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Chris Lacey

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Chris has worked in the games industry for over 8 years now.

He started as a tester for the Take Two group (including G.O.D. - A.K.A Gathering Games & Rockstar Games). Working across all the platforms (like PlayStation - GTA London, GTA2 & Monkey Hero, Dreamcast - GTA2, N64 - Monster Truck Madness & Space Station Silicon Valley, PC - Hidden & Dangerous & Railroad Tycoon 2). Then he became a Lead Tester at Take 2, working on games like Grudge Warriors (PS1).

Whilst at the Take 2 group he was made an Associate Producer working on games such as MotoX Mania (PS1), Age of Wonders 2 & Age of Sale 2 (PC)

Then he evolved into being the worldwide producer (Except US) on games such as: Tropico: Paradise Island & Pirate Cove 2 & Trade Empires (PC)

Then became a full Producer on games like: Age of Wonders: Shadow Magic & Tropico: Mucho Macho Edition, Tang Tang (GBA)

While at Take 2 he had many trips all over the place, talking and directing developers into creating great games. He was the main point of contact for all submissions and dealt with all hardware vendors (like: Nvidia, ATI, Matrox, SIS, Creative & AMD) about technology, support & Marketing.

He later went on to work on PhotoShop CS2 at SDL, working on Mac (OS Tiger) & PC versions for English, Italian & Spanish versions. Here he learnt a lot about Photoshop other then just touching up screenshots, and how to use it well.

After this he moved over to SEGA to organise there new PC QA Suite.

He later moved over to Free Radical Design as a Project Manager \ Associate Producer on there new game with UbiSoft – Haze, on (PlayStaion 3, Xbox 360 + Live & PC). He works very closely with the Engine Programmers, Game Programmers, Art teams, Animation guys, Design team & Sound Gurus.

Looking forward to a great year coming up with some fantastic games coming out and a new generation of consoles.

Credited on 30 games

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Haze (2008 on PlayStation 3) Associate Producer
Worms Forts: Under Siege (2004 on Windows) Testers
Worldwide Soccer Manager 2005 (2004 on Windows) QA Team
Railroad Tycoon 3 (2003 on Windows) Associate Producer
Age of Wonders: Shadow Magic (2003 on Windows) Producer
Tropico 2: Pirate Cove (2003 on Windows) Producer
Vietcong (2003 on Windows) Multiplayer Test Team
Airlines 2 (2002 on Windows) Producer
Tropico: Paradise Island (2002 on Windows) Producer
Tropico: Mucho Macho Edition (2002 on Windows) Producer
Age of Wonders II: The Wizard's Throne (2002 on Windows) Producer
Trade Empires (2001 on Windows) Producer
Tang Tang (2001 on Game Boy Advance) Producer
City Crisis (2001 on PlayStation 2) Special Thanks
Merchant Prince II (2001 on Windows) Producer
Age of Sail II (2001 on Windows) Producer
Railroad Tycoon II: Gold Edition (2001 on Windows) Quality Assurance
Loco-Commotion (2001 on Windows) Technical Associate Producer
Motocross Mania (2001 on PlayStation) Producer
Grand Theft Auto: London - Special Edition (2000 on PlayStation) Tested by

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1999-ish portrait of Chris Lacey from Age of Wonders: Shadow Magic

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