|Richard Rouse III is Design Director at Surreal
Software, a Midway Home Entertainment
studio. Most recently, he was Project Lead, Lead Designer, and Writer on
the action-horror title The
Suffering. Rouse has been developing games professionally for over
a decade and during that time has worked on games for the PC, Macintosh,
Sega Dreamcast, Sony PlayStation, PlayStation 2, and Microsoft Xbox. In
addition to The Suffering, his credits include Drakan: The Ancients' Gates,
Centipede 3D, Damage
Incorporated, and Odyssey:
The Legend of Nemesis. Rouse has written about game design for publications
including Game Developer, SIGGRAPH Computer Graphics, Develop, Gamasutra,
MyVideoGames.com, and Inside Mac Games, and has spoken on game development
several times at the Electronic Entertainment Expo. He can be reached via
Steve Ogden has been scribbling on paper forever and working in the game industry almost that long. He met Richard Rouse III a lifetime ago while they were working together on Hasbro's Centipede 3D. Later, the two men cooked up Atomic Sam as a character to illustrate a book on game design principles, the precursor to the tome you now hold in your hands. Ogden drew the pictures for that book while at Cyan working on realMYST and URU. He is now happy to be back in the green hills of home in Maryland's hunt country, working at Firaxis. It was while finishing up work on Sid Meier's Pirates! and beginning work on Civilization IV that he was asked once again to scribble some Atomic Sam illustrations for this new printing, including a shiny new full colour cover! To say he jumped at the chance is to indulge in understatement. Ogden finds Sam to be a fun subject and his universe intriguing, and wonders aloud if Atomic Sam will one day become an actual game, not just a character in a book about games... To see more of his work of all varieties, stop by his web-site: www.lunaentertainment.com. You can reach Og at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contents (C) 2001 Richard Rouse III and Wordware Publishing,
unless otherwise noted.
Atomic Sam is TM and (C) 2001 Richard Rouse III. Atomic Sam character designed by Richard Rouse III and Steve Ogden.