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Team Profile: Al Rivera

Posted by Keith Cross on Sep 09, 2008  | Comments

Team Profile: Al Rivera - MMORPG.com

Cryptic Studios has posted a profile of Al Rivera, aka Captain Geko, lead designer of Star Trek Online.

Q: What do you do on Star Trek Online?
A: I'm the lead designer. When we first started to work on Star Trek Online, the executive staff and I worked out the key features and the vision of the project. My primary responsibility is to ensure that the team maintains that overall vision. This means writing design documentation, creating systems, implementing assets and managing the design team. It is also my personal responsibility to ensure that the work we do remains true to the IP. But most importantly, it is my job to make sure that the game is fun.

Q: How long have you worked in gaming, and what did you do before Star Trek Online?
A: I have been in the industry for more than 10 years now. Before I came to Cryptic, I worked at Sega.com on Dreamcast titles and a little MMO called 10SIX. After that, I worked at Maxis on The Sims Online. I've been at Cryptic for about six years now. I worked on City of Heroes and City of Villains as the lead powers designer, led the combat team for Champions Online for a while, and then I moved over to lead STO when we got the project.

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