Doug Church

Doug Church
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Church tests an Indie Game Jam 2005 project.
Born(1968-11-16) November 16, 1968 (age 48)
Evanston, Illinois, United States
OccupationGame designer, producer
EmployerValve Corporation


Doug Chapel (given birth to November 16, 1968 in Evanston, Illinois), can be an American gaming designer and maker. He went to MIT in the past due 1980s, but remaining and visited work with Searching Glass Studios, if they were making mainly MS-DOS-based first-person experience/shooter/roleplaying video games, including Ultima Underworld, Ultima Underworld II, Program Surprise and Thief. Later, Chapel joined Eidos Interactive while technical director, financing programming and style expertise on several video games from Ion Surprise Inc. and Crystal Dynamics, including considerable design focus on Tomb Raider: Story. In 2005, he remaining Eidos to become listed on Electronic Arts. In 2003, Church was presented with the International Game Designers Association’s Community Contribution award, partly for his are co-chair from the IGDA’s educational committee growing relationships between your video game industry and academia. He in addition has participated in lots of from the Indie Video game Jams, including developing “Upset God Bowling,” the prototypical video game for the 1st IGJ. From July 2005 to 2009, Church worked at Electronic Arts’ LA office, as team leader on the task supervised by filmmaker Steven Spielberg. On March 16, 2011, Valve Corporation announced that Church have been hired for an undisclosed placement and project. On August 30th, 2016, OtherSide Entertainment announced that Chapel have been hired as an creative specialist for the introduction of System Surprise 3.


Church done the following video games: Ultima Underworld: The Stygian Abyss (1992) Ultima Underworld II: Labyrinth of Worlds (1993) Program Shock (1994) Trip Unlimited (1995) Terra Nova: Hit Power Centauri (1996) Trip Unlimited II (1997) Thief: The Dark Task (1998) System Surprise 2 (1999) Trip Unlimited III (1999) Thief II: The Steel Age (2000) Regularity (2001) Deus Former mate (Video game of the entire year Model) (2001) Independence Power (2002) Whiplash (2003) Deus Former mate: Invisible Battle (2003) Garden Wrestling: Don't TRY OUT THIS in the home (2003) Thief: Deadly Shadows (2004) Tomb Raider: Tale (2006) Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (2012)