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Bruce Dawson

Game Credits


The Duel: Test Drive II (1989)   (Design)
Test Drive (1987)   (Design)


Backyard Baseball 2003 (2002)   (Director of Technology)
Backyard Hockey (2002)   (Director of Technology)
Spy Fox: "Operation Ozone" (2001)   (System Programming)
Total Annihilation: Kingdoms - The Iron Plague (2000)   (Additional Programming)
Pajama Sam: No Need to Hide When It's Dark Ou... (1998)   (Technical Director)
Total Annihilation: The Core Contingency (1998)   (Programmers)
Freddi Fish 2: The Case of the Haunted Schoolhouse (1996)   (Technical Director)
The Cycles: International Grand Prix Racing (1989)   (Programming)
The Duel: Test Drive II (1989)   (Amiga version by)
Test Drive (1987)   (Programming)


Freddi Fish 5: The Case of the Creature of Coral Cove (2001)   (System Programming)


Halo: The Master Chief Collection (2014)   (Xbox Platform & Xbox Live)
Backyard Soccer 2004 (2003)   (Technical Director)
Backyard Basketball (2001)   (Director of Technology)
Backyard Football 2002 (2001)   (Director of Technology)


Battlefield: Bad Company (2008)   (Technical Support)


Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City (2010)   (With Thanks to: Xbox Engineering Support Team)
Grand Theft Auto IV: The Lost and Damned (2009)   (With Thanks To: Xbox Engineering Support Team)
Grand Theft Auto: The Ballad of Gay Tony (2009)   (With Thanks To: Xbox Engineering Support Team)
Fallout 3 (2008)   (Special Thanks)
Grand Theft Auto IV (2008)   (Thanks to the Xbox Engineering Support Team)
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (Collector's E... (2006)   (Special Thanks)
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (2006)   (Special Thanks)
Narbacular Drop (2005)   (Special Thanks)
Yager (2003)   (Yager Development & THQ would like to thank the following people at Microsoft)
Backyard Football (2002)   (Special Thanks)
Chess 2.0 (1989)   (Credits and thanks)


Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (2012)   (Valve)
Portal 2 (2011)   (Personnel)

Developer Biography

Bruce Dawson started in game development in Vancouver Canada working for Distinctive Software on the Amiga from 1987 to 1990.

He then left the games industry for seven years, spending two years traveling the world and five years working on special effects software for ASDG/Elastic Reality/Avid from 1993 to 1997.

Then he moved to Seattle to join Cavedog Entertainment/Humongous Entertainment, who created Total Annihilation and Freddi Fish. He worked there from 1997 to 2002.

Finally Bruce joined Microsoft where he helped hundreds of game developers make their Xbox and Xbox 360 games run better. He worked in the gaming group at Microsoft from 2002 to early 2009, when he joined the Windows group to work on Windows performance.

Bruce Dawson now works at Valve, on various games.

Last updated: Jun 28, 2013

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