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About Me…

My background from a lifetime in the martial arts (over 18,000 hours of training) and having to be creative for games I hope has served me well in the writing of my first novel. It’s amazing how all the things you thought were just ‘things’ in your life end up being the pillars upon which you build a world.

I’m never sure if what I do is going to turn out okay, but I think we can only try our best. Here’s a list of the titles I’ve been involved in, and some skills that might have been relevant to writing Mythborn.

 

Massively Multiplayer Online Games

Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar

Asheron’s Call: Legions

Asheron’s Call: Throne of Destiny

Dungeons & Dragons Online

Animal Jam – Kid’s Virtual World

 

Console Products

Fellowship of the Ring

Crash Bandicoot                 (PS2, XBOX, GBA)

Crash Bandicoot II            (PS2, XBOX, GBA)

Spyro the Dragon               (PS2, XBOX, GC, GBA)

Spyro the Dragon II          (GBA)

Spyro the Dragon III         (GBA)

The Thing                               (PS2, XBOX, PC)

The Mummy Returns        (PS2, XBOX)

Scorpion King                      (PS2, XBOX, GBA)

CrashBash                              (PSOne)

Kid Monsters                        (PSOne, GBA)

Mace Griffin                           (PS2, XBOX)

Herod’s Lost Tomb             (iPhone)

Plan It Green                         (iPhone)

Kingdom of the Blue Whale (iPhone)

Spot It!                                     (iPhone)

Jumble                                     (iPhone)

Afrika                                       (PS3)

NatGeo Quiz!                         (PS3, 360, Wii)

Build It Green                       (Casual, iOS)

Kingdom of the Blue Whale (iPad)

 

PC

The Elder Scrolls: Arena

Thief (developed as ‘Dark Camelot’)

TerraNova: Strike Force Centauri

Flight Unlimited II

MechCommander

Sword of Sodan (Mac)

NCAA: Road to the Final Four

Wayne Gretzky Hockey II

Wayne Gretzky Hockey III

Hockey League Simulator

Hockey League Simulator II

Terminator 2029

Terminator 2029: Operation Scour

Terminator II: Rampage

Delta-V

British Open Golf

War of the Ring

Shadows of Mordor

Lipton Puzzle / Jigsaw

NatGeo Quiz2 (PS3, 360, Wii)

Great Migrations (Casual, iOS)

 

Casual Games

National Geographic’s Panda     (DS)

Explorer

Lilly Wu Mystery NG Traveler: Italy

Salem Witches

Herod’s Lost Tomb

Sudoku Traveler: China

Plan It Green                             (PC, Flash, Mac)

Lost City of Z                             (PC, Mac, Flash)

Cleopatra                                   (PC, Mac, Flash)

EcoRescue Rivers                     (PC, Flash)

Ghost Fleet                               (PC, Flash)

RBC Rescue                              (Flash)

Dogtown                                    (PC, Mac, Flash)

 

Other

  • 3rd degree black belt, hard style karate
  • Karate – 25 years (Tong Leong Gwo Shu Goan)
  • Kendo – 15 years
  • Jujitsu – 10 years (Tsee Way Kuen)
  • Total of over 18,000 hours of combat training
  • Certified instructor
  • Certified judge
  • ‘Rookie of the Year’ in 1992, black belt full contact division. Nationally ranked #2 in 1993. Regrouped, then nationally ranked #1 in 1994.
  • Engaged in over 1,200 professional and unknown (several thousand) sparring bouts against the best fighters in the world.
  • Lucky (very)

 

Other, other…

  • Accepted to and graduated from the Harvard Business School’s executive management program (GMP) in 2006.
  • Featured speaker – Profiles in Success: http://bernhardtwealth.com/Profiles/LakshmanVijay.pdf
  • Featured speaker on Radio Destiny’s 2008 ‘Entrepreneur Top 100’ radio show.
  • Featured speaker at 2009 TEG (The Entrepreneur Group) networking event.
  • Producer of the Crash Bandicoot and Spyro the Dragon franchises on next generation consoles
  • Speaker GDC 2002 – “What Hot Publishers Are Looking For…”
  • Speaker E3 2001 – “Creating and Managing Mega-Franchises”
  • Lead Designer of the Elder Scrolls: Arena, multiple winner of the ‘RPG of the Year’ award
  • 1992 and 1994 – Ranked ‘Rookie of the Year’ and then ranked #1 in the U.S. by the North American Sport Karate Association respectively.

 

Education

Harvard Business School (2006) 

Cambridge, MA 02445

The General Manager Program

 

George Washington University (1990)

Washington, D.C. 20007

Business & Information Technology

Minors: Psychology, Sociology, Creative Writing (really!)

 

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