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This week, we’re proud to introduce Adam Poole, Cloud Imperium’s Associate Producer and Outsource Manager. Adam is the man who makes sure the art we need for the game happens, shepherding it from concepts into its final in-game production form. You can learn more about Adam on Friday when he visits Wingman’s Hangar!
How did you get started in the game industry?
I got my start working as a QA tester each summer during college. After graduating with a degree in Fine Arts, I worked as a vault coordinator and Associate Producer at a company that made DVD menus and DVD games. That lead to an Associate Producer position at Warner Bros. Interactive, where I worked on DVD games and a PC based game pilot that was released in Kenya. After WB, I got a position as the Art Associate Producer at LightBox Interactive on Starhawk for the PS3, and it was through LightBox that I got my current position at Cloud Imperium.
What projects have you worked on?
As a QA tester:
WWE: Raw2; WWE: Day of Reckoning; SmackDown! Vs. Raw 2006
As an Associate Producer:
DVD based pack-in games with Get Smart, Harry Potter’s Wizarding World Vol. 2, Fred Claus, and Speed Racer
Pamoja Mtaani, a PC based game pilot created in conjunction with the US and Kenyan governments to help promote AIDs awareness and behavior modification
Starhawk on the PS3
Were you familiar with Chris Roberts’ games before Star Citizen?
I admittedly haven’t played any of them, but I’m well aware of the Wing Commander franchise and the impact it had on the industry. I mainly grew up with consoles, so a lot of PC games weren’t accessible growing up, but I do remember reading about them and being horribly jealous of all of the kids who got to play them.
What will you be doing for Cloud Imperium?
I’ll be working as the Associate Producer and Outsource Manager. I handle a lot of the deliverables planning, scheduling, and tasking; as well as the management of our various outsourcers and contractors.
What are you most excited to see in Star Citizen?
I’m most interested in the dogfighting and exploration. I love flying sims, and I love adventure games, so the prospect of flying around uncharted space is really appealing.
What are you playing now?
I recently beat and thoroughly enjoyed Bioshock Infinite. I’m currently playing through the new Tomb Raider, Luigi’s Mansion 2, Gucamelee, and Crysis 3. I plan on starting Persona 4: Golden at some point.