About Robert T.

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Robert teaches: Ages 12 to 60
Teaching since: 2006
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Overview

Robert is currently the Technical Director on King's Quest, developed by The Odd Gentlemen, a subsidiary of Activision. King's Quest peaked as the hottest game on GameStop, has a metacritic score of eighty two, and topped the charts of best sellers on Steam.

Robert has been programming for about thirty years now having started at the young age of eight and has been programming professionally in the video game industry for over fifteen years. It was the Atari 2600 that caused him to fall in love with video games, influenced by the classic greats such as Donkey Kong, Pacman, Pitfall, Kaboom, and the list goes on into infinity.

Throughout his career of working on games including Golden Tee Golf, Delta Force: Blackhawk Down, Agent P. Doofendash, Cabela's Deer Hunter, Big Strike Bowling he has been able to utilize his well developed sense of engineering and apply knowledge of physics, calculus, 3D math to create these games.

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Experience

Technical Director
Mar 2013 - Present
Activision / The Odd Gentlemen

Senior Software Engineer
Mar 2009 - Apr 2012
DTI / Panasonic

Senior Software Engineer
Jan 2008 - Jan 2009
Skyworks Interactive

Lead Programmer
Oct 2003 - Dec 2007
Cyberphilharmonic Video Game Design

Lead Programmer
Apr 2002 - Oct 2003
Coresoft

Programmer
Apr 2001 - Apr 2002
Novalogic

Programmer
Jul 1999 - Apr 2001
Incredible Technologies

Education

Bachelors of Science - Math, Computer Science
Aug 1997 - Jun 1999
Western Illinois University
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Aug 1996 - Jun 1997
University of Illinois

Languages Spoken

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
German
Limited Proficiency
Spanish
Limited Proficiency

Awards

2016 Game of the Year Nomination
Jan 2017
D.I.C.E.

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