Alex Evans (video game developer)

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Alex Evans
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Alex Evans speaking at the Develop Conference 2008
Occupation Co-Founder and technical director of Media Molecule

Alex Evans[1] is a UK-based video games developer.[2] Evans previously worked at Guildford-based Lionhead Studios and developed the video game Rag Doll Kung Fu independently. He is the co-founder of Media Molecule,[3] a video games studio based in Guildford, Surrey, United Kingdom. The studio's first project was a cooperative platformer for the PlayStation 3 entitled LittleBigPlanet, which received worldwide acclaim and won several gaming awards.[4] Evans contributed to LittleBigPlanet by creating a games engine[5] for it. Evans has also been the figurehead for advertising[6] the game to reviewers,[7][8] and helping Sony showcase the game at various expos.[9] For example, at E3 2008, Evans helped Sony showcase their quarterly sales via a specially created LittleBigPlanet level.[10] Ever since appearing and discussing LittleBigPlanet for the first time at the game developers' conference 2007,[11] Evans has been renowned in the gaming world.[12]

Evans was active in the Demoscene during the 1990s and was known by the handle "Statix". Most of his work was highly acclaimed – 303 is one of the first demos to include an entire vocal track (compressed into a standard module by a custom MPEG-packer) in the music, while Tomthumb and Staying Pictures are one of the first "generative" demos, the former being a winner of Most Original Concept at the 2002 Scene.org Awards.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Waters, Darren (14 March 2007). "Alex Evans – From ones and zeroes to heroes". BBC News. Retrieved 4 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "LittleBigPlanet Creators To Keynote GDC Paris". Gamasutra.com. 22 April 2008. Retrieved 4 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "Media Molecule official website". Mediamolecule.com. Retrieved 4 January 2012. 
  4. ^ Alex Evans thanking the academy[dead link]
  5. ^ Alex Evans working at media molecule
  6. ^ "Media Molecule talks LittleBigPlanet". Gamesindustry.biz. 21 December 2011. Retrieved 4 January 2012. 
  7. ^ "MTV talks about littlebigplaner with Alex Evans". Multiplayerblog.mtv.com. 21 May 2008. Retrieved 4 January 2012. 
  8. ^ Doerr, Nick (18 May 2008). "Alex Evans talking about LittleBigPlanet". Ps3fanboy.com. Retrieved 4 January 2012. 
  9. ^ Alex Evans talks about littlebiglanet[dead link]
  10. ^ Cocker, Guy (5 November 2008). "Alex Evans' LittleBigPlanet Sony Conference". Uk.gamespot.com. Retrieved 4 January 2012. 
  11. ^ Michael McWhertor (7 March 2007). "Alex Evans reveals littlebigplanet at gdc 07". Kotaku.com. Retrieved 4 January 2012. 
  12. ^ Posted by on 22 April 2008 11:27 am (22 April 2008). "Alex Evans said to be 'Renowned'". Gdconf.com. Retrieved 4 January 2012. 

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