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Daniel Achterman

Game Credits


Myst III: Exile (2001)   (Associate Producer)
Rat Attack! (2000)   (Production Assistant)
Real Myst (2000)   (Associate Producer)
Creatures Adventures (1999)   (Production Assistant)
Myst: Masterpiece Edition (1999)   (Production Assistant)


Guild Wars 2 (2012)   (Design)
Space Siege (2008)   (Lead Designers)
Dungeon Siege II: Broken World (2006)   (Design Lead)
Dungeon Siege II (2005)   (Designers)
Dungeon Siege: Legends of Aranna (2003)   (Design)


Whacked! (2002)   (MUSIC & SOUND)


Dungeon Siege: Throne of Agony (2006)   (Acknowledgement!)


Age of Empires: Castle Siege (2014)   (Microsoft Studios)
Defense Grid: The Awakening (2008)   (Hidden Path Entertainment is)

Developer Biography

Daniel Achterman began in the game industry as an associate producer on Myst III: Exile and other titles for Mattel Interactive. He moved to Presto Studios in 2001, where he contributed to the design of Whacked! and did proposal work for new projects.

He started working as a full time game designer in 2003, when he joined Gas Powered Games to work on the Dungeon Siege franchise. He designed and tuned the game systems and content for Dungeon Siege II, then went on to lead the design of the expansion pack, Dungeon Siege II: Broken World, and Space Siege, before leaving the company in 2008.

Since then, he's worked as a game designer for Hidden Path Entertainment and ArenaNet.

Last updated: Jan 26, 2011