Michael P. Cottam

Also Known As

  • Michael Paul Cottam
  • Mike Cottam
  • Michael Cottam

Game Credits

Art/Graphics

Kinect Nat Geo TV (2012)   (Art)
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010)   (Art)
Avatar: The Last Airbender - Into the Inferno (2008)   (Lead Artist)
Mercenaries: Playground of Destruction (2005)   (Pre-Rendered Cutscene Team)
SSX on Tour (2005)   (Modelers)
Star Wars: Republic Commando (2005)   (Additional Art)
Star Wars: Battlefront (2004)   (Additional Art)
Gladius (2003)   (World Modelers)
Rally Championship Xtreme (2001)   (Artwork)
Starlancer (2000)   (Art)
Darklight Conflict (1997)   (Outro Animation)
Privateer 2: The Darkening (1996)   (3D Artist / Object Designers)
 

Thanks

Star Wars: Battlefront (2004)   (Special Thanks)
Secret Weapons Over Normandy (2003)   (Team Thanks)
 


Developer Biography

A creative from a young age; firstly a self-taught fine artist with the goal of one day working in the film industry, this was after being inspired by the release of Star Wars in the 1970’s.

I then put my artistic dreams on hold to pursue a career in electrical engineering, while still working as a self-employed artist and later a CAD operator. In 1993 Chris Roberts and Richard Garriott introduced me to the game industry in Austin Texas and since then I haven't looked back. I have an extensive resume, having created games for some of the largest game companies in the world, including: EA, LucasArts/Film, Pandemic, THQ, Microsoft, Psygnosis, Warthog, Origin and Totally Games.

To date I’ve completed eighteen games; working in England then the United States, Canada, Australia and Singapore. I eventually had the privilege of working for Mr. George Lucas in 2002 building spacecraft for Star Wars. During this time I also helped Doug Chiang to make his trailers for Robota (Reign of the Machines)

I am currently taking a year out to teach in Singapore, I’ve been teaching students at both SAE and DIGIPEN.

The DIGIPEN Masters Degree is a special program for UBISOFT students in Singapore, financed by the Singapore Government and credited by the WDA; I have been heading this program.

Last updated: Nov 30, 2009