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  • Mike Bazzell: Focus on Firaxis: A Look Inside the Company

    Name: Mike Bazzell
    Title: Artist/Animator

    LDespot: What did you do for SMG?

    Mike Bazzell: Screamed Loudly.

    LDespot: What are you working on for Alpha Centauri?


    Mike Bazzell: The heart of the game: game screen graphics and talking to it once a day so the planet doesn't get lonely.

    LDespot: How did you end up at Firaxis?

    Mike Bazzell: I was pursuing more favorable job opportunities, answered Firaxis' ad in the newspaper and found them.

    LDespot: Are there any suggestions you would have for someone trying to get a job in the game industry in a position similar to your own?

    Mike Bazzell:
    1. Everyday strive to be better than you were yesterday.
    2. Respectfully open your own doors.
    3. The computer is a medium and art skills are fundamental.


    LDespot: Is there anything else you would like to say to the gaming community (This is your chance to vent, praise, or babble to the world)?

    Mike Bazzell: I'm just sittin' here watching the fire wheels go round and round.

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