JACK MAMAIS

Director, Impeller Studios & Interactive Design & Game Development Professor, SCAD

Mamais has over 25 years of experience in the AAA Computer and Video Game industry, and has held roles as lead designer, producer, director and senior lead tester for companies such as Activision Studios, Crytek and Midway Games, Inc. His work is featured on award-winning games, many of which have spawned franchises that continue to be popular today. You can see Jack’s talent featured on the following collaborations; Mechwarrior 2 (Senior Lead Tester), Mechwarrior 2: Ghost Bear’s Legacy (Associate -Producer), Mechwarrior 2: Mercenaries (Director), Heavy Gear 2 (Director), Spyro: Enter the Dragonfly (Producer), Far Cry (Lead Designer), Crysis (Lead Designer), Hero (Lead -Designer), Sector Lords (Director), and Starfighter, Inc. (Creative Director).

As Director at Impeller Studios, he is focused on creating hardcore online multiplayer experiences for next-generation gaming and VR platforms. Mamais is currently working on THE next generation Space Fighter Simulator, launch title Starfighter Inc. This eye candy is a team-based PvP multiplayer space shooter in the vein of X-Wing vs. Tie-Fighter. If you are into hard science-fiction based multiplayer space combat simulators, you just struck Geek gold! However, it is currently still in development for Windows machines, but don’t toss your DOS just yet! You can help fund the project on Kickstarter and make this dream come true. In addition VR support has been announced and the studio currently lists Oculus and SteamVR as partners.

 

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