Date: 11th July, 2011
Famed pinball and video game designer George Gomez is to join Stern Pinball Inc. as Vice President of Game Design.
George has a background in designing toys, heading up video game teams at Midway, as well as designing pinballs at Williams which began with Corvette, and led to classics such as Monster Bash and Revenge from Mars.
He has previously worked with Stern Pinball, designing several games including Batman - The Dark Knight, The Sopranos, Playboy and the hugely popular The Lord of the Rings.
Speaking about George's appointment, Gary Stern said, "The Stern team is looking forward to George’s executive leadership and creative vision to guide and evolve game development."
George's appointment comes just four months after fellow ex-Williams game designer Steve Ritchie also joined Stern, bringing the two freelance game designers onto the company's books.
Stern Pinball's official press release is shown below:
Stern Pinball, Inc. appoints World Renowned Game Designer George Gomez Vice President of Game Development
MELROSE PARK, IL –July 12, 2011– Stern Pinball, Inc., the world’s only maker of real pinball games, announced today that game designer George Gomez joins the Stern Pinball team as Vice President of Game Development.
Mr. Gomez brings diverse creative and leadership experience, having designed arcade video games, consumer toys, console video games, slot machines and pinball games throughout his career.
Mr. Gomez’s pinball design portfolio features numerous critically acclaimed titles, including “Monster Bash”, “Pinball 2000-Revenge From Mars”, “NBA Fastbreak”, “Johnny Mnemonic”, “Corvette”, “The Lord of The Rings”, “Playboy”, “The Sopranos” and “Batman-The Dark Knight”.
“The Stern team is looking forward to George’s executive leadership and creative vision to guide and evolve game development,” said Gary Stern, founder, CEO and chairman of Stern Pinball.
Mr. Gomez joins the Stern Pinball and the Stern family tradition of producing quality pinball machines. The company traces its lineage to Philadelphia in the 1930’s when Sam Stern entered the business of operating pinball games. Sam Stern passed his lifelong enthusiasm for the game and the business of pinball to his son Gary who founded Stern Pinball. Today pinball remains one of the world’s favorite games.
About Stern Pinball
Stern Pinball, Inc., located just outside Chicago, Illinois, designs and manufactures arcade-quality pinball games. Stern is the only maker of full-sized, arcade quality pinball games on the planet and has released many popular games, including Avatar, Iron Man, Batman, Spiderman, The Rolling Stones, Tron and many more. Stern’s games continue to be enjoyed by both pinball enthusiasts and casual players around the globe. For more information visit www.sternpinball.com.
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