After completing a degree in Cybernetics under the tutelage of the well known "Cyber-Professor" Kevin Warwick, Patrick O'Luanaigh has become a senior figure in the European games industry. He worked as Head of External Development at Codemasters, working on titles such as Micro Machines, before jointly heading up their internal design studio. He began their external development program, signing and producing titles such as Operation Flashpoint, Prisoner of War, and the Cannes Palm d'Or nominated title, Music.
In 2000, Patrick moved to SCi Games in London, where he designed the original Italian Job game, and he oversaw the two Conflict: Desert Storm games that have sold well over 3.5 million copies. In his role as Creative Director, he is responsible for the quality and game play of all products, as well as identifying and signing new products and licenses, and has worked with companies such as MGM, Miramax, Paramount, and Warner Brothers. Forthcoming titles include a game version of the cult movie, Reservoir Dogs.
Patrick has written several articles for Develop magazine (the official magazine of the European development community) and MCV--UK Games Industry trade magazine.
Features by Patrick O'Luanaigh:
Book Excerpt: Game Design Complete: Advergaming and Sponsorships [04.06.06]