Jonathan Chey

aka: Jon Chey
Moby ID: 12713

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After completing a PhD in Cognitive Science, Jonathan Chey was brought in to work on AI at Looking Glass Studios. After learning his trade working as a programmer on games such as Thief: the Dark Project, he co-founded Irrational Games with Ken Levine and Robert Fermier. At Irrational, Jonathan Chey went on to produce, design and program games such as System Shock 2, Freedom Force and BioShock.

In 2005, Irrational Games was acquired by Take 2 Interactive. In 2009, Jonathan Chey left Take 2 to work on new business ventures. He is currently the founder/lead designer at Blue Manchu and successfully launched Card Hunter on Steam and for browsers since 2013.

Credited on 20 games

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Void Bastards (2019, Windows) Design Director
Perception (2017, Windows) Special Thanks
BioShock 2: Remastered (2016, Windows) Special and heartfelt thanks to
BioShock: Remastered (2016, Windows) Director of Product Development
Card Hunter (2015, Windows) Game Designers
The Bureau: XCOM Declassified (2013, Xbox 360) Special Thanks
BioShock 2 (2010, Windows) Special and heartfelt thanks to
BioShock (2007, Windows) Director of Product Development
SWAT 4: The Stetchkov Syndicate (2005, Windows) Director of Product Development
SWAT 4 (2005, Windows) Thanks to
Freedom Force vs The 3rd Reich (2005, Windows) Producer
Tribes: Vengeance (2004, Windows) Managing Director
Master of Orion 3 (2003, Windows) Special Thanks
Freedom Force (2002, Macintosh) Irrational Games
Thief II: The Metal Age (2000, Windows) Additional Programming
Wall Street Tycoon (1999, Windows) Design
System Shock 2 (1999, Windows) Project Manager
Thief: The Dark Project (1998, Windows) Additional Programming
British Open Championship Golf (1997, Windows) Programming “Tiger” Team
Flight Unlimited II (1997, Windows) Additional Programming Support

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