Patrick Lipo is a game designer who has been involved in game creation for 15 years. He began his career at Raven Software as a programmer, where he was fortunate to have a lead role in the creation of games such as Heretic II and Star Wars Jedi Knight II. He then served as project lead on X-Men Legends, designing gameplay that served over a three-game series that sold over 5 million copies domestically. He immersed himself in the world of MMO’s working on Lord of the Rings Online at Turbine, and then served as the studio creative director at Surreal Software on This is Vegas, an open-world title for the new generation of game consoles. He is currently a Seattle-based freelance designer with specialties in action titles, large projects, and design concurrent with technology development.