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Michael A. Kelly

aka: Mike Kelly, Mike Kelly, Michael Kelly

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Michael A. Kelly started out primarily as a Macintosh programmer after graduating from the University of Oregon in 1991.

In October 1992 he founded High Risk Ventures in Eugene, Oregon. He created several original Macintosh games (Cyclone, Space Madness and Cyclone II) and produced Pegleg. He also ported games from DOS to Macintosh on contract for other companies. He closed High Risk Ventures in December 1997.

Meanwhile, Mike worked for Eidos Interactive in San Francisco, California, from August 1994 until January 1997, again using his Macintosh programming talents. He also worked on game design, artwork, sound creation as well as audio and graphics engines. Games he worked on there were Out of the Sun (Macintosh) and Absolute Zero (Macintosh and DOS).

In April 1997 he moved to Midway Games West and was employed there until September 2000 as a programmer on Nintendo 64 and Sega Dreamcast titles, notably Gauntlet: Legends and the Rush series of games.

In late 2000 he worked briefly at Dynamix designing a cross-platform audio engine for Windows and the Playstation 2. Mike then worked for the Oregon Department of Transportation where he began work in July 2005 as a Software Engineer & CAD Administrator.

In 2009-2010 Michael Kelly is an Associate Producer and Engineer at Pipeworks Software.

Credited on 14 games

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Sonic & All-Stars Racing: Transformed (2013 on Nintendo 3DS) Engineers
Jeopardy! (2012 on Wii U) Additional Engineering
Wreck-It Ralph (2012 on Wii) Additional Engineering
Jeopardy! (2010 on Wii) Additional Engineering
Wheel of Fortune (2010 on Wii) Additional Engineering
Deadliest Warrior: The Game (2010 on Xbox 360) Additional Engineering
Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian - The Video Game (2009 on Xbox 360) Engineers
San Francisco Rush 2049 (2000 on Dreamcast) Programmers
Gauntlet: Legends (1999 on Nintendo 64) Programmers
California Speed (1999 on Nintendo 64) Special Thanks
Rush 2: Extreme Racing USA (1998 on Nintendo 64) Programmers
San Francisco Rush: Extreme Racing (1997 on Nintendo 64) Artists
Absolute Zero (1995 on DOS) Second Lead Programmer
Out of the Sun (1994 on Macintosh) Interface Design

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