Tom A. Hall

aka: Tom Hall
Moby ID: 891

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Tom A. Hall is currently Creative Director at KingsIsle Entertainment, Inc. Prior to KingsIsle, Tom had co-founded two of the industry's most well known software development studios; id Software and Ion Storm.

His gaming history starts in 1987 at Softdisk Publishing, where he was programmer/editor of a monthly software collection. From there, he co-founded id software, taking on the role of Creative Director/Designer, working on numerous titles including Commander Keen, Wolfenstein 3D, Spear of Destiny, and DOOM. He moved on to Apogee/3D Realms, helming Rise of the Triad, producing Terminal Velocity, and adding a bit of spice to such titles as Duke Nukem II and Duke Nukem 3D. From there, he left to co-found Ion Storm, where he is working toward the completion of his epic 3D sci-fi role-playing game, Anachronox.

A Wisconsin native, Tom went to college at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, getting a B.S. in Computer Science.

``` GAME LIST ION STORM Anachronox

3D REALMS Prey (early development) Extreme Rise of the Triad Terminal Velocity (co-producer) Rise of the Triad And Helped Out On: Duke Nukem II (gave Duke his extreme vanity, designed bosses) Duke Nukem 3D (story, helped invent tripbombs) Wacky Wheels (some content help) Hocus Pocus (some content help)

ID SOFTWARE DOOM (seven levels, added transporters and other design elements to game) Spear of Destiny Wolfenstein 3D Aliens Ate My Baby Sitter! Commander Keen in "Goodbye, Galaxy!" Commander Keen in "Invasion of the Vorticons" And mysteriously had a level in: DOOM II (one level-level 10-but didn't work on game)

ID FOR SOFTDISK Commander Keen in "Keen Dreams" Catacomb 3D Hovertank One Rescue Rover I & II Dangerous Dave in the Haunted Mansion Shadow Knights Catacomb II Slordax

SOFTDISK GS Legend of the Star Axe

SOFTDISK Aztec Temple Ed's Superspy Course Amusement Park The Silver Cow titles too numerous to mention


Credited on 61 games

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The Making of Karateka (2023, Windows) Interview Videos Starring
Rise of the Triad: Ludicrous Edition (2023, Windows) Creative Director
Disney Sorcerer's Arena (2020, Android) Special Thanks
Duke Nukem 3D: 20th Anniversary World Tour (2016, Windows) Special Thanks
Gordon Ramsay: Dash (2016, Android) Lead Game Designer
Rise of the Triad (2013, Windows) Director
Duke Nukem 3D: Megaton Edition (2013, Windows) Special Thanks To
Pettington Park (2012, Browser) Creative Director
Rise of the Triad: Dark War (2009, Windows) Creative Director
Project Gotham Racing 4 (2007, Xbox 360) Special Thanks
Midway Arcade Treasures Deluxe Edition (2006, Windows) Creative Director
Gauntlet: Seven Sorrows (2005, PlayStation 2) Special Thanks
Midway Arcade Treasures 3 (2005, Xbox) Creative Director
Area-51 (2005, PlayStation 2) Additional Design
NARC (2005, Xbox) Creative Director
Deus Ex: Invisible War (2003, Windows) Voice of Project Director
Congo Cube (2003, Windows) Game Designer
Jewels and Jim (2003, BREW) Lead Programmer
Dig It! (2003, BREW) Lead Programmer
Red Faction (2003, N-Gage) Creative Commandos

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