Randy graciously agreed to spend some time with me to chat about the creation of Opposing Force and Blue Shift.
At the last moment, we were joined by Stephen Bahl, Matt Armstrong and Patrick Deupree.
We chat about Opposing Force and Blue Shift.
Now for the bad news. There was an issue with the recording and the sound stopped 30 minutes or so into a 45 minute recording. Please accept my apologies.
Randy Pitchford – Joint Founder and CEO
Randy is one of three owners and founders of Gearbox software and under his guidance as President and CEO, Gearbox has grown from an idea into a leading independent game development studio with titles that have sold over 30 million units worldwide earning over $1 billion.
Stephen Bahl Joint Founder and CFO
Stephen, in addition to being Gearbox’s chief financial officer, is a power-house of 3d game content development. Primarily focusing on weapon design and creation, Stephen has modeled, textured and animated a large majority of the weapons seen in Gearbox’s first person action titles.
Did you know he used to be a professional magician?
Matt Armstrong – Franchise Director
Twenty years ago Matthew Armstrong was banned from his homeland. He was classed as a madman — a charlatan — outlawed in the world of science which previously honored him as a genius. Now here in this forsaken jungle hell, Mr. Armstrong has proven that he is alright.
Patrick Deupree – Lead Programmer
Patrick came to Gearbox Software in 1998 after working previously at Ion Storm on Anachronox. Prior to that he has contributed to many titles including Dominion, Monty Python And The Quest For The Holy Grail, and Arcade America. He started down the path of a game developer by programming home games on the Apple II in 1982. Before getting into professional game programming Patrick worked on two non-game commercial products: Actor, an object oriented programming language for Windows, and PyWare 3D, a tool to choreograph marching band drills in a 2D/3D environment…