Joseph Faulstick

Joseph Faulstick

Producer at Microsoft

Location
Greater Seattle Area
Industry
Computer Games

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Joseph Faulstick's Overview

Current
Past
  • Producer at Microsoft Studios
  • Video Game Producer at Freelance
  • Producer at Irrational Games
  • Software Quality Assurance Tester at Atari
Education
  • Lynn Public Schools
Connections

500+ connections

Joseph Faulstick's Summary

Video game industry veteran with 11+ years of experience with 9+ years in a Production role. Proven track record for producing quality, award winning AAA titles including: Swat 4 (PC), BioShock (PC, PS3, Xbox 360), BioShock Infinite (PC, PS3, Xbox 360), and Ryse: Son of Rome (Xbox One).

Currently looking for new and excited opportunities. Can be reached through LinkedIn or at jfaulstick@outlook.com

Joseph Faulstick's Experience

Producer

Crystal Dynamics

Public Company; 51-200 employees; EID; Computer Games industry

September 2014Present (1 month)

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; MSFT; Computer Software industry

May 2012July 2014 (2 years 3 months) Redmond, Wa.

Served as a Producer on the Xbox One launch title Ryse: Son of Rome, Sunset Overdrive, Quantum Break and an unannounced title that was cancelled during development.

Accomplishments:

● Shipped a launch title on a new platform with new publishing processes.
● Managed production and release of all Ryse content updates and DLC Add-Ons, including: Colloseum Pack, Mars’ Chosen Pack, Morituri Pack, and Duel of Fates Pack.
● Managed the manufacturing and distribution process for both physical and digital versions of Ryse: Son of Rome.
● Utilized the new Xbox Development Platform (XDP) tool for implementation of title and product configuration and Xbox Live Services configuration for Ryse: Son of Rome and Sunset Overdrive.
● Assisted in initial “Green Light” process for title Scalebound.
● Filled publisher side production roles and responsibilities, including: product planning, milestone reviews, and user research.

Video Game Producer

Freelance

May 2011May 2012 (1 year 1 month)

Worked as a freelance consultant for Irrational Games with PR and Marketing efforts on BioShock Infinite, including: Pre-E3 and E3 2011, Gamescom 2011, Destination Playstation 2011, and smaller press and retailer events.

Producer

Irrational Games

Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Computer Games industry

March 2004May 2011 (7 years 3 months) Quincy, Massachusetts.

Served as a Producer on multiple projects during a 7+ year tenure. Projects include: Swat 4, BioShock, and BioShock Infinite.

Accomplishments:

BioShock Infinite (PC, PS3, Xbox 360)
● Responsible for overall production of signification portions of the game.
● Produced and ‘drove’ the announcement gameplay demo unveiled in 2010.
● Assisted in development of the Production department which grew from one member after BioShock to a team of more than 7.
● Assisted in recruitment and interview processes that saw the studio grow from 40-45 members to over 100+.

BioShock PS3 Challenge Rooms DLC Pack (PS3)
● Managed all phases of internal development, from initial concept to release.
● Developed and managed schedule and milestone deliverables.
● Lead a team of junior and mid-level staff toward project completion.

BioShock (PC, PS3, Xbox 360)
● Assisted Lead Producer in developing and managing the project schedule.
● Packaged and delivered third party milestones to publisher 2K Games.
● Built and managed a 20+ person on-site QA team.
● Managed development and release of post launch title updates and patches for PC and Xbox 360.
● Served as producer for numerous press demos, including: E3 2006 First Look demo, Hunting the Big Daddy demo, Press First Playable demo, and Single Player Public Release demo.
● Supported PR and Marketing efforts for all major industry events, including: E3 2006, X06, Gamescom 2007, Gamespot After Hours, along with numerous internal press events.

Swat 4 (PC)
● Took over vacated project lead role midway through project.
● Shipped project on time while meeting expectations for quality and critical acceptance.
● Managed internal QA team in conjunction with off-site QA provided by publisher.
● Assisted in pitch and design documentation for Swat 4: The Sketchkov Syndicate expansion pack to be developed by Irrational Games Australia
● Managed development of Single Player and Multi-Player public demos.
● Managed development of 1.1 post launch patch.

Software Quality Assurance Tester

Atari

Public Company; 11-50 employees; ATA; Computer Games industry

February 2003December 2003 (11 months) Beverly, Massachusetts.

Served as a Quality Assurance Tester at Atari’s Beverly, Massachusetts studio prior to the studio’s closure.

Accomplishments:

● Worked on-site at Epic Games in Raleigh, North Carolina on Unreal Tournament 2004 from July to October 2003.
● Credited on the following games: Unreal Tournament 2004, Neverwinter Nights: Hordes of the Underdark, Neverwinter Nights: Shadows of Angmar, Pajama Sam: Life is Rough When You Lose Your Stuff, Rollercoaster Tycoon 2: Wacky Worlds, plus served as a tester uncredited on several additional titles.

Joseph Faulstick's Volunteer Experience & Causes

  • Volunteer Interests

    • Causes I care about:

      • Animal Welfare
      • Environment
      • Human Rights
      • Science and Technology

Joseph Faulstick's Projects

  • Sunset Overdrive

    • July 2014 to Present
    Team Members: Joseph Faulstick

    Welcome to your Awesomepocalypse

    The city’s overrun with mutants. Problem? Not for you. Sunset Overdrive is a playground of post-apocalyptic possibilities. Vault, grind & wall-run while using a deadly & unconventional arsenal. With hyper-agility, unique weapons, & customizable abilities, it rewrites the rules of shooters while delivering an irreverent adventure.

  • Ryse: Son of Rome

    • November 2013 to Present
    Team Members: Joseph Faulstick

    Fight as a Soldier. Lead as a General. Rise as a Legend.

    Ryse: Son of Rome is a stunning action-adventure that follows Marius Titus on a heroic quest to avenge the death of his family, and preserve the honor of Rome, at all costs.

  • BioShock Infinite

    • May 2011 to Present
    Team Members: Joseph Faulstick

    This is Bioshock Infinite

    BioShock® Infinite is a first-person shooter like you’ve never seen. Just ask the judges from E3 2011, where the Irrational Games title won over 85 editorial awards, including the Game Critics Awards’ Best of Show. Set in 1912, players assume the role of former Pinkerton agent Booker DeWitt, sent to the flying city of Columbia on a rescue mission. His target? Elizabeth, imprisoned since childhood. During their daring escape, Booker and Elizabeth form a powerful bond -- one that lets Booker augment his own abilities with her world-altering control over the environment. Together, they fight from high-speed Sky-Lines, in the streets and houses of Columbia, on giant zeppelins, and in the clouds, all while learning to harness an expanding arsenal of weapons and abilities, and immersing players in a story that is not only steeped in profound thrills and surprises, but also invests its characters with what Game Informer called “An amazing experience from beginning to end."

  • BioShock PS3 Challenge Rooms

    • November 2008 to Present
    Team Members: Joseph Faulstick

    Title: BioShock Challenge Room DLC (PS3)
    Developer: Irrational Games
    Publisher: 2K Games

  • BioShock

    • August 2007 to Present
    Team Members: Joseph Faulstick

    BioShock is the "genetically enhanced" first person shooter that lets you do things never before possible in the genre: turn everything into a weapon, biologically mod your body with plasmids, hack devices and systems, upgrade your weapons and craft new ammo variants, and experiment with different battle techniques in an incredible and unique underwater city.

  • Swat 4

    • April 2005 to Present
    Team Members: Joseph Faulstick

    SWAT 4 is a tactical first-person shooter video game developed by Irrational Games and published by Vivendi Universal Games on April 5, 2005. It was built on Irrational Games's Vengeance Engine powered by Unreal Engine 2.0 technology. In SWAT 4, the player leads a SWAT tactical element in resolving various situations, such as hostage standoffs or apprehensions of dangerous subjects. An expansion to SWAT 4, entitled SWAT 4: The Stetchkov Syndicate, was released on February 28, 2006.

Joseph Faulstick's Skills & Expertise

  1. Xbox 360
  2. Video Games
  3. PS3
  4. Unreal Engine 3
  5. Game Development
  6. Console
  7. Perforce
  8. Computer Games
  9. Unreal Editor
  10. Gameplay
  11. Product Management
  12. Localization
  13. Seapine Test Track Pro
  14. Video Production
  15. Process Scheduler
  16. Production
  17. Unreal
  18. Video Game Development
  19. Scheduling
  20. Test Track Pro
  21. XDP
  22. Xbox Development Platform
  23. Xbox One
  24. Xbox

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Joseph Faulstick's Education

Lynn Public Schools

19951999

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