Bill Roper

Moby ID: 1020

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Bill Roper has been a well-known figure in the worldwide gaming industry for over a decade. He served as a Vice President of Blizzard North and was a Director of Blizzard Entertainment. Bill oversaw and managed all external projects, coordinated internal development teams, and headed Blizzard's project oversight teams where he was instrumental in shaping the direction of the games.

From 1994 to 2003, Bill worked directly on numerous million-selling games in varied producer positions and played a key role in the success of the Warcraft, StarCraft and Diablo series. Roper also served as a producer on several Macintosh versions of these games and worked as a member of the project oversight teams for the console versions of Warcraft II: The Dark Saga, Diablo, and StarCraft 64.

Bill applied his education in Commercial Music with vocal emphasis from California State University, Long Beach, by both acting in and assisting with the direction of the voice recording for the Warcraft, Diablo, and StarCraft franchises. He also personally representing the games to the global gaming community.

He left the company in 2003 to co-found Flagship Studios where they created Hellgate: London where he was Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the company. Following the game's rocky release in October 2007 Flagship got into trouble and was eventually closed down less than a year later.

In November 2008 it was announced Bill Roper had joined Cryptic Studios as a Design Director.

When Bill isn’t busy gaming or working on the next Flagship title, he attends too many sporting events, performs with a strangely compelling renaissance singing group and spends time relaxing with his wife, one cat, three dogs and four cars.

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Disney Infinity: 3.0 Edition - Starter Pack (2015, Xbox One) Vice President, Head of Central Creative
Disney Infinity: Toy Box 2.0 (2015, Android) Special Thanks (Disney Interactive)
Disney Infinity: Edition 2.0 - Marvel Super Heroes (2014, Windows) Special Thanks (Disney Interactive)
Disney Infinity (2013, Windows) Special Thanks (Disney Interactive)
Disney Frozen: Olaf's Quest (2013, Nintendo DS) Special Thanks
Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two (2013, Windows) VP/GM, Production Development
Disney Planes (2013, Wii U) Special Thanks
Disney Planes (2013, Nintendo 3DS) Special Thanks
Disney Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion (2012, Nintendo 3DS) VP/GM, Production Development
Disney Princess: My Fairytale Adventure (2012, Wii) Special Thanks
Diablo III (2012, Macintosh) Very special thanks
Star Trek Online (2010, Windows) Team
Champions Online (2009, Windows) Cryptic Studios
Hellgate: London (2007, Windows) The Originators of Hellgate London
Psychonauts (2005, PlayStation 2) Special Thanks
WarCraft III: The Frozen Throne (2003, Windows) Voice Acting
WarCraft III: Reign of Chaos (Collector's Edition) (2002, Macintosh) Voice Acting
WarCraft III: Reign of Chaos (2002, Macintosh) Voice Acting
Diablo II: Lord of Destruction (2001, Windows) Strike Team
Kingdom Under Fire (2001, Windows) KyuHwan Lee Thanks

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