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Greg Canessa

Game Credits


Call of Duty: Black Ops - Zombies (2015)   (VP, Mobile)
Pitfall! (2014)   (VP, Mobile)
Activision Anthology (2012)   (VP, Mobile)
Alien Hominid (2007)   (Group Manager)
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (2007)   (Group Manager)
Eets: Chowdown (2007)   (Group Manager)
Gyruss (2007)   (Group Manager)
Heavy Weapon Deluxe (2007)   (Group Manager)
Jetpac Refuelled (2007)   (Group Manager)
Ms. Pac-Man (2007)   (Group Manager)
Worms (2007)   (Group Manager)
Assault Heroes (2006)   (Group Manager)
AstroPop Deluxe (2006)   (Group Manager)
Cloning Clyde (2006)   (Group Manager)
Contra (2006)   (Group Manager)
Dig Dug (2006)   (Group Manager)
Galaga (2006)   (Group Manager)
Jewel Quest (2006)   (Group Manager)
Lumines Live! (2006)   (Group Manager)
New Rally-X (2006)   (Group Manager)
Pac-Man (2006)   (Group Manager)
PocketBike Racer (2006)   (Group Manager)
Sneak King (2006)   (Group Manager)
Texas Hold 'em (2006)   (Group Manager)
Time Pilot (2006)   (Group Manager)
TotemBall (2006)   (Group Manager)
Uno (2006)   (Group Manager)
Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved (2005)   (Group Manager)
Hardwood Backgammon (2005)   (Group Manager)
Hardwood Hearts (2005)   (Group Manager)
Hardwood Spades (2005)   (Group Manager)


StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty (2010)   (Project Director)
Peggle: Dual Shot (2009)   (Vice President of Video Game Platforms)
Aegis Wing (2007)   (Group Manager)
Double Dragon (2007)   (Group Manager)
Feeding Frenzy (2006)   (Group Manager)
Marble Blast Ultra (2006)   (Group Manager)
The Ultimate DOOM (2006)   (Group Manager)


World of WarCraft: Cataclysm (2010)   (Project Director)

Quality Assurance

PopCap Arcade Vol 1 (2007)   (Xbox Live Arcade Team)
Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 (2006)   (Group Manager)


Wik & the Fable of Souls (2005)   (Group Manager)


JumpStart 1st Grade (2000)   (Marketing Brand Manager)
JumpStart Adventures: 6th Grade - Mission: Earthquest (1998)   (Brand Marketing Manager)
JumpStart Baby (1998)   (Brand Marketing Manager)
JumpStart Music (1998)   (Brand Marketing Manager)
JumpStart Spelling (1998)   (Brand Marketing Manager)
JumpStart 2nd Grade Math (1997)   (Product Marketing Manager)
JumpStart Adventures: 5th Grade - Jo Hammet, Kid D... (1997)   (Product Marketing Manager)
JumpStart Typing (1997)   (Product Marketing Manager)

Creative Services

Catan (2007)   (Group Manager)


Gylt (2019)   (Stadia Special Thanks)
Diablo III (2012)   (Special Thanks)
Amazing Adventures: The Forgotten Ruins (2008)   (Special Thanks)
Uno (2006)   (Special Thanks)
Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved (2005)   (With special thanks to)
Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds (2001)   (Special Thanks To)


Lost Treasures of Infocom (2012)   (VP, Mobile)
PopCap Arcade Vol 1 (2007)   (VP, Video Game Platforms)
PopCap Hits! Vol 1 (2007)   (VP, Video Game Platforms)
Rush'n Attack (2007)   (Group Manager)

Developer Biography

In May 2009 Blizzard confirmed that Greg Canessa had joined the company to work on the new version of its gaming service Prior to that, Greg Canessa was Vice President, video game platforms, at PopCap Games, since February 2007. Previously, he was General Manager of Microsoft's Xbox Live Arcade service, where he worked for 7 years. Prior to his tenure at Microsoft, Mr. Canessa was VP of Online Marketing at Idealab, an incubator of early-stage technology firms. Previously, he served as a senior marketing executive at Vivendi Games for most of the 1990s, after beginning his professional career at Apple Computer as a games marketer and evangelist.

Last updated: May 30, 2009