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Rick Overman Spotlight

Rick Overman

Posted by: Mhaddy on Wed Jun 12th, 2002 at 5:53 PM
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Rick Overman
Name: Rick “Rutro” Overman

Sex: Male

Country of Residence: Eugene, Oregon, USA


Occupation: Professional Game Developer

Recent Projects:

  • GarageGames - Torque Game Engine.
  • Realm Wars web based community project task/bug manager.

    Favorite Games: I am obviously fond of many of the games I have worked on over the years: Silent Thunder, StarSiege and Tribes to name a few. Recently I have been clocking quite a few hours on Dungeon Siege... but still waiting for the ultimate RPG.

    Gaming Roles: Jack of all trades, just like to play the gambit.

    Development Rig(s):

    Dell 4400
    Windows 2000
    2Ghz Pentium 4
    512 MB RAM
    Dual 17” Trinitron Displays
    GeForce 3 and ATI Xpert 128
    1.1Mbs SDSL

    Mac G4
    dual 1Ghz
    OS X, Jaguar release

    Favorite Sites:
    GarageGames (
    SlashDot (
    SourceForge (
    TribalWar (
    Penny Arcade (
    And lots of boring research sites...

    Hobbies / Activities:
    When I am not working on the Torque Game Engine or the website I like to get outside and get some fresh air -- usually that means backpacking! Oregon is a backpackers dream. Here is a picture from last weekend’s trip to South Sister (June 8, 2002). The intent was to climb the mountain again but we got turned back by extremely bad weather so we just made camp at the base and weathered it out. There is nothing like sleeping in your bivy sack when Mother Nature is in a bad mood. Glad we were all prepared and stayed warm.

    Accomplishments / Achievements:
    Co-founding GarageGames with Tim Gift, Mark Frohnmayer and Jeff Tunnell tops the list of work related accomplishments. GarageGames feels so right: doing what I love to do most programming as well as facilitating and participating in GarageGames' collaborative game development community.

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