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Michael P. Cottam

aka: Michael Paul Cottam, Mike Cottam, Michael Cottam

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A creative from a young age; firstly a self-taught fine artist with the goal of one day working in the film industry, this was after being inspired by the release of Star Wars in the 1970’s.

I then put my artistic dreams on hold to pursue a career in electrical engineering, while still working as a self-employed artist and later a CAD operator. In 1993 Chris Roberts and Richard Garriott introduced me to the game industry in Austin Texas and since then I haven't looked back. I have an extensive resume, having created games for some of the largest game companies in the world, including: EA, LucasArts/Film, Pandemic, THQ, Microsoft, Psygnosis, Warthog, Origin and Totally Games.

To date I’ve completed eighteen games; working in England then the United States, Canada, Australia and Singapore. I eventually had the privilege of working for Mr. George Lucas in 2002 building spacecraft for Star Wars. During this time I also helped Doug Chiang to make his trailers for Robota (Reign of the Machines)

I am currently taking a year out to teach in Singapore, I’ve been teaching students at both SAE and DIGIPEN.

The DIGIPEN Masters Degree is a special program for UBISOFT students in Singapore, financed by the Singapore Government and credited by the WDA; I have been heading this program.

Credited on 13 games

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Kinect Nat Geo TV (2012 on Xbox 360) Art
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010 on Windows) Art
Avatar: The Last Airbender - Into the Inferno (2008 on Wii) Lead Artist
SSX on Tour (2005 on PlayStation 2) Modelers
Star Wars: Battlefront (2005 on Macintosh) Special Thanks
Star Wars: Republic Commando (2005 on Xbox) Additional Art
Mercenaries: Playground of Destruction (2005 on PlayStation 2) Pre-Rendered Cutscene Team
Secret Weapons Over Normandy (2003 on Windows) Team Thanks
Gladius (2003 on Xbox) World Modelers
Rally Championship Xtreme (2001 on Windows) Artwork
Starlancer (2000 on Windows) Art
Darklight Conflict (1997 on SEGA Saturn) Outro Animation
Privateer 2: The Darkening (1996 on DOS) 3D Artist / Object Designers

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