Programming Department Manager
Michael joined Game Circus in August of 2012, and contributed to several of Game Circus’s titles before becoming the Technical Lead Programmer on Coin Dozer, and then later the Programming Department Manager. He now oversees the code quality and architecture of Game Circus’s titles and the unified core technology systems behind them.
Prior to working at Game Circus, Michael worked as a Technical Director in the computer graphics film industry, contributing to films such as “How To Train Your Dragon”, “Megamind”, “Madagascar 3”, “The Tale of Despereaux”, and “Open Season 2”. He also designed and developed the main pipeline tools for the film “The Ant Bully”, as well as the TV show “The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron.”
Michael was the lead programmer on the PC game “Entrepreneur”, as well as contributing code and art to “Galactic Civilizations 2.” Michael graduated from the University of Southern California’s School of Cinema-Television with a degree in Cinema Production. He has been programming computer games since the Atari 800 was a thing.