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Warren Spector

Advisor Austin, Texas Area, US

Director, Denius-Sams Gaming Academy, The University of Texas at Austin. Northwestern grad.

Director, Denius-Sams Gaming Academy, The University of Texas at Austin. Northwestern grad.

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Director, Denius-Sams Gaming Academy The University of Texas at Austin October 2013 - present
Vice President, General Manager Disney Interactive Studios 2007 - January 2013
President Junction Point Studios November 2004 - September 2007
Studio Director Ion Storm September 1997 - November 2004
Partner Ion Storm 1997 - 2004
Ion Storm Studio Director Eidos-Montréal 1997 - 2004
General Manager Looking Glass Austin April 1996 - June 1997
Executive Producer Origin January 1989 - April 1996
Executive Producer Electronic Arts 1992 - 1996
Manager, Game Division/Editor and Developer RTS - Radio Télévision Suisse 1986 - 1989
Editor-in-Chief Steve Jackson Games 1983 - 1986


University of Texas, Austin Communication January 1978 - May 1980
Northwestern University Speech September 1973 - May 1977
Horace Mann School 1967 - 1973

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Markets of Interest
  • • Games

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Key Strengths

Game development • Creative Direction • Game design • Video Games • Computer Games

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Stephen E. Dinehart IV
Full-spectrum creative, with decades in product development. Founder of The Colorverse. USC Cinema grad.
I met Warren years ago at MIT's Education Arcade as a student at USC, he's everything you want in a mentor. He's ripe with knowledge, integr ... ity and skills. If it where not for his works and encouragement I might not be here today. I'd just about kill to have him as an advisor for The Colorverse. Though, I'd probably just need to ask.
Steve Peterson
Senior Editor, The Gamer Network and West Coast Editor, GamesIndustry International. University of California, Santa Barbara grad.
He has vast experience with games and game companies, from small startups to large corporations. As well as exceptional game design skills. ... He is an excellent advisor.
Mark Caldwell
Advisor, Analytics Ventures and Co-Founder, CTO, Apmetrix Inc..
Industry Visionary
Brad Craig
Advisor, Gaming Business Review and Advisor, PC Gaming Alliance.
Warren is one of the most loved and respected people in the industry. I've been lucky enough to known him for of 30 years. Warren helped put ... Looking Glass, Edios and Disney in the forefront of development of software titles. When I think of pionees and leaders in the computer industry, Warren is on that panel.
Joe Bryson
President/Broker, Real Estate Alliance, Inc. and Founder, President/Broker, Real Estate Alliance, Inc.
A creative leader in his industry
John Romero
We worked together  •  President, Romero Games Ltd. and Chief Game Designer, Brainquake, Inc..
He's done this for 30 years and creates amazing games.

E. Daniel Arey
They're my friends  •  Writer, Blizzard Entertainment and Creative Director, VisionArey Entertainment.
His extensive experience working in a variety of companies as well as on his own as a game design consultant makes him an excellent candidat ... e for advisory roles, for both early stage game developers as well as more established ones. Should he choose to start his own studio, I have no doubt he would have a solid chance of success with appropriate financial and business support.