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|Other names||Darrell Brent Erickson|
|Occupation||production, Game designer and programmer|
|Known for||Mean Streets Noctropolis Burnout Championship Drag Racing|
Brent Erickson (born March 26, 1966) is an American computer and video game developer with many titles to his credit. He has been involved in nearly every aspect of game development, from design to production. He published his first game in 1978 for the TRS80 and Apple computers. In 1983, Brent began working with Access Software where he helped create more than 30 products including the best selling and award-winning Tex Murphy series of games.
In 1995, Brent founded Flashpoint Productions where he produced products for Electronic Arts, Sega, and others. Flashpoint was purchased in 1995 by Bethesda Softworks, and Brent became Bethesda's Development Director. While at Bethesda, he created the award-winning racing franchise, Burnout Championship Drag Racing, in addition to many other products.
After Kodiak closed its doors in 2001, Brent developed more than 15 professional-level automotive simulation products for Motion Software and ProRacingsim. These products are used worldwide by racers and automotive enthusiasts.
Brent is currently the Sr. Software Engineering Manager for Harman Signal Processing where he manages an international team of developers creating products for the BSS, dbx, Digitech and Lexicon brands.
Brent is also currently an adjunct professor for Salt Lake Community College, teaching C++ and Software Engineering.
Brent has spoken at the 1994 Computer Game Developer's Conference, the Thurston County Economic Development Council, the Lacey Chamber of Commerce, and the South Puget Sound Community College.
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