Gary Keith Brubaker

aka: Gray Brubaker, Gary Brubaker

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Over the years Gary Keith Brubaker has been a development director, a manager of core technology, a lead programmer and a creative director (game play design). This breadth of experience in the game industry has given Gary a well-rounded perspective of the business, preparing him well to teach Game Studies at The Guildhall.

He began his programming career at the Jet Propulsion Laboratories working on the Voyager and Galileo projects. He remembers playing one of the first (if not THE first) Pong machines in San Jose, California. Gary wanted more and quickly talked one of his friends at Cal Tech to "loan" him time on the mainframes to play other early games. His first individual game project was on the Apple II, a Lunar Lander clone in the early 80s.

Gary turned his passion for games into a career in 1992 when he joined LucasArts Entertainment. While there he worked on Rebel Assault, Shadows of the Empire, The Curse of Monkey Island, The Dig, and Indiana Jones and the Infernal Machine.

He later joined Stormfront Studios, where he worked on the EA title The Lord of the Rings: Two Towers. He also contributed to a number of other titles including Lego MyStyle. Gary then moved to Dallas to join Atari/Paradigm to become Manager of Core Technology. He led a group that created the engine for a number of Atari games including, Terminator 3: The Redemption, Mission Impossible: Operation Surma, Dungeons & Dragons Heroes and Backyard Baseball.

Gary received a B.A. in Physics from the University of California, Berkeley and he teaches Game Studies at The Guildhall at the SMU private university.

Credited on 16 games

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Mouse Playhouse (2017, Windows) Special Thanks
Grim Fandango: Remastered (2015, Windows) Beta Testing
A Vampyre Story (2008, Windows) Programming Consultant
Mission: Impossible - Operation Surma (2004, GameCube) Core Technology Manager
Backyard Baseball (2003, GameCube) Core Technology Groups Manager
Blood Wake (2001, Xbox) Special Thanks
The Legend of Alon D'ar (2001, PlayStation 2) Special Thanks
Pool of Radiance: Ruins of Myth Drannor (2001, Windows) Special Thanks
LEGO My Style: Kindergarten (2000, Windows) Programming Team
LEGO My Style: Preschool (2000, Windows) Programming Team
Indiana Jones and the Infernal Machine (1999, Windows) Engine Programmers
The Curse of Monkey Island (1997, Windows) Additional Programming
Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire (1997, Windows) Lead Programmer
Star Wars: Dark Forces (1995, DOS) Install Utility
The Dig (1995, DOS) Lead Programmer
Star Wars: Rebel Assault (1993, Macintosh) Programming Assistance

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