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Thomas Häuser

aka: Thomas Haeuser

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Born on December 8, 1970 in Mülheim an der Ruhr. During my school years I was already working on my first games with Thorsten Knop and two other buddies, using the Amiga. Also during school I had my first contact with Blue Byte. I developed my first game for them during my Abitur (university qualification exams): the legendary TwinWorld. After school I did two years of military service, then I was finally employed by Blue Byte; first as programmer, then in game design/project management (including for The Settlers II). Later I became head of development.

On April 1, 1998, Thorsten Knop, Thomas Friedmann and I founded Funatics Software.

Since mid 2003 I have come back to Blue Byte, this time as a consultant.

Gameography: For Blue Byte: TwinWorld, Tom and the Ghost, Great Courts, Battle Isle I, Great Courts 2, Battle Isle 2, History Line 1914, Jimmy Connors Pro Tennis Tour, Siedler 2, Siedler 2 Mission / Gold, Battle Isle 3, Schleichfahrt, Incubation, Extreme Assault; For Funatics: Catan, die erste Insel, Cultures 1, Zanzarah, Cultures 2, Die Reise nach Nordland, Das achte Weltwunder, Cultures Saga, ... – and the list is far from complete!


Credited on 39 games

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The Long Journey Home (2017 on Windows) Additional Support
Valhalla Hills (2015 on Windows) Creative Director
Journey of a Roach (2013 on Windows) Musicians
Tom Clancy's EndWar (2008 on Nintendo DS) Technical Director
The Settlers: Rise of Cultures (2008 on Windows) Game Design
Die Siedler II: Die nächste Generation - Wikinger (2007 on Windows) Idea
ParaWorld (2006 on Windows) Development Manager
The Settlers II: 10th Anniversary (2006 on Windows) Idea
The Settlers: Heritage of Kings - Expansion Disc (2005 on Windows) Special Thanks to (Besonderer Dank an)
Heritage of Kings: The Settlers (2004 on Windows) Technical Director
Cultures: Die Saga (2003 on Windows) Programming
Cultures: Die Abenteuerbox (2003 on Windows) Programming
8th Wonder of the World (2003 on Windows) Game Idea
Cultures 2: The Gates of Asgard (2002 on Windows) Game Idea
Zanzarah: The Hidden Portal (2002 on Windows) Special thanks to
Northland (2002 on Windows) Test and QA
Cultures (2000 on Windows) Game Concept
Catan: Die Erste Insel (1999 on Windows) Programming
Dunkle Manöver (1998 on Windows) Many Thanks to
Game, Net & Match! (1998 on Windows) Debug Testing

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