Alex Evans (video game developer)
Alex Evans speaking at the Develop Conference 2008
|Occupation||Co-Founder and technical director of Media Molecule|
Alex Evans is a UK-based video games developer. Evans previously worked at Guildford-based Lionhead Studios and developed the video game Rag Doll Kung Fu independently. He is the co-founder of Media Molecule, a video games studio based in Guildford, Surrey, United Kingdom. The studio's first project was a cooperative platformer for the PlayStation 3 entitled LittleBigPlanet, which received worldwide acclaim and won several gaming awards. Evans contributed to LittleBigPlanet by creating a games engine for it. Evans has also been the figurehead for advertising the game to reviewers, and helping Sony showcase the game at various expos. For example, at E3 2008, Evans helped Sony showcase their quarterly sales via a specially created LittleBigPlanet level. Ever since appearing and discussing LittleBigPlanet for the first time at the game developers' conference 2007, Evans has been renowned in the gaming world.
Evans was active in the Demoscene during the 1990s and was known by the handle Statix. Most of his work was highly acclaimed – 303 is one of the first demos to include an entire vocal track (compressed into a standard module by a custom MPEG-packer) in the music, while Tomthumb and Staying Pictures are one of the first "generative" demos, the former being a winner of Most Original Concept at the 2002 Scene.org Awards.
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