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Game changers : Mark Cerny with EA's Rich Hilleman

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Cerny, Mark, Interviewee
Hilleman, Rich, Interviewer
Intel, Sponsor
William K. Bowes, Jr. Foundation, Sponsor


Computer History Museum

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Mountain View, California





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Computer History Museum


Mark Cerny is one of gaming's most influential designers, a true "game changer." He's received the International Game Developers Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award, as well as been inducted into the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences' Hall of Fame.

Mark Cerny joined Atari at the age of 17, and in a career spanning over thirty years has worked variously as a game designer, programmer, producer and business executive. His first major success was the classic arcade game "Marble Madness"; he subsequently made the transition to console games, working for Sega in the U.S. and Japan, and eventually serving as president of Universal Studio's games division. He is now the president and founder of Cerny Games, a game design consultancy that has contributed to the release of no fewer than 14 million-selling titles, including "Ratchet & Clank" and "Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune."

Tonight join Electronic Arts' 20th employee and now Chief Creative Director, Rich Hilleman, for a wide-ranging conversation with Cerny about his life and times in the gaming industry, and his thinking about the state of the industry - from frustratingly difficult games to play to Hollywood's impact on games. Hilleman knows Cerny quite well, so this is certain to be an intelligent, insightful conversation between two industry trailblazers.

This event kicks off a Game Changers track within our Revolutionaries speaker series. Rich Hilleman has agreed to moderate these conversations with gaming industry legends.

This event is part of the Museum's acclaimed Revolutionaries speaker series, featuring renowned innovators, business and technology leaders, and authors in enthralling conversations often with leading journalists. Our audiences learn about the process of innovation, its risks and rewards, and failure that led to ultimate success.

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