James Fristrom

aka: Jamie Fristrom
Moby ID: 26239

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Jamie Fristrom has a history with the industry dating back to 1991, when he graduated from UCSD with a degree in psychology and got his first job at Mindcraft working on the Magic Candle series. He has done programming, design, and management. (He even did some art for the Siege 2 game - to the chagrin of the art director.)

Jamie was creator of Schizoid along with Richard Garfield, Skaff Elias, and James Chao, and he was a technical director and designer on Spider-Man 2, his biggest claim to fame being that he invented its dynamic, physical swinging system. Other games he's worked on include Spider-Man: The Movie for PS2, Xbox, and GameCube, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater for the Dreamcast and Die by the Sword for Windows.

He has written about game development for almost as long as he's been doing it, for Game Developer, Gamasutra, and GameDevBlog. He also spent some time as a consultant

He co-founded development studio Torpex Games in 2005 and currently acts as Technical Director at the company.

Credited on 33 games

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Minecraft (2017, Windows Apps) Lead Bedrock Software Developers
Four Sided Fantasy (2016, Windows) Special Thanks
Dominique Pamplemousse in "It's All Over Once the Fat Lady Sings!" (2013, Macintosh) Special Thanks to Indiegogo Contributors
They Bleed Pixels (2012, Windows) Steam Beta Testers
Bejeweled: Blitz Live (2011, Xbox 360) Technical Director
Rise of the Argonauts (2008, Windows) Additional Production
Schizoid (2008, Xbox 360) Developed by
Spider-Man 3 (2007, PlayStation 3) Special Thanks to
Ultimate Spider-Man (Limited Edition) (2005, PlayStation 2) Special Thanks
Ultimate Spider-Man (2005, GameCube) Special Thanks
Psychonauts (2005, PlayStation 2) Special Thanks
Spider-Man 2 (2004, GameCube) Technical Directors
Minority Report: Everybody Runs (2002, GameCube) Special Thanks
Spider-Man (2002, GameCube) Lead Programmer
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2x (2001, Xbox) Special Thanks To
Spider-Man (2001, Dreamcast) Special Thanks To
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 (2000, Dreamcast) Lead Programmer
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater (2000, Dreamcast) Lead Programmer
Draconus: Cult of the Wyrm (2000, Dreamcast) Programmers
Die by the Sword: Limb from Limb (1998, Windows) Programmer

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