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Eric Young has worked as CEO, Executive Producer, Art Director and Public Relations in the games industry. He got his degree at Southwest Missouri State University. After college Eric went into the family construction business. After a variety of other career paths were followed he settled into computer game design.
Industry History:* Atomic Games * TalonSoft * Freedom Games Inc.
His interests are military history, wargaming, antique weapons, motorcycles, beer, golf, baseball, and football.
His award winning games include the V for Victory series, the World at War series, and the Close Combat series of games.
He now works at Freedom Games, which he co-founded with John Davidson. With his new company, consisting of many people worked on the original Close Combat, the aim was to create a 3D version of the game, first with G.I. Combat: Episode 1 - Battle of Normandy (2002), which had been cancelled at TalonSoft by Take-Two, the primary reason why he founded the new company, and later Eric Young's Squad Assault: West Front (2003).
Credited on 16 games
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|Eric Young's Squad Assault: West Front (2003 on Windows)||Design and Development|
|G.I. Combat: Episode 1 - Battle of Normandy (2002 on Windows)||Executive Producer|
|Age of Sail II (2001 on Windows)||Special Thanks To|
|Europe in Flames (2000 on Windows)||Executive Producer|
|JetFighter IV: Fortress America (2000 on Windows)||In Game Voices|
|Close Combat: Invasion - Normandy: Utah Beach to Cherbourg (2000 on Windows)||Lead Game Designer|
|Close Combat III: The Russian Front (1999 on Windows)||Historian (Atomic Games)|
|Close Combat: The Battle of the Bulge (1999 on Windows)||Lead Design (Atomic Games)|
|Close Combat: A Bridge Too Far (1997 on Windows)||Historian|
|Close Combat (1996 on Windows)||Historian & Scenario Designer|
|D-Day: America Invades (1995 on DOS)||Game Guide|
|World at War: Volume II - Stalingrad (1995 on DOS)||Game Guide|
|Operation Crusader (1994 on DOS)||Historical Research|
|V for Victory: Market Garden (1993 on DOS)||Design|
|V for Victory: Gold-Juno-Sword (1993 on DOS)||Game Manuals|
|V for Victory: Velikiye Luki (1992 on DOS)||Game Design|
[ full credits ]
- 11 games with Keith Zabalaoui
- 9 games with Chuck Anderson
- 8 games with Doug Walker
- 6 games with Larry Merkel
- 6 games with Tom Kent
- 6 games with Jeffrey Wesevich
- 5 games with Marc William Ericksen
- 5 games with Jim Rose
- 5 games with David Miller
- 4 games with Stephen Whitmore
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