Speaker: Matt Firor – President of ZeniMax Online Studios
Time: Wednesday, April 6, 6-8pm
Location: USC’s Robert Zemeckis Center for Digital Arts (RZC), Room 111 [NOTE NEW LOCATION]
Matt Firor joined ZeniMax Media in June 2007 and was charged with building ZeniMax Online Studios from the ground up. The studio is currently developing online games for the company, including massively multiplayer online games. Firor is a 20 year veteran of online game development. Prior to joining ZeniMax, he was a founding member of Mythic Entertainment, where he worked for ten years. During his tenure at Mythic, he served as producer of the world-wide #1 smash hit DARK AGE OF CAMELOT, a MMORPG considered one of the most influential online games of all time. Firor is a graduate of George Washington University. He has lectured at the University of Virginia and Massachusetts Institute of Technology on game development topics, and is a frequent speaker at industry conferences. He has written articles for Game Developer magazine and was a regular columnist covering online game development for the Korean gaming magazine Onplayer.