Robert Stevenson (game developer)
|Alma mater||Kellogg School of Management|
|Occupation||Chief Product Officer|
Sony Computer Entertainment
|Known for||Game Developer & Business Executive|
Robert Stevenson is an American game developer and business executive. He is known for his work on notable game franchises such as the Painkiller series with People Can Fly and Dragonball Z. He has held executive team positions with game companies including roles at for Atari and Namco Bandai Games.
In his early career, Stevenson worked with several studios and technology companies in the roles of production and development. He has served as Vice President of Product Development and Acquisitions for DreamCatcher Interactive. While with DreamCatcher, Stevenson worked on many of the company's key titles, including the Painkiller, Agatha Christie and Dark Fall series.
Stevenson also had a career with Atari where he served as Vice President of Business Development & Worldwide Publishing. While at Atari, he oversaw development and publishing projects, including an agreement between Atari and 1C to distribute and co-publish 1C games for the United States marketplace. Stevenson joined Gaikai, serving roles as Executive VP of Business Operations and Strategic Partnerships, before the company's acquisition by Sony Computer Entertainment.
Select game credits
- Agatha Christie: And Then There Were None
- Enslaved: Odyssey to the West
- Ghostbusters: The Video Game
- Test Drive Unlimited
- The Witcher
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- Vogt, Josh (8 March 2012). "Lord of the Rings Online demo coming to a browser near you". The Examiner.
- "Namco Bandai Games Bolsters Executive Team". Entertainment Close-up (HighBeam Research). 1 October 2009. Retrieved 14 November 2013.
- "Painkiller: Battle Out of Hell Wrap Report (action)". IGN.com. 14 December 2004. Retrieved 14 November 2013.
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- Batchelor, James (17 April 2013). "MCV Jobs Weekly: Asda’s Locke leads Amazon games team". MCV Jobs Weekly (Newsle). Retrieved 14 November 2013.
- "Getting Through Greenlight". CMP Game. Retrieved 28 November 2013.
- "Robert Stevenson Guest Speaker". CES International. Retrieved 29 January 2014.
- "Credits – Agatha Christie: And Then There Were None". GameFAQs. Retrieved 14 November 2013.
- "Credits – Enslaed: Odyssey to the West". Allgame. Retrieved 14 November 2013.
- Wadleight, Matt (7 April 2005). "Obscure ships to stores". Thunderbolt Games. Retrieved 14 November 2013.