Noah Falstein

Moby ID: 1657

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TLDR version: Early LucasArts Adventure games and others, long-time freelance game designer, Google Chief Game Designer, now working on games for health including the FDA-cleared EndeavorRx from Akili Interactive.

Noah Falstein got his start in the computer game industry in 1980 with a job at Milton Bradley's Advanced Research Division. Since then he has contributed to over 40 games, including several bestselling and critical hits. Among his best known games are the Arcade classic Sinistar from Williams Electronics (1983), PHM Pegasus from Lucasfilm Games (1986), Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade from Lucasfilm Games (1989), and Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis, LucasArts Entertainment (1992).

As one of the first ten employees at Lucasfilm Games (LucasArts), The 3DO Company, and Dreamworks Interactive, Falstein has taken a leading role in launching major game companies. He has worked as a programmer, project leader, producer, executive producer, and creative director.

Since 1996, Falstein ran The Inspiracy, a game design consulting firm. The Inspiracy has provided game design and production experience to companies as diverse as Disney Interactive, Dreamworks Interactive, Totally Games, Humongous Entertainment, Cavedog, Sega, Mattel, Intel, and Shell Oil.

In recent years he has been working increasingly in the Serious Games field as a designer and producer on projects that use game techniques and technology for purposes other than entertainment. This work includes medical, corporate, and military simulations and training titles. Falstein was also on the advisory boards for the Serious Games Summit and the Games for Health conference, and from 2002 to 2008 wrote the design column in Game Developer Magazine.

He was Chief Game Designer at Google from 2013-2017 working on their AR and VR platforms as well as other game projects, and subsequently has worked primarily on games for healthcare, with clients including Akili Interactive, Level Ex, Apple health, Mindmaze, Abbot Labs, Healium, Dopavision and a dozen others.

Credited on 59 games

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Return to Monkey Island (2022, Windows) Playtesters
Thimbleweed Park (2017, Windows) Play Testing by
Day of the Tentacle: Remastered (2016, Windows) The Team would like to thank
Legend of Kay: Anniversary (2015, Windows) In-game Texts
Scurvy Scallywags (2014, Android) Special Thanks
Rube Works: The Official Rube Goldberg Invention Game (2014, Android) Additional Game Design
Game of Thrones (2012, Xbox 360) Thanks
Alan Wake (2012, Windows) Special Thanks
Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge - Special Edition (2010, Windows) Goofy Pun Consultant
Alan Wake (2010, Xbox 360) For their contribution to the project
The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition (2010, PlayStation 3) Additional Design
Medal of Honor (2009, PSP) Special Thanks
Mata Hari (2008, Windows) Story & Design
ParaWorld (2006, Windows) Game Design Consultant
Re-Mission (2006, Windows) Special Thanks
Star Wars: Empire at War (2006, Windows) Production Consultant
SpaceStationSim (2005, Windows) Associate Game Designer
Legend of Kay (2005, PlayStation 2) Ingame Texts
Return to Mysterious Island (2004, Windows) Special Thanks to
Neighbors from Hell (2003, Windows) Game Design Consulting

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