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Brent Smith

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Brent Smith is a game designer, programmer and producer. He was born in 1965, in Arizona. In 1988 Smith moved to Dallas after he had finished his bachelor’s degree in computer engineering at the University of Oklahoma. After his studies he worked for Texas Instruments, Ericsson, and then Southwestern Bell, during which time he completed a Masters degree in Computer Science from the University of Texas at Dallas. But, his real interest was to create games, and at the age of 26 he joined The Dark Half crew. He programmed and co-designed the game, from scratch, as he had no experience in programming and designing DOS games.

After the publication of Wayne’s World, Symtus next game, he left, and a couple of years later co-founded in 1996 Holy Mackerel! Media, located in Dallas, to work on Bruce Jenner’s World Class Decathlon, which was published in the same year by Interactive Magic. For the same company he produced Harpoon Classic ‘97 and Malkari (1999), for which he was credited for production, design and (lead) programming.

In the next years he worked on various titles that were published by Gathering of Developers (Tropico, 2001, Tropico: Paradise Island, 2002, and Railroad Tycoon 3, 2003). He most recent credits are for Shattered Union, released in 2005/6 by PopTop Software/2K Games. Brent Smith and his family are currently living in St Louis.

Credited on 15 games

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SAGA (2008 on Windows) Programming
Shattered Union (2005 on Windows) Lead Programmer
Railroad Tycoon 3 (2003 on Windows) Map Editor
Tropico: Paradise Island (2002 on Windows) Scenario Design
Tropico: Mucho Macho Edition (2002 on Windows) Game Programming
Tropico (2001 on Windows) Game Programming
Railroad Tycoon II: Gold Edition (2001 on Windows) Last Minute Testing
Railroad Tycoon II: Platinum (2001 on Windows) Last Minute Testing
Railroad Tycoon II: The Next Millennium - Special Edition (2000 on Windows) Last Minute Testing
Malkari (1999 on Windows) Lead Programmers
Railroad Tycoon II: The Second Century (1999 on Windows) Last Minute Testing
Harpoon Classic '97 (1996 on Windows 3.x) Producers
Bruce Jenner's World Class Decathlon (1996 on Windows) Programming
Wayne's World (1993 on DOS) Head Programmer
The Dark Half (1992 on DOS) Programming

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