Mark Lorenzen

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Mark Lorenzen (born 1965) is a video game designer and entrepreneur.


Lorenzen was born in Virginia. He got primary education from Huntington Beach High School, and later attended Point Loma Nazarene University,[1] finishing with a Bachelor's Degree in Visual Art.


Lorenzen first entered the video game industry by joining Blue Sky Software in the early 90s. While there, he served as design director on such games as Jurassic Park, Vectorman and Ren & Stimpy: Stimpy's Invention.

After leaving Blue Sky in 1995 Lorenzen joined Shiny Entertainment, working on Earthworm Jim 2. One of the levels he designed was named "Lorenzen's Soil" in his honor.

In 1996 a handful of Shiny members formed The Neverhood, Inc. (further history could be read here). The Neverhood included mark's brother Tim, who worked at 7th Level. Lorenzen later led art design on The Neverhood, Inc.-made Skullmonkeys, and programming on BoomBots.

In 1999 The Neverhood, Inc. disbanded, and Lorenzen with four partners formed the game company Monkeytropolis, based in Rancho Santa Margarita, California.[2] The company was active for 3 years, working on various projects, both internal and for outside publishers. Monkeytropolis disbanded in 2002.

In April 2002, Lorenzen joined Electronic Arts, to work as software engineer on various real-time strategy games such as Command & Conquer: Generals and The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-earth.

In 2005, Lorenzen moved to Utah, working for EA Salt Lake on Tiger Woods PGA Tour 07, Nerf N-Strike Elite and on various titles in the Electronic Arts The Sims 3 franchise.

In January 2014, Pencil Test Studios announced that Lorenzen was working as the lead programmer on their upcoming Armikrog game.[3]

In 2015, Lorenzen was hired at GALXYZ Inc. as principal designer and developer of a Science Education app called Blue Apprentice.

in 2017, Lorenzen served as senior 3D developer at Telltale Games.

Game credits[edit]

Name Year Credited With Publisher
The Ren & Stimpy Show: Stimpy's Invention 1993 artist Sega
Jurassic Park 1993 artist Sega
Jurassic Park: Rampage Edition 1994 designer, artist Sega
Desert Demolition 1995 artist Sega
Vectorman 1995 designer, artist Sega
Gargoyles 1995 artist Buena Vista Interactive
Earthworm Jim 2 1995 lead artist Playmates Interactive Entertainment
The Neverhood 1996 artist, writer DreamWorks Interactive
Skullmonkeys 1998 lead artist Electronic Arts
BoomBots 1999 programmer, voice actor SouthPeak Interactive
Command & Conquer: Generals 2003 programmer Electronic Arts
Command & Conquer: Generals – Zero Hour 2003 programmer Electronic Arts
The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-earth 2004 programmer Electronic Arts
The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-earth II 2006 programmer Electronic Arts
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 07 2006 programmer Electronic Arts
Nerf N-Strike Elite 2009 programmer Electronic Arts
Armikrog 2015 designer, programmer Versus Evil

Personal life[edit]

Mark Lorenzen is married to Jodi Lorenzen. He is based in Utah.


  1. ^ "Monkeytropolis Team Profiles". Archived from the original on 2001-02-21.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  2. ^ "Cortera Business Directory".
  3. ^ "GoNintendo: Armikrog update". 2014-01-08.

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