Killzone 2 Lead Level Designer Joins Splash Damage
Neil Alphonso to oversee level design for studio's new AAA title.
London, England – March 10, 2009 – Splash Damage today announced that Neil Alphonso has joined the company to head up its level design team for the studio's AAA multi-platform title in development. Neil comes to Splash Damage from Guerrilla Games where he worked on the PlayStation®3 hit Killzone™ 2 as Lead Level Designer.
Neil is the latest high-profile hire at the London-based studio, which has doubled its development team in the past 12 months - a direct result of the immensely successful recruitment drive that followed its announcement of a partnership with Bethesda Softworks, developers and publishers of the recent blockbuster, Fallout® 3.
"The Splash Damage guys know how to build great multiplayer experiences that are a cut above most of what is available today," said Neil Alphonso. "Their refined approach is even more appealing to me as a Lead Level Designer, and provides an excellent base for me to push on into the frontiers of gaming."
"I love Neil's considerable focus on advancing our players' experience, born-out by his refined design talent and stunning accumulation of knowledge while working on games such as Killzone 2 and Splinter Cell," said Paul Wedgwood, Owner of Splash Damage. "He's the perfect man to lead our team of really skilled Level Designers. I can't wait for our fans to see what he and his team are working on."
Neil joins Splash Damage with over seven years of multi-platform development experience, spanning Xbox®, PlayStation, and PC. He began his career designing environments for the critically acclaimed Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell®, and then served as Level Designer on Duke Nukem Forever™ at 3DRealms before achieving the lofty post of Lead Level Designer on Killzone 2 at Guerilla Games in 2007.
Splash Damage is currently looking to fill additional positions in art, design, and programming fields. A complete list is available at www.splashdamage.com/jobs.
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About Splash Damage
Based in London, England, Splash Damage Ltd is an independently owned game developer that created the critically acclaimed Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory™ for id Software and most recently developed the #1 PC hit Enemy Territory: QUAKE Wars™. The studio has won over 100 awards and nominations from publications across the world and was named Best Independent Developer at the Develop Industry Excellence Awards 2008. Founded by Paul 'Locki' Wedgwood in 2001 with key members of the mod-making community, Splash Damage is currently working on an as-yet unannounced multiplatform title with Bethesda Softworks. For more information, visit www.splashdamage.com.