Ian Lane Davis

aka: Ian Davis
Moby ID: 1212

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Dr. Ian Lane Davis, CEO and Founder of Mad Doc® Software, Creative Director on the critically acclaimed Empire Earth® II, and former Technical Director at Activision’s Santa Monica studio, is widely acknowledged as one of the top Artificial Intelligence experts in the video game industry. His direct credits include Empire Earth® II (a PC Gamer Editor’s Choice Award winner), the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences Computer Role Playing Game of the Year Finalist: Dungeon Siege®: Legends of Aranna™; Empire Earth: The Art of Conquest™; and Star Trek®: Armada II™, among others.

Currently co-authoring the definitive AI and games textbook for academic and industry training, Dr. Davis is a trusted advisor to key industry publishers, serves as a Peer Panel Leader for the AIAS Peer Panel for Gameplay Engineering, was appointed Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Game Development, and is a guest professor at MIT. A highly sought speaker who presents in academic and game-focused venues, Davis earned his doctorate in AI and Robotics from Carnegie Mellon University.

Credited on 24 games

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Grand Theft Auto V (2022, Xbox Series) President
Red Dead Redemption II (2019, Windows) Studio Directors
Battlezone 98 Redux (2016, Windows) Additional AI Programming
Max Payne 3 (2012, PlayStation 3) AI Director & Studio President
Red Dead Redemption (2010, Xbox 360) Rockstar New England
Bully: Scholarship Edition (2008, Windows) Core Team
Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway (2008, Windows) Executives
Iron Man (2008, Xbox 360) Mad Doc Software
Empire Earth III (2007, Windows) Core Team
Star Trek: Legacy (2006, Xbox 360) Legacy Team
Empire Earth II: The Art of Supremacy (2006, Windows) Core Team
Empire Earth II (2005, Windows) Core Team
Ground Control II: Operation Exodus (2004, Windows) Consultants
Dungeon Siege: Legends of Aranna (2003, Windows) Core Team
Empire Earth: The Art of Conquest (2002, Windows) Executive Direction
Jane's Combat Simulations: Attack Squadron (2002, Windows) Additional Mad Doc Help
Star Trek: Armada II (2001, Windows) Programmer
Call to Power II (2000, Windows) Additional Programming
Star Trek: Armada (2000, Windows) Technical Director
Civilization: Call to Power (1999, Linux) Programming

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