George Vasilakos

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George Vasilakos is President and Art Director of Eden Studios, Inc., and handles the majority of the day-to-day business of the company.[1]

Career[edit]

George Vasilakos founded Imagination Games & Comics, a New York game store, in 1992, after he finished art school.[2]:340 Vasilakos and a few others at his store decided to make their own collectible card game, and with input from attorney M. Alexander Jurkat, they formed New Millenium Entertainment and published the Battlelords CCG (1995) and the role-playing game Conspiracy X (1996).[2]:340 New Millenium went out of business after being unable to deal with its CCG-related debts, and on July 4, 1997, Vasilakos and Jurkat - together with investor Ed Healy - announced that they had formed the new gaming company, Eden Studios; the also acquired the rights to Conspiracy X from their former New Millennium Entertainment partners to continue the line.[2]:340 Vasilakos shut down his Imagination Games & Comics store in June 1997 to being working full-time for Eden Studios.[2]:340 Vasilakos and Jurkat were fans of C.J. Carella's work, and in July 1998 they announced an exclusive license to Carella's WitchCraft and Armageddon role-playing games, previously published by small-press roleplaying company Myrmidon Press.[2]:340

In 1999, Vasilakos was offered a job with Last Unicorn Games so he moved to California to join their office, while remaining President of Eden Studios.[2]:341 Vasilakos stayed with Last Unicorn Games after they were bought by Wizards of the Coast in 2000, and Decipher, Inc. in 2001.[2]:341 Vasilakos and Christopher Shy conceived of the RPG All Flesh Must Be Eaten (2000).[2]:341 In June 2003, Vasilakos opened a new game store in Albany, New York called Zombie Planet.[2]:342

In the past, George has been the art direct and graphic designer for Last Unicorn Games, Wizards of the Coast and Decipher, working on the Star Trek and Lord of the Rings RPGs. George was the inspiration behind the Knights of the Dinner Table HACK and Abduction card games and All Flesh Must Be Eaten, a roleplaying game of zombie survival horror, where he serves as creative director and over-all zombie lord. Most recently, George directs all the graphics work on the Buffy the Vampire Slayer roleplaying game line and the City of Heroes roleplaying game line.

George Vasilakos helped graphic artist Francis Hogan develop the kid-friendly RPG Adventure Maximus.[3]

When he is not busy designing games, directing artists, doing Eden's website design, answering email or handling distributors, George handles all the graphic design and layout work at Eden.

Personal life[edit]

George lives in Loudonville, New York. He loves online games, comics, games, movies and his tolerant wife and two hellspawned sons, Theo and Dimitri and his daughter Sophia.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Higgins, Dan (2004-11-27). "Zombies give franchise bite". Times Union. p. B10. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i Shannon Appelcline (2011). Designers & Dragons. Mongoose Publishing. ISBN 978-1-907702-58-7. 
  3. ^ http://www.benningtonbanner.com/ci_23303491/ready-an-adventure