aka: Mike Pole
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As CEO of Trilogy Studios, Michael Pole is setting a benchmark for independent game developers in terms of financing and business models that support the industry’s changing climate. Trilogy Studios is a leading online game developer and publisher who will be launching its next major project in March 2010.
Michael is an accomplished studio executive and entrepreneur with a diverse skill set developed during his 25 years in entertainment and interactive game development. Michael served as the Executive Vice President, Worldwide Product Development for Vivendi Universal Games. Michael spearheaded the deal that resulted in the successful sale of Fox Interactive to Vivendi Universal games.
During his tenure at VUG, Michael was responsible for all products developed by the worldwide studios including The Simpsons Hit and Run, Scarface, The Hulk, Crash Twinsanity, Spyro the Dragon: A Hero's Tale, Robots, Leisure Suit Larry, Cronicles of Riddick, Van Helsing, Empire Earth 2, SWAT 4 and Men of Valor.
While at Electronic Arts Michael and his team developed Andretti Racing, Jane's Flight Simulation, NASCAR 1998, 1999 and 2000, NASCAR Rumble, Knockout Kings, Tiger Woods Golf, NCAA College Basketball and Hot Wheels Racing. The NASCAR and Knockout Kings franchises remain best-sellers in the industry.
He held a similar position at Activision.
Michael’s background also includes 10 years developing television and animation programming for CBS, NBC and ABC Entertainment.
Credited on 85 games
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|Homeworld: Remastered Collection (2015 on Windows)||Special Thanks|
|Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 (2006 on Windows Mobile)||Exec VP Worldwide Studios|
|The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction (2005 on PlayStation 2)||Executive Vice President of Worldwide Studios|
|Cold Winter (2005 on PlayStation 2)||Executive Vice President of Worldwide Studios|
|Empire Earth II (2005 on Windows)||Executive Vice President of Worldwide Studios|
|Predator: Concrete Jungle (2005 on PlayStation 2)||Executive V.P. of Worldwide Product Development|
|SWAT 4 (2005 on Windows)||Executive Vice President of Worldwide Studios|
|Robots (2005 on Game Boy Advance)||Executive Vice President of Worldwide Product Development|
|Red Ninja: End of Honor (2005 on PlayStation 2)||EVP of Worldwide Production|
|The Bard's Tale (2005 on Windows)||Executive VP of World Wide Product Development|
|Robots (2005 on GameCube)||Executive Vice President of Worldwide Product Development|
|Fight Club (2004 on PlayStation 2)||Executive Vice President - Worldwide Studios|
|Spyro: A Hero's Tail (2004 on PlayStation 2)||Eurocom Special Thanks|
|Tribes: Vengeance (2004 on Windows)||Senior VP of Development|
|Crash Twinsanity (2004 on Xbox)||Executive VP of Worldwide Studio|
|Thunderbirds (2004 on Game Boy Advance)||Executive Vice President of Worldwide Studios|
|Ground Control II: Operation Exodus (2004 on Windows)||Vice President & Executive in charge of Production|
|Crash Bandicoot Purple: Ripto's Rampage (2004 on Game Boy Advance)||Senior Vice President|
|The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay (2004 on Xbox)||Executive Vice President of Worldwide Studios|
|Spyro Orange: The Cortex Conspiracy (2004 on Game Boy Advance)||Senior Vice President and General Manager|
[ full credits ]
- 30 games with Michael Heilemann
- 26 games with Cyra Talton
- 26 games with Brandon Valdez
- 24 games with Richard Benavides
- 23 games with Glenn Dphrepaulezz
- 23 games with James Galloway
- 21 games with Rich Robinson
- 21 games with Michael Gonzales
- 21 games with Jason Perry
- 21 games with Afolabi Akibola
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