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Gaming Groove Interviews Jake Simpson
2:26 PM | Richard Porcher | Comment on this story

Gaming news site Gaming Groove has posted an interview with Jake Simpson, a long-time veteran of the gaming industry.

Simpson previously worked at Raven Software on first- and third-person 3D games such as Heretic II, coming soon to the Mac from MacPlay, and Star Trek: Voyager — Elite Force, published by Aspyr Media, before moving on to Maxis.

Here's an excerpt from the interview:

GG: What were some of the things you did at Raven?

Simpson: Well, lets see. I wrote the software renderer for Heretic II, plus lots of other smaller systems, EAX and A3D support, some AI stuff, worked on the Client Effects systems, the networking for the multiplayer game and so on. Between Pat Lipo and myself, we handled the Enhancement pack ourselves. I worked on SOF doing multiplayer games, for both the release game as well as the Gold version. I also masterminded the EAX sound system support. On Elite force I did research and created the speech animation synch system. Nothing huge, but there you go. I did a little bit of work on the weapons too....

Head over to Gaming Groove for the rest.

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