Katherine Anna Kang

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Katherine Anna Kang
Born (1970-12-15) December 15, 1970 (age 43)
Occupation film producer, video game producer/designer, entrepreneur
Spouse(s) John Carmack
Children 2

Katherine Anna Kang is a video game industry figure,[1] machinima film producer,[2] designer,[3] entrepreneur and business woman.[1]

Career[edit]

In 2000, as founder and CEO of Fountainhead Entertainment she championed machinima and became known as one of machinima’s biggest supporters.[4] Through Fountainhead Entertainment, she produced, wrote, and directed a variety of machinima pieces and co-founded the Academy of Machinima Arts & Sciences.[5] In Machinima For Dummies, the machinima piece Anna is mentioned as “… one of the top ten list of every prominent machinima maker in the world.”

While at Fountainhead Entertainment, Kang produced and designed mobile games for id Software.[6] Mobile game titles Doom RPG and the Orcs & Elves series were heralded as some of the best mobile games of their time.[by whom?] Orcs & Elves was eventually ported to the Nintendo DS with Kang producing and designing.

Formerly, Kang was the Director of Business Development for id Software where she worked on Quake III Arena and various mission packs and Quake II ports.[7] In 2008, she returned to id Software as President of id Mobile where she produced and designed Wolfenstein RPG and Doom II RPG.[8] She also produced the iPhone-only game Doom Resurrection.

Kang’s contributions to machinima are noted in the published book The Art of Machinima, written by Paul Marino.

Kang is also co-founder of Armadillo Aerospace.[9]

Personal life[edit]

Kang married game programmer John Carmack in January 2000. In August 2004, Kang gave birth to their first child. Kang gave birth to their second child in November 2009. Due to Kang's role in id Software and the life of John Carmack, she was mentioned in the final chapters of Masters of Doom.

Awards[edit]

Through Fountainhead Entertainment, Kang has won the following awards:

Machinima[edit]

Fountainhead's machinima include the award winning short Anna; In The Waiting Line, aired on MTV; Game Over, aired on UPN; and Sidrial released via Fileplanet.

Games[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b [1] VGBlogger Developer Diary
  2. ^ [2] CNN article on Machinima
  3. ^ [3] GameFAQs game credits
  4. ^ [4] Machinima.com interview
  5. ^ [5] Videogames and Art: Intersections and Interactions, Andy Clarke and Grethe Mitchell (eds.), Intellect Books (UK), 2005
  6. ^ [6]id Software Orcs & Elves press release
  7. ^ [7]GameGirlz spotlight
  8. ^ [8]Gamasutra article
  9. ^ [9]Wired article

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