President & CEO
Leading the company since it's founding, Patrick has grown this privately held company from a startup to a leading consumer electronics, products, video game, and software company. Patrick is an inventor, award winning game programmer/designer, and author.
He began his career at leading SEGA and Nintendo developer Sculptured Software. Aside from being the company racketball champion, he was the lead programmer on NHL Breakaway '98 for Sony PlayStation and Nintendo 64, published by Acclaim. The winner of the Game Spot's Sports Game of the Year. He was the number two programmer on Mortal Kombat 3 for the SEGA Genesis, published by Midway. And did additional software engineering on SeaQuest DSV for SEGA Genesis published by Amblin Entertainment. He contributed with game engine and tool development for WWF Warzone for PlayStation. His name appears in the credits of other titles, including: Ultimate Mortal Kombat, and Mortal Kombat 3 for the PC. Patrick joined startup Real Sports where he was a lead programmer on CENTIPEDE 3D for PlayStation, published by Atari and contributed to Jeff Gordon Racing for PlayStation/PC, published by ASC and Gorka Morka for SEGA Dreamcast. Patrick consulted for numerous dotcoms, and launched market leader Limostation.com. He served as Chief Architect, and Chief Technology Officer for Software Designs. He also programmed and designed Dragon BallZ: Taiketsu, published by Atari and Bandai for Nintendo Game Boy Advance.
Patrick holds a bachelor's degree in engineering (computer engineering) from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and a master's degree in computer science also from the University of Michigan. He was the recipient of the Honor's Scholar Award, given to the top graduate student in computer science.
He is on the board of directors of the University of Michigan Electrical Engineering & Computer Science (EECS) Society, and a member of the recruitment committee. And a member of Upsilon Pi Epsilon, the international honor society of computing sciences. Patrick is a United States patent holder.
Peter Ward is a veteran video game programmer with over 30 years of video game experience. In that time, he has developed games for systems from the Apple II & Commodore-64, to the XBox 360. His first published game was Black Magic for the Apple II, and has developed over 20 published games.
Peter programmed and designed: Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi for the Super Nintendo. All three receiving an unprecedented perfect 5 rating by Game Pro Magazine. His games made the cover of Nintendo Power Magazine four times. He was the co-lead with Patrick on NHL Breakaway '98 the 1997 Game Spot Sports Game of the Year. He programmed the home versions of Mortal Kombat and Van Helsing for XBox.
Born in Montreal, Peter is a graduate of Dawson College and McGill University.