Best known for his work on such popular video games as Star Citizen, Freelancer, Starlancer, and Wing Commander, this designer worked for Origin Systems and later established production companies called Digital Anvil and Cloud Imperium Games Corporation.
He designed his first successful video game, Times of Lore, in the late 1980s.
He produced several Hollywood movies, including Lord of War and The Jacket.
Though born in northern California, he was raised in Manchester, England. In the mid 1980s, he returned to the United States.
He directed a 1999 movie version of his Wing Commander video game. The film, neither a popular nor a critical success, starred Freddie Prinze, Jr.