Michael Bacon (artist)

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Michael Bacon (born 1968) is an American 3D artist/animator/designer/musician who has been working in the video game industry since 1996. He has worked on an array of large scale production game titles as Art Director/Lead Artist or Senior Artist with such companies as THQ, Sony Online Entertainment, Boss Game Studios, n-Space, Jaleco Inc, Volition, Hasbro Toy Company, and Aramat Productions.[1]

Game industry[edit]

Michael Bacon is Lead Environment Artist at Intrepid Studios working on the Ashes of Creation game franshise. Previously, he was a Senior Artist at Sony Online Entertainment in San Diego, California working on the popular EverQuest 2 MMORPG franchise for the PC. Projects there include the international release of EverQuest II: Sentinel's Fate, EverQuest II: The Complete Collection, EverQuest II: The Shadow Odyssey, EverQuest II: Desert of Flames, EverQuest II: Kingdom of Sky, EverQuest II: Echoes of Faydwer,[2] and EverQuest II: Rise of Kunark.

Bacon also worked with Volition contributing significantly to the Xbox 360 title Saints Row and has work in the coming Saints Row 2 sequel that is scheduled for release late summer of 2008 from publisher THQ.

Music endeavors[edit]

He is also a rock guitar player/producer/musician contributing tracks to the WCW vs. nWo wrestling game franchise, Duke Nukem - Land of the Babes for GT Interactive, and the THQ fighting game "VS". Bacon has independent CD releases which including work with the 80s metal band Havuk, the 2006 release contributing tracks to the Madd Krakker "Saltine Dream" CD currently available at ITunes and other on-line distribution networks.

Bacon is also featured on Karlton Coffin's current CD release "3 Minutes of Fury".

Production releases[edit]

Title Release Date Platform Publisher
Ashes of Creation TBA PC, MMO Intrepid Studios
EverQuest 2: Terrors of Thalumbra Nov 2015 PC, MMO Daybreak Games
EverQuest 2: Altar of Malice Nov 2014 PC, MMO Sony Online Entertainment
Retro Assault Release Date: Jan 2015 IOs, Arcade Big Shiny Games
EverQuest 2: Tears of Veeshan Oct 2013 PC, MMO Sony Online Entertainment
EverQuest 2: Chains of Eternity November 2012 PC, MMO Sony Online Entertainment
EverQuest 2: Age of Discovery November 2011 PC, MMO Sony Online Entertainment
EverQuest 2: Destiny of Velious February 2011 PC, MMO Sony Online Entertainment
EverQuest 2: Extended July 2010 PC, MMO Sony Online Entertainment
EverQuest 2: Sentinel's Fate February 2010 PC, MMO Sony Online Entertainment
EverQuest 2: The Complete Collection November 2009 PC, MMO Sony Online Entertainment
EverQuest 2: The Shadow Odyssey November 2008 PC, MMO Sony Online Entertainment
Saints Row 2 August 2008 Xbox 360 THQ
VectorBlast March 8, 2008 PC, Net Jet Hasbro Toy Company
EverQuest II: Rise of Kunark November 13, 2007 PC, MMO Sony Online Entertainment
EverQuest II: Echoes of Faydwer November 15, 2006 PC, MMO Sony Online Entertainment
Saints Row August 19, 2006 Xbox 360 THQ
EverQuest II: Kingdom of Sky February 28, 2006 PC, MMO Sony Online Entertainment
EverQuest II: Desert of Flames August 20, 2005 PC, MMO Sony Online Entertainment
Goblin Commander November 21, 2003 Xbox, PlayStation 2, GameCube Jaleco Entertainment Inc
Trailer Park Tycoon February 12, 2002 PC, CD-ROM Jaleco Entertainment Inc
Duke Nukem: D-Day May 2001 PlayStation 2 RockStar Games
Danger Girl June 22, 2000 PlayStation THQ
Duke Nukem: Land of the Babes November 7, 2000 PlayStation GT Interactive
WCW vs NWO June 20, 1998 Nintendo 64 THQ
Vs. May 12, 1998 PlayStation THQ
Dead Unity November 1997 PlayStation, PC Rom THQ


Title Release Date Publisher
Michael Bacon: Sonic Kingdom In Production Reactor Records
Karlton Coffin: 3 Minutes of Fury 2010 Liquid Reality Studios
Kalrton Coffin: Ghost in the Glass 2008 Liquid Reality Studios
The Texas Doom Machine: Here Comes Trouble 2007 Reactor Records
Madd Krakker: Saltine Dream 2006 Reactor Records
Michael Bacon: Engraved Invitation (EP) 2003 Reactor Records
Michael Bacon: Unrequested Fission Surplus (EP) 1997 Reactor Records
Coffin: Hell in a Half Rack 1996 Zood Cru Records
Havuk: Twisted Aggression 1992 Zood Cru Records
Havuk: Zeud Brewzer 1990 Zood Cru Records


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