Brett Sperry

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Brett Sperry is a video game designer and a founder of Westwood Studios.

Career[edit]

Sperry co-founded Westwood Studios with Louis Castle in 1985, when both were in their early 20s.[1] Before starting Westwood Studios, Sperry worked at Applied Computer Technology in Las Vegas with Peter Filiberti doing game conversions for Activision, Imagic and others. One of his major works was the port of Impossible Mission to the Apple II.

Sperry has been credited with the roles of design, production, support and box and content. In addition to his work at Westwood, he has been credited on games developed/produced by the following companies: Intelligent Games, Ltd., Walt Disney Feature Animation and Looking Glass Studios.

In 1996, GameSpot named him as the third most influential person in the PC gaming of the year, as well as sixth of all time.[2][3] In 1997, Computer Gaming World ranked him as number six on the list of the most influential people of all time in computer gaming for game design.[4]

Work[edit]

Game Date Publisher(s)
Impossible Mission 1985 Epyx
Mars Saga 1988 Electronic Arts
BattleTech: The Crescent Hawk's Inception 1988 Infocom
Mines of Titan 1989 Infocom
Eye of the Beholder 1990 Strategic Simulations, Inc.
DragonStrike 1990 Strategic Simulations, Inc.
Circuit's Edge 1990 Infocom
Eye of the Beholder II: The Legend of Darkmoon 1991 Strategic Simulations, Inc.
Dungeons and Dragons: Warriors of the Eternal Sun 1992 Westwood Studios
The Legend of Kyrandia - Book One 1992 Avalon Interactive
Dune II: The Building of a Dynasty 1992 Virgin Games
The Legend of Kyrandia - Book Two: The Hand of Fate 1993 Avalon Interactive
Lands of Lore: The Throne of Chaos 1993 Avalon Interactive
The Lion King 1994 Avalon Interactive, Walt Disney Computer Software, Inc.
The Legend of Kyrandia - Book Three: Malcolm's Revenge 1994 Avalon Interactive
Monopoly 1995 Virgin Interactive
Command & Conquer 1995 Virgin Interactive
Command & Conquer: Covert Operations 1996 Avalon Interactive
Command & Conquer: Red Alert 1996 Avalon Interactive
Lands of Lore: Guardians of Destiny 1997 Avalon Interactive
Command & Conquer Gold 1997 Westwood Studios
Command & Conquer: Sole Survivor 1997 Westwood Studios
Command & Conquer: Red Alert: The Aftermath 1997 Avalon Interactive
Command & Conquer: Red Alert: Counterstrike 1997 Avalon Interactive
Blade Runner 1997 Avalon Interactive
Dune 2000 1998 Westwood Studios
Sports Car GT 1999 Electronic Arts
Lands of Lore III 1999 Electronic Arts
Command & Conquer: Tiberian Sun 1999 Electronic Arts
Nox 2000 Electronic Arts
Command & Conquer Tiberian Sun: Firestorm 2000 Electronic Arts
Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2 2000 Electronic Arts
Emperor: Battle for Dune 2001 Electronic Arts
Command & Conquer: Yuri's Revenge 2001 Electronic Arts
Pirates: The Legend of Black Kat 2002 Electronic Arts
Earth & Beyond 2002 Electronic Arts
Command & Conquer: Renegade 2002 Electronic Arts
Command & Conquer: The First Decade 2006 Electronic Arts

References[edit]

  1. ^ Steinhauer, Adam (September 19, 1996). "Fun and Games: Company capitalizes on creativity with computer animation", Las Vegas Review-Journal, p. D1.
  2. ^ "The Most Influential People in Computer Gaming of 1996". GameSpot.com. Archived from the original on 2010-04-10. 
  3. ^ "The Most Influential People in Computer Gaming of All Time". GameSpot.com. Archived from the original on 2005-02-21. 
  4. ^ CGW 159: The Most Influential People in Computer Gaming

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