Google has a ‘Chief Game Designer’. For some reason…

Google has a ‘Chief Game Designer’. For some reason…It’s funny the little things we’ve garnered from LinkedIn over the years. Most recently, it seemingly confirmed the existence of the Motorola-developed Google X-Phone.

There’s more LinkedIn-related fun this week, as Google appears to have hired itself a ‘Chief Game Designer’. Say what?

The chap in question is one Noah Falstein, a thoroughly bald man who’s worked in the games industry since 1980.

Perhaps most notable on his lengthy LinkedIn profile is a list of accolades pertaining to Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis from 1992, a game that had me thoroughly stumped on the Amiga 500 Plus (in the days before you could simply “google it”).

Falstein also “worked directly with Steven Spielberg” at Dreamworks, and started a project called 'Normandy Beach', which eventually became Medal of Honor. Interesting stuff.

The spot was originally made by TechCrunch, and Falstein seemingly originally listed his position as ‘Chief Game Designer at Android Play Studio’. Whatever that means.

Yep, it’s anyone’s guess at the point, but it could be something pretty big, like augmented reality gaming in collaboration with Google Glass. Hmm.

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JanSt / MOD  May. 3, 2013 at 18:23

Or... It means very little?!

Stelph  May. 4, 2013 at 06:37

Could be a clever move by google, currently one of the main things holding back the nexus 10 is the fact that the amazing screen has very few blockbuster apps that support the need for such a resolution, if they're to battle with apple in the premium market they need to start getting some high quality top level apps out there, so having someone dedicated on chasing up third party manufacturers and supporting them in adding the high res would be excellent.

Saying that, it would be more impressive if google could create some really good content creation apps first

JanSt / MOD  May. 4, 2013 at 06:44

What he said.
If I had to buy a tablet now, and iPads were no option, I'd buy any one of a gazillion sub-£100 tabs for a bit of reading or browsing and a short video.
Not only does Android lack must-have tablet apps... Most apps are downright anti-tablet. I admit, aesthetics are hugely personal, but hey... this is my comment :p

loofer  May. 4, 2013 at 11:14

Google have never really forayed in to hardware themselves. Would be great if they had a games console proposition. It's a bit of a 2 horse race at the moment with Sony and Microsoft (Nintendo is a different segment). But I bet they see gaming on mobile devices (including tablets) as being a threat to console gaming. Or even delivering gaming via TV/Set-top Box.

Stelph  May. 4, 2013 at 22:57

Google have never really forayed in to hardware themselves. Would be great if they had a games console proposition. It's a bit of a 2 horse race at the moment with Sony and Microsoft (Nintendo is a different segment). But I bet they see gaming on mobile devices (including tablets) as being a threat to console gaming. Or even delivering gaming via TV/Set-top Box.

They "could be" a threat to Microsoft and Sony, but only if the AAA games developers get behind it IMO. It's been great to see how many people got behind the OUYA console but I can't help but feel that it will end up being this generations Wii in that its cheap enough and original enough for people to buy it, but then they don't really know what to do with it and it ends up being a minor distraction when compared to the Xbox/ps consoles

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