Dan StanfillStudio Technical Director

Which is you all-time favorite game?

I’m going to go with Myst. It was so engrossing but the engine was so bad; it made me realize I could actually make a living making games.

What did you do 10 years ago?

Ten years ago I was self-employed doing contract development for various game studios.

Which is your favorite fictional character?

I’m going to reach back to my childhood and say Superman. Because who doesn’t want to be Superman?

If you wouldn’t have been in the gaming industry, what would you do?

Realistically, I’d probably still be work at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. But if I could stretch, I sometimes think I might have liked to have become a doctor.

My Los Angeles


El Matador and El Pescador State Beaches, Abalone Cove in Palos Verdes, Crystal Cove in Newport Beach.


The Sierras are less than a day’s drive, and provide some the best backpacking in the world.