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Michael B. Schwartz

Also Known As

  • Michael Schwartz

Game Credits


Civilization: Call to Power (1999)   (Sound Effects & Voice Over)
Heavy Gear II (1999)   (Audio Engineer)
Interstate '82 (1999)   (Audio Processing)
Jack Nicklaus 6: Golden Bear Challenge (1999)   (Audio)
Vigilante 8 (1999)   (Sound)
A Collection of Activision Classic Games for the A... (1998)   (Sound)
Apocalypse (1998)   (Sound Engineering)
Battlezone (1998)   (Audio Mix)
Dark Reign: Rise of the Shadowhand (1998)   (Voice-Over Recording and Processing)
Interstate '76: Nitro Pack (1998)   (Additional Sound Effects and Engineering)
Pitfall 3D: Beyond the Jungle (1998)   (V. O. Audio Engineer)
Dark Reign: The Future of War (1997)   (Additional Sound Effects and Engineering)
Heavy Gear (1997)   (Voice-over Engineering)
Interstate '76 (1997)   (Additional Sound Effects and Engineering)
Santa Fe Mysteries: Sacred Ground (1997)   (Audio Consultant)
Zork: Grand Inquisitor (1997)   (Audio Studio Manager)
HyperBlade (1996)   (Audio Engineer)
MechWarrior 2: Mercenaries (1996)   (Additional Sound)
Muppet Treasure Island (1996)   (Audio Director and Sound Designer)
Power Move Pro Wrestling (1996)   (Sound Direction)
Santa Fe Mysteries: The Elk Moon Murder (1996)   (Audio Consultant)
Time Commando (1996)   (Intro/Close Movie Audio Supervisor)
Earthworm Jim: Special Edition (1995)   (Additional Audio Engineering)
MechWarrior 2: 31st Century Combat (1995)   (Audio Engineer)
MechWarrior 2: The Clans (Demo Version) (1994)   (Audio by)
Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure (1994)   (Additional Audio Engineering)
Richard Scarry's Best Neighborhood Disc Ever! (1994)   (Audio Engineer)
Return to Zork (1993)   (Audio Engineer)


Asteroids (1998)   (Special Thanks)
MechWarrior 2: Mercenaries (1996)   (Special Thanks To)
Activision's Atari 2600 Action Pack (1995)   (Special Thanks To)
MechWarrior 2: Ghost Bear's Legacy (1995)   (Special Thanks To)
Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure (1994)   (Special Thanks To)

Developer Biography

Michael B. Schwartz is a film, audio and video specialist who was educated at the California Institute of the Arts where he received his Masters in Fine Arts (M.F.A.) in 1991. While he was a student there, he founded the famous CalArts Annual Film and Video Festival, an event which is still active today.

He began his career in 1989 when he worked as Audio Producer and Editor for The Voyager Company in Los Angeles. In 1992, he began working for Activision Studios and became their Computer Games Audio Manager. While at Activision, Michael created and designed the audio and sound effects for over 30 games. He left Activision in 1999.

Michael has also been an audio and video instructor at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, (1994-1998) and the Art Institute of Seattle, School of Video (2000-2002).

He has received awards for his work in the industry: Best Audio for Return to Zork in 1992, Best Game of 1995 for Mechwarrior II, Best of Show at the E3 1997 for Dark Reign: The Future of War, Best 3D Game and 1997 Game of the Year for Quake II, Computer Gaming World's 150 Best Games of All Time for Shanghai: Great Moments.

Additional games credited to Michael are:

In 2004, he joined Microsoft where he is a Video Producer for Microsoft Office "Personal Solutions" applications.

Last updated: Mar 20, 2017

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