Gamasutra: The Art & Business of Making Gamesspacer
View All     RSS
October 30, 2014
arrowPress Releases
October 30, 2014
PR Newswire
View All





If you enjoy reading this site, you might also want to check out these UBM Tech sites:


Epic nabs Xbox veteran to lead new Seattle studio
Epic nabs Xbox veteran to lead new Seattle studio
October 18, 2012 | By Kris Graft




Epic Games' new Seattle studio now has a boss: Game industry veteran Laura Fryer will be heading up the studio as general manager.

The hiring is a big get for the expanding Unreal Engine house. Fryer is a 17-year industry stalwart who comes to Epic from WB Games Seattle, where she led internal area studios for four years.

Prior to that, she played an integral role at Microsoft Game Studios, where she was one of the first employees. She was director of the Xbox Advanced Technology Group, as well as a founding member of Microsoft's Xbox console project.

Fryer seems like a good fit: Epic's new Seattle studio, announced last month, will be focusing on engineering and supporting the company's next generation game engine, Unreal Engine 4. An active member of the game development community, Fryer played key roles in Xbox Developer Support, the launch of XNA, the creation of the Xbox Advisory Board and various Xbox game developer events.

She also has worked closely with Epic in the past, as she served as an executive producer at Microsoft Game Studios during the launch of Epic's Xbox 360 games Gears of War and Gears of War 2.

Fryer was also previously named as one of Gamasutra's Top 20 Women in Games. She's also known for marathon video game sessions, and is a pretty good juggler.


Related Jobs

Square Enix Co., Ltd.
Square Enix Co., Ltd. — Tokyo, Japan
[10.30.14]

Programmers
Infinity Ward / Activision
Infinity Ward / Activision — Woodland Hills, California, United States
[10.30.14]

Senior Sound Designer - Infinity Ward
Treyarch / Activision
Treyarch / Activision — Santa Monica, California, United States
[10.30.14]

Multiplayer Level Designer - Treyarch
Nexon America, Inc.
Nexon America, Inc. — El Segundo, California, United States
[10.29.14]

Localization Coordinator










Comments


Ron Dippold
profile image
Besides her other credentials, I've only heard good things about Ms Fryer at WB. And looking at WB's upcoming slate I suspect Epic Seattle will be much more interesting and rewarding. Good luck to her!


none
 
Comment: