Time Warner Interactive Promotes Stephen Wahid To Director of Product Development In Europe.
Wahid has been with the organization for over a year in the capacity of product development manager. In his new role Wahid will continue to supervise internal software development as well as direct outside development groups in Europe and evaluate new project opportunities.
"Steve is a valuable asset in our organization with a long career in the video game business," said Dan Van Elderen, President and C.O.O. of Time Warner Interactive. "Our European development function is an important part of our global strategy with top flight software engineering and creativity coming from there. We're pleased to have Steve Wahid head that sector of our business."
The Time Warner Interactive Manchester office will play an important software development role for the company producing and overseeing up to a half dozen video games for the personal computer and dedicated console systems annually. Wahid has over 12 years of experience managing projects including ten years at Ocean Software Ltd. He is particularly interested in pushing technology in the area of high-end 3D graphics, in the development of proprietary tools for creating new generations of products, and in designing compelling games with international appeal.
Said Wahid, "It's a privilege to be directing Time Warner Interactive's European product development. Our mission is to produce the most creative and leading edge software internally as well as to locate top talent and properties produced by other European development groups." On being a development operation backed by a large organization he noted, "Time Warner Interactive provides a resource-rich environment from which we can create the best video-games while relying on a full network of support."
Time Warner Interactive is a wholly owned subsidiary of Time Warner Inc., and is the oldest and largest software development operation within the Time Warner family. The company has over two decades of game development experience and a history of hit titles. Formerly named Atari Games and Tengen, the divisions were renamed Time Warner Interactive in April of 1994. TWi is headquartered in Milpitas, California with offices in New York; Tokyo, Japan; Tipperary, Ireland, and Manchester, England.
The company focuses on the development and publishing of video games for coin-op, dedicated video game systems, and personal computers. TWi has a long list of hit titles including: Primal Rage(TM), the R.B.I. Baseball(TM) series, T-MEK(TM), Pitfighter(TM), Marble Madness(TM), the Paperboy(TM) series, Hard Drivin'(TM), Missile Command(TM), Asteroids(TM), and the granddaddy of them all, PONG(TM).
CONTACT: Time Warner Interactive, Milpitas
Tracy Ann Egan, 408/232-3213