Heroes of Gaming Podcast

The Grandfather of Video Games - Studio Manager and Sr. Creative Director Mark Turmell

August 19, 2021 Heroes of Gaming Season 2 Episode 1
Heroes of Gaming Podcast
The Grandfather of Video Games - Studio Manager and Sr. Creative Director Mark Turmell
Show Notes

Mark Turmell is the “grandfather of video games” with a Creative Directing, Game Designing, Lead Programing, and Coding career that spans from the APPLE II era to present day. Each game brought across the finish line cemented his name in history as a video game trend-setter, prophet, and pioneer.

Mark takes us through some fascinating accounts of video game projects he built from the ground up that became the cornerstone of major shifts in the industry. 

He shares personal stories of struggle, time crunched triumphs, and advice for all the young game developers out there to guide them to the levels of success he has reached.

Through his strokes of genius and of luck he was there for decades bringing us thirsty gamers revolutionary arcade game experiences like SMASH T.V., NFL BLITZ, WWF WrestleMania, and  NBA JAM.  Each arcade broke records with NBA JAM making over a billion dollars in quarters within the first year of its release.

Mark is a man of professionalism, focus, and talent who continues to bring us great games from inside the company Zynga as the Studio Manager and Sr. Creative Director.

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 Company Website: www.zynga.com
IMDB: Mark Turmell
Documentary: Insert Coin Documentary
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Voxel Revolution by Kevin MacLeod

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