Michael Kaufman

aka: Maxx Kaufman, Mike Kaufman, Maxx Kaufman

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Mr. Kaufman has been in the industry for 8 years, previously having worked in the entertainment industry on the Stargate Production Crew. The bulk of Mr. Kaufman’s game industry career has been spent at Xatrix Entertainment where he served as Art Director on the Redneck Rampage series, “Starhunters”, Quake II, the Reckoning as well as Kingpin: Life of Crime . Most recently Mr. Kaufman spent the last 3 years at Grey Matter Studios as Managing Art Director/ Co-founder. Mr. Kaufman art directed the interactive academy award winning and best selling game, Return to Castle Wolfenstein.

Credited on 26 games

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Quake II (2023, Windows) Art Direction
Wasteland 3 (2020, Windows Apps) Additional Artists
The Bard's Tale IV: Barrows Deep (2018, Windows) Art Director
Torment: Tides of Numenera (2017, Windows) Additional Art
Wasteland 2: Director's Cut (Limited Edition) (2017, Linux) Art Direction
Battlezone 98 Redux (2016, Windows) Additional Art assistance
Wasteland 2: Director's Cut (2015, PlayStation 4) Art Direction
Wasteland 2 (2014, Windows) Art Direction
Hunted: The Demon's Forge (2011, Windows) Game Director
Monster Mayhem: Build and Battle (2009, Nintendo DS) Creative Director
Line Rider 2: Unbound (2008, Nintendo DS) Creative Director
Line Rider (2008, iPhone) Design
Defendin' De Penguin (2008, Wii) Creative Director
Baby Pals (2007, Nintendo DS) Art Coordination
The Bard's Tale (2005, Windows) Art Director
Return to Castle Wolfenstein: Operation Resurrection (2003, PlayStation 2) Art Direction by
Return to Castle Wolfenstein: Tides of War (2003, Xbox) Art Direction by
Return to Castle Wolfenstein: Game of the Year (2002, Windows) Art Direction by
Return to Castle Wolfenstein (2001, Windows) Art Director
Kingpin: Life of Crime (1999, Windows) Art Director

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Circa 2001
source: Behind Enemy Lines: The Making of Return to Castle Wolfenstein

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