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Michael is a Lead Level Designer who currently works at Massive Entertainment in Malmo.  Michael was previously the Lead Designer on Sniper Elite 3, taking Karl Fairburn through the deserts of North Africa and onto to the number 1 spot in the sales charts. 

 Michael is driven to create unique and challenging environments for games and has been doing so for 12 years.  He’s been fortunate to work with the likes of Hellboy, Yoda, Optimus Prime and the crew of the Spirit of Fire since starting in the industry in 2006. Along the way he’s met some incredibly talented people and had a whole lot of fun making games.

When not creating worlds or tinkering with design projects, Michael always seeks to challenge himself by exploring remote locations to take photos and film. He is most comfortable on an icy slope with a camera in hand and a snow storm for company.


Expert Blogs

Posted by michael how on Fri, 23 Aug 2019 10:30:00 EDT in Design
I have sort to show the creative process of a Mission design document for a narrative driven game using last of us as an example. This should aid those looking to refine technique or new developers learning them.

Posted by michael how on Mon, 13 Mar 2017 01:05:00 EDT in Design, Production
In this post I seek to summarise some of my key learnings over the course of 10 years making games. This article will benefit designers who are new to the industry and establishing themselves or seasoned developers who want to verify their own processes.

michael how's Comments

Comment In: [Blog - 08/23/2019 - 10:30]

Hey Patrick. That 's fantastic ...

Hey Patrick. That 's fantastic news. Really glad I could be of assistance

Comment In: [Blog - 03/13/2017 - 01:05]

Thanks for the feedback John ...

Thanks for the feedback John Yep I think I have a sweet spot for Zelda 2 because it was so vast and the metroidvania design really expanded the world over time. The third zelda is always the darling some still regard it as the greatest game of all time . ...

Comment In: [Feature - 01/03/2012 - 04:55]

Hands in the air if ...

Hands in the air if you tried to blag your way through a zelda 2 dungeon by using a key from another dungeon.... it never worked out too well.