Julian Eggebrecht

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Julian Eggebrecht at Gamescom 2012

Julian Eggebrecht was president and creative director of Factor 5, a video game developer[1] which was located in Marin County, California, with additional R&D offices in Cologne, Germany.

Eggebrecht founded Factor 5 in Germany in 1987 and moved the company to California in 1996 for the purpose of closer working with their largest partner, LucasArts.[2]

He was a technology partner in the development of the Nintendo Gamecube[citation needed] and Wii[citation needed] consoles, and was a member of the Sony PS3 Edge toolset group[citation needed]. He and teams from his company have pioneered many technological advancements in Audio and Visuals in video games like MOsys FX Surround, with collaboration with Dolby Labs, THX, and AMD/ATI[citation needed].

His games include the Turrican and Star Wars Rogue Squadron series, Indiana Jones' Greatest Adventures, and ports of International Superstar Soccer Deluxe and Contra III: The Alien Wars. He served on the board of the IGDA[citation needed] and was a board member of the Game Developers Conference[citation needed].

At the 2007 Games Convention Developers Conference Eggebrecht criticized the ESRB for random processing in the guidelines to the development of Lair, and called for improvement to the system.[3]


  1. ^ "Revenge of Pac-Man: Vintage Games Are Back". The New York Times. June 3, 2004. Retrieved November 29, 2010. 
  2. ^ Schiessl, Michaela (2002-05-27). "VIDEOSPIELE - Das Imperium rief zurück". Der Spiegel 22/2002 (in german). Spiegel online. Retrieved 2012-01-21. 
  3. ^ GCDC.eu.