Elan Lee

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Elan Lee
Elan lee tombstone.jpg
Elan Lee designing Tombstone Hold 'Em (2005) with a golf ball attached to his head
Born (1975-01-26) January 26, 1975 (age 39)
Los Angeles, California, United States
Occupation Alternate Reality Game Designer

Elan Lee (born 1975) is a game designer who is widely regarded (along with Jordan Weisman and Sean Stewart) as one of the creators of the genre of Alternate Reality Games.

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Lee started his career as a character designer at Industrial Light and Magic, where he worked on several motion pictures. In 1998 he became lead game designer at Microsoft Game Studios, designing and directing games for the PC and Xbox. While working for Microsoft he was the lead designer for The Beast, to promote the Steven Spielberg film A.I.[1]

In 2003 he co-founded 42 Entertainment, a design company in the new field of the Alternate Reality Games (ARGs). 42 has created multiple ARGs, including, I Love Bees to promote the Xbox game Halo 2, and Year Zero, to promote the Nine Inch Nails album Year Zero.

In 2006, he co-founded (with Dawne Weisman) edoc laundry, a company designed to produce ARGs using clothes as the primary platform. Consumers decipher the codes hidden within the garments and input the results into the game's main website to reveal pieces of a story about the murder of a band manager.

In 2007, he founded Fourth Wall Studios, an entertainment studio aiming to develop and publish a wide range of entertainment experiences, from single-player adventures that blend with reality, to massive real-time experiences that play out all over the world.[2]

In 2013, he returned to Microsoft as the Chief Design Officer for Xbox Entertainment Studios [3]

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