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Huw Ward

Also Known As

  • H. Ward

Game Credits


Blast Corps (1997)   (Additional Design)
Donkey Kong Land III (1997)   (Game Designers)
Donkey Kong Land 2 (1996)   (Additional Design)

Quality Assurance

Sea of Thieves (2018)   (Test)
Kinect Sports: Rivals (2014)   (Test)
Kinect Sports: Season Two (2011)   (Test Leadership)
Kinect Sports (2010)   (Rare Test)
Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts (2008)   (Fault Finding (Rare))
Viva Piñata: Pocket Paradise (2008)   (Head Of Rare Testing)
Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise (2008)   (Test - Rare)
Diddy Kong Racing DS (2007)   (Head Of Rare Testing)
Jetpac Refuelled (2007)   (Head of Rare QA)
Viva Piñata (2006)   (Test)
Banjo Pilot (2005)   (Head of Rare Q. A.)
Conker: Live & Reloaded (2005)   (Test Lead)
Kameo: Elements of Power (2005)   (Head of Rare Test)
Perfect Dark Zero (2005)   (Head of Rare Test)
It's Mr Pants (2004)   (Happy Campers)
Sabre Wulf (2004)   (Rare Quality Assurance )
Banjo-Kazooie: Grunty's Revenge (2003)   (Testing Team)
Grabbed by the Ghoulies (2003)   (Quality Assurance)
Star Fox Adventures (2002)   (Head of Rare QA)
Conker's Bad Fur Day (2001)   (Quality Assurance)
Banjo-Tooie (2000)   (Rare Testing Team)
Mickey's Speedway USA (2000)   (Quality Assurance)
Perfect Dark (2000)   (Rare Exterminators)
Conker's Pocket Tales (1999)   (Head Tester, Rare UK)
Donkey Kong 64 (1999)   (Rare Testing)
Jet Force Gemini (1999)   (Rare Quality Assurance )
Banjo-Kazooie (1998)   (Chief Free Player)
Blast Corps (1997)   (Product Test)
Diddy Kong Racing (1997)   (Rare Quality Assurance)
GoldenEye 007 (1997)   (Rare Testers)
Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Tr... (1996)   (Game Testing)
Donkey Kong Land 2 (1996)   (Game Testing)
Ken Griffey Jr.'s Winning Run (1996)   (Rare Quality Assurance)
Killer Instinct 2 (1996)   (Quality Assurance)
Killer Instinct Gold (1996)   (Quality Assurance)
Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest (1995)   (Head of Rare QA )
Donkey Kong Land (1995)   (Testing)
Battletoads (1994)   (Quality Assurance)
Donkey Kong Country (1994)   (Game Testing)
Killer Instinct (1994)   (Quality Assurance)
Battletoads (1991)   (Product Testing)
Double Dare (1990)   (Product Testing)
Pin-Bot (1990)   (Critiquing by )
Solar Jetman: Hunt for the Golden Warpship (1990)   (Critiquing By)


Fable: The Journey (2012)   (Special Thanks to Rare)


Rare Replay (2015)   (The Rare Replay Team)
Mickey's Speedway USA (2001)   (Rare Staff)
Perfect Dark (2000)   (Rare Staff )
Mickey's Racing Adventure (1999)   (Rare Staff)
Donkey Kong Country (1994)   (Rare Staff)
High Speed (1991)   (High Scores)
Nintendo Campus Challenge 1991 (1991)   (Original Pin-Bot staff (uncredited))
Marble Madness (1989)   (High Score List)

Developer Biography

Huw Ward is one of the first Rare employees that was hired by the Stamper Brothers. He started his career at the age 15 as tester at Rare in 1983, but when the QA Department at Rare started expanding, he got promoted to QA Manager and since then to these days he is still Manager of the Quality Assurance department at Rare. When Microsoft Studios acquired Rare in 2002, he also got promoted to Head of Product Analysis at Microsoft Studios, that role in parallel to QA Management at Rare. Also he did some additional design on the Donkey Kong Land series and Blast Corps.

Last updated: May 12, 2018