Wed, Feb 6, 2013 -- 8:00 PM
Computer History Museum Presents - Game Changers: Mark Cerny and Rich HillemanDownload audio (MP3)
Mark Cerny is one of gaming's most influential designers. A true game changer, he's received the International Game Developers Association's Lifetime Achievement Award, as well as been inducted into the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences' Hall of Fame. Cerny joined Atari at the age of 17, and in a career spanning over 30 years has worked variously as a game designer, programmer, producer and business executive. His first major success was the classic arcade game "Marble Madness." He subsequently made the transition to console games, working for Sega in the U.S. and Japan, and eventually serving as president of Universal Studio's games division. He is now the president and founder of Cerny Games, a game design consultancy. Electronic Arts Chief Creative Director Rich Hilleman talks with Cerny about his life and times in the gaming industry, and about his thinking on the state of the industry, from frustratingly difficult games to play to Hollywood's impact on games.