Douglas Kaufman

aka: Douglas Caspian-Kaufman, Doug Kaufman, Doug Caspian-Kaufman
Moby ID: 92

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Doug published his first game, Ace of Aces, with Al Leonardi while he was still in college getting his bachelor's degree in General Dramatics. From there he went to New York to make his way as an actor, but ended up finding his true calling working as a designer for West End Games. At West End he designed or developed such board and role-playing games as Star Wars: Star Warriors, Arabian Nights, Kings & Things, and Paranoia.

From there he moved to Microprose Software, where he designed or helped design Command HQ, Darklands, Dragonsphere, Colonization and Civilization II. The latter three titles were designed with Brian Reynolds.

Doug then spent three years as Programming Manager for the Games Channel at America Online, learning the do's and don'ts of online gaming; he did freelance design work for Firaxis on Alpha Centauri during that time which led to his coming to Firaxis, where he helped design Sid Meier's Alien Crossfire and Sid Meier's Antietam.

Credited on 35 games

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Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition (2020, Windows) Design
Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning (2020, Windows) Additional Thanks
Rise of Nations: Extended Edition (2017, Windows Apps) Designers
DomiNations (2015, Android) Additional Design
Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning (2012, Xbox 360) Additional Thanks
Age of Empires III: The Asian Dynasties (2007, Windows) Design
Rise of Nations: Rise of Legends (2006, Windows) Senior Designer
Rise of Nations: Gold Edition (2004, Windows) Designers
Rise of Nations: Thrones & Patriots (2004, Windows) Designers
Rise of Nations (2003, Windows) Game Design
Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri: Planetary Pack (2001, Linux) With (Alpha Centauri Design)
Sid Meier's Antietam! (1999, Windows) Design
Civilization II: Multiplayer Gold Edition (1999, Macintosh) Game Design
Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri (1999, Windows) Design
Sid Meier's Alien Crossfire (1999, Windows) Design
Sid Meier's Civilization II (1996, Windows 3.x) Game Design
This Means War! (1995, Windows 3.x) Producer
Sid Meier's Colonization (1995, Windows 3.x) Game Design By
Sid Meier's CivNet (1995, Windows 3.x) Special Thanks To
SpaceKids (1995, DOS) Producer

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