Chris Gerspacher: Kerberos Productions

Name: Chris Gerspacher

Company: Kerberos Productions

Profession: Lead Artist

Favorite Classic Game: Ninja Gaiden

Quote: It was a hard pick, but I mentally went through all my NES carts and I have to pick Ninja Gaiden. Bouncing from wall to wall, ninja star throwin’, minion dodgin’, hack and slash boss battlin’ – the original twitch gamer experience for me, personally.


Bio/Current Event: Chris is no longer the youngest member of the Kerberos team, for which he is thankful. If you’ve seen the Sword of the Stars II engine demo, you’ve seen exactly what Chris is working on.

Darren Grant: Kerberos Productions

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Name: Darren Grant

Company: Kerberos Productions

Profession: Lead Programmer

Favorite Classic Game: Die Siedler (Settlers in NA)

Quote: The original prototypical city builder game, before the PC genre was really branded. No other city builder I know of has ever made the interplay of economics this tactile. Hours of zen tweaking and balancing rewarded with a flourishing ant farm community of little settlers going about their tiny tasks!


Bio/Current Event: Darren entered the biz programming on Homeworld:

Cataclysm, while spending his off hours prepping for the annual Fragapalooza in Edmonton, Alberta. He is currently working on the MARS 2 engine for Sword of the Stars II.

Chris Stewart: Kerberos Productions

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Name: Chris Stewart

Company: Kerberos Productions

Profession: Producer

Favorite Classic Game: Ultima 3: Exodus

Quote: My dad had a massive IBM PC for his job ($8000 in 80s money – wrap your head around that. 5″ floppies and everything) and I put it to work as my personal gaming machine. I remember Ultima 3 (my entry to the series) calling to me constantly, with its vast, dangerous world to explore. Then explore again, just in case I missed digging something up on an island somewhere. I really did like digging things up. My interest in Minecraft suddenly makes a lot more sense…


Bio/Current Event: Chris started as a tester at Radical Entertainment in the 90s. Now he gets to hover over programmers, asking them how things are progressing. Dare to live the dream, kids! Chris is currently hovering around the development of Sword of the Stars II.

Martin Cirulis: Kerberos Productions

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Kerberos Productions logo

Name: Martin Cirulis

Company: Kerberos Productions

Profession: Game Designer

Favorite Classic Game: Spaceward Ho!

Quote: Quick, dirty, elegant, funny and straight to the point.  Distilled essence of 4X with Cowboy speech events AND multiplayer network support LONG before that was cool.


Bio/Current Event: Martin spent several years reviewing games for magazines like CGW before making the switch to making games a decade ago. Martin is currently working out the unified mechanics of the universe in Sword of the Stars II.