functional Senior Testers)
The Urbz: Sims in the City (2004)   (European Functional Certification Group)

Customer/Technical Support

Burnout 3: Takedown (2004)   (European Certification Group)


Top Gun: Hard Lock (2012)   (Special Thanks)
All Zombies Must Die! (2011)   (Special Thanks)
South Park: Let's Go Tower Defense Play! (2009)   (Special Thanks)


Burnout: Legends (2005)   (EA European Certification Group)

Developer Biography

Originally one of the first Japanese correspondents for gamesTM magazine, Ollie entered the games industry as a journalist and then ended up working for Electronic Arts Europe as a senior certification tester. Following that he worked at Exient Entertainment as a designer, then for Disney Interactive Studios as an Associate Producer and then for doublesix as a senior designer, where he worked originally on Burn, Zombie Burn! and then as the lead designer for Strike Suit Zero (though leaving a year before its release). He then went to work on Gears of War: Judgment as a senior designer at People Can Fly. He is now working in Tokyo as a game designer and also contributing to the games section at Forbes. In addition, he has also written for The Guardian, appeared on BBC Radio 4 and contributed to Japanese mecha artbooks.

Last updated: Jan 13, 2015