Ed Del Castillo

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Edward Del Castillo was the Founder, Executive President, and Chief Creative Officer of Liquid Entertainment.

Prior to founding Liquid, he served as Senior Producer for Lord British Studios and Firaxis within Origin Systems.[1] There he created, developed, and produced the first three-dimensional Ultima game, advised on Ultima Online, and produced Sid Meier's Gettysburg!. Within Lord British Studios, he pioneered and managed the transition from two dimensional gaming to three dimensions, including creating the design, art and code pipelines necessary to transition the entire department from two- to three-dimensional gaming.[2][3]

Prior to his work at Origin, Mr. Del Castillo worked at Westwood Studios, where he served as the producer on the original Command & Conquer: Tiberian Dawn, and Red Alert, along with several expansions, ports, and other projects. On Command & Conquer and Red Alert, he was the primary creative and managerial force responsible for the creation, design, and production of all aspects of these titles. Under his supervision, these genre creating titles went on to become some of the most well awarded titles in gaming history. Mr. Del Castillo’s deep understanding of game design has led him to be well published throughout the industry.[4]

As founder, president and chief creative officer of Liquid Entertainment, Del Castillo's first game was Battle Realms, published by Crave Entertainment and Ubisoft in November 2001 to critical acclaim.[5] Battle Realms is a real-time strategy PC game for Windows that features an unconventional approach to resource management and unit development. It was well received by reviewers, many of whom praised its state-of-the-art 3D engine and East Asian-inspired setting and aesthetics. It was nominated Best PC Strategy game of 2002 by The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences,[6] and was chosen for Computer Gaming World's Top 10 Games of E3 2001.[7] Liquid Entertainment has since released multiple next-gen console titles and also mobile, social and casual games to critical success in its 15+ years in business. These titles include intellectual properties of The Lord of the Rings, ABC's Desperate Housewives, Marvel Comics' Thor and the Dungeons and Dragons series.

At the end of 2014, Ed reduced the size of Liquid Entertainment. Liquid continued as an IP holding company and consultancy that benefitted from its games that were available online.

In 2016 Ed became the COO of HERO Digital Entertainment, a joint venture funded by India company, Jet Synthesys. Working with a US and India office he installed an efficient and world-class development and production process.

Beginning in 2018, Ed became a full time consultant. He offers management advice on production methodologies. His focus is on maximizing the potential of an organization in an organic and stress reducing way, while delivering measurable results.

He holds a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of California, San Diego with a double minor in Visual Arts and Psychology. He was born on November 14, 1968 and has two sons with his wife, Carmen.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ The Computer Show
  2. ^ Gamasutra.com
  3. ^ BizJournal.com
  4. ^ Moby Games
  5. ^ "Battle Realms reviews". Metacritic.
  6. ^ "2002 Interactive Achievement Awards". Interactive.org.
  7. ^ "Battle Realms Winter of the Wolf announced". gamershell.com.

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