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Ralf Knoesel

Also Known As

  • Ralph Knoesel
  • Ralf Kn√∂sel

Game Credits


Riptide GP: Renegade (2016)   (Design)


Riptide GP: Renegade (2016)   (Technical Direction)
Beach Buggy Racing (2014)   (Technical Director)
Riptide GP 2 (2013)   (Technical Direction)
Beach Buggy Blitz (2012)   (Technical Direction)
Dead Space 2 (2011)   (Senior Core Engineers)
Hydro Thunder: Hurricane (2010)   (Technical Director)
The Spiderwick Chronicles (2008)   (Engineering)
Eragon (2006)   (Engineers)
Forgotten Realms: Demon Stone (2004)   (Lead Programmers)
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)   (AI Programmers)
Blood Wake (2001)   (Lead Programmer)
Hot Wheels: Turbo Racing (1999)   (Programming Team Leaders)
Andretti Racing (1997)   (3D Engine Programming)
Byzantine: The Betrayal (1997)   (Additional Programming (for Stormfront Studios))
Madden NFL 98 (1997)   (Action Game Programming)
Tony La Russa Baseball 4 (1997)   (3D Engine)
Madden NFL Football: Limited Edition (1996)   (Programming)


Riptide GP: Renegade (2016)   (Audio)


Riptide GP 2 (2013)   (Audio)
Beach Buggy Blitz (2012)   (Sound)
Hydro Thunder: Hurricane (2010)   (Voices)
Eragon (2006)   (Engineering)

Quality Assurance

Fat Princess: Adventures (2015)   (Beta Test Crew)


Nickelodeon Kart Racers (2018)   (Many Thanks)
Groovin' Blocks (2010)   (Special Thanks)
Pool of Radiance: Ruins of Myth Drannor (2001)   (Special Thanks)

Developer Biography

Ralf Knoesel's career in the game industry started as a graphics programmer in 1995 at Stormfront Studios in San Rafael (USA). While working on Madden NFL 97 and Madden NFL 98 for the PC, he co-developed a PC graphics engine which was used in several Stormfront sports and racing titles.

In 1998 Ralf switched over to console development as a co-lead programmer on Hot Wheels: Turbo Racing, which shipped in 1999 on both N64 and PSX. After this he developed a boat simulation prototype which became Blood Wake, shipping on Xbox in early 2002.

Over the next several years, Ralf worked on a variety of licensed properties as either a principal or lead programmer. These titles included Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (PS2, Xbox), Forgotten Realms: Demon Stone (PS2, Xbox), Eragon (PS2, Xbox, Xbox 360, PC), and The Spiderwick Chronicles (Wii, Xbox360, PS2, PC).

In December 2007 Ralf left Stormfront to co-found Vector Unit Inc.. The studio's first title, the arcade boat racer Hydro Thunder Hurricane, was released on XBLA in the summer of 2010.

Last updated: Jul 29, 2010