Moby ID: 142990
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Taron began his game development career as an independent developer while working in technical support, QA, and as a technical writer in game-related projects. During this period he created several game guides, mods, maps, utilities, and freeware games for multiple platforms. Most notable of these were his custom-scripted maps for StarCraft and WarCraft III and the freeware Windows PC game Minebot Arena.
In 2004 Taron joined licensed handheld games developer Griptonite, where he worked as a game programmer for popular franchises such as X-Men, Spyro the Dragon, Spider-Man, Assassin's Creed, and Shinobi. While there he developed a reputation for his focus on quality and fun game mechanics, and was often responsible for designing and implementing the player controls and combat systems for action-packed side-scrolling platformers.
In early 2012, soon after Griptonite was absorbed by a freemium social/mobile games company, Taron left to create Crazy Viking Studios, a 2-man game studio where he designed and programmed the indie game Volgarr the Viking, and eventually ported it to all major platforms. In late 2022 he left the company and became fully independent again.
Credited on 19 games
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|Völgarr the Viking (2013, Windows)||Game Design|
|Wreck-It Ralph (2012, Wii)||Additional Engineering|
|Shinobi (2011, Nintendo 3DS)||Gameplay Programmer|
|Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters (2011, Nintendo DS)||Additional Programming|
|Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions (2010, Nintendo DS)||Programming Lead|
|Iron Man 2 (2010, Nintendo DS)||Additional Development|
|Assassin's Creed II: Discovery (2009, Nintendo DS)||Gameplay Programmer|
|The Princess and the Frog (2009, Nintendo DS)||Special Thanks to|
|X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009, Nintendo DS)||Development|
|The Tale of Despereaux (2008, Nintendo DS)||Additional Programmers|
|Spider-Man: Web of Shadows - Amazing Allies Edition (2008, PSP)||Special Thanks|
|Spider-Man: Web of Shadows (2008, Nintendo DS)||Combat Design|
|Looney Tunes: Cartoon Conductor (2008, Nintendo DS)||Designers|
|The Simpsons Game (2007, Nintendo DS)||Additional Programming|
|The Legend of Spyro: The Eternal Night (2007, Game Boy Advance)||Player, AI, & Combat Programming|
|Eragon (2006, Game Boy Advance)||Additional Programming|
|Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith (2005, Dedicated console)||Developers|
|Minebot Arena (2004, Windows)||Developer|
|Dark Age of Camelot (2001, Windows)||Special Thanks to|
[ full credits ]
- 15 games with Steven Ettinger
- 12 games with Ryan Silva
- 12 games with J. C. Connors
- 11 games with Michael Dean
- 11 games with David Mann
- 11 games with Jack Brummet
- 11 games with Christian Kimball
- 11 games with Alan Heller
- 10 games with Jason W. Bay
- 10 games with Jeff Clinton
- 9 games with Griptonite, Inc.
- 5 games with Amaze Entertainment, Inc.
- 5 games with Activision Publishing, Inc.
- 3 games with T26 Inc.
- 2 games with Crazy Viking Studios LLC
- 2 games with Sierra Entertainment, Inc.
- 2 games with Vivendi Games, Inc.
- 2 games with Firelight Technologies Pty. Ltd.
- 2 games with 20th Century Studios, Inc.
- 2 games with SEGA of America, Inc.