Paul Neurath

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Since March 2011 Paul Neurath is a creative director at the Boston, US office of Zynga. Previously he founded the development studio Floodgate Entertainment in 2000. In March 2011 Zynga hired all six employees of the company and Floodgate was discontinued.

Neurath started making videogames in the mid-1980s as an independent game author who created several award-winning computer games. In 1990 he founded Blue Sky Productions, which was later renamed to LookingGlass, and became a leading US game development studio. Looking Glass developed eighteen titles and generated over $120M in sales. As creative director of the studio, Paul designed and directed the development of such acclaimed titles as Ultima Underworld, Terra Nova, Flight Unlimited, and Thief, which collectively earned over a dozen game-of-the-year awards.

He was also instrumental in pioneering breakthrough gaming technologies, including 3D texture mapping and photorealistic terrain. As the founder and Creative Director of FloodGate Entertainment, Paul oversees all design, development and research efforts of the company.

Credited on 28 games

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Underworld Ascendant (2018, Windows) CEO
Underworld Overlord (2018, Android) Creative Direction
Codename Cygnus (2014, Android) Special Thanks
Great Migrations (2010, Windows) Creative Director
Dark Messiah: Might and Magic (2006, Windows) Special Thanks
Neverwinter Nights: Hordes of the Underdark (2003, Windows) Creative Director
Neverwinter Nights: Shadows of Undrentide (2003, Windows) Creative Director
Arx Fatalis (2002, Windows) Special Thanks
Jane's Combat Simulations: Attack Squadron (2002, Windows) LG Team
Thief II: The Metal Age (2000, Windows) Managing Director
Thief: Gold (1999, Windows) Managing Director
Destruction Derby 64 (1999, Nintendo 64) Special Thanks
System Shock 2 (1999, Windows) Managing Director
Flight Unlimited III (1999, Windows) Looking Glass Management
Thief: The Dark Project (1998, Windows) Looking Glass Management
British Open Championship Golf (1997, Windows) Special Thanks
Flight Unlimited II (1997, Windows) Looking Glass Management
Terra Nova: Strike Force Centauri (1996, DOS) Original Concept
Flight Unlimited (1995, DOS) Special Thanks To
Descent (1995, DOS) Special Thanks To

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