"It usually takes a small army to create the video games that we play, and, most of the time, all of the focus gets put on the game itself, and not on the people that came together to make it. Our Dev Box interview feature takes a look at some of the unsung heroes that have committed their lives to entertaining all of us. This week we are giving High Voltage's Keith Hladik a chance to answer some of our burning questions.
Name: Keith Hladik
Title: Associate Producer
What you do: My main responsibilities are to coordinate with publishers and ensure the game is on the right path and gets finished on time.
Most recent game worked on: "Evasive Space," "High Voltage Hot Rod Show"
1. What game has most influenced you, and why?
If I think back, the one game that has influenced me most could probably be "Snatcher" for the Sega CD. It is the perfect example of a game ahead of it's time. As games have matured, we've seen them take place of movies. "Snatcher" has been a game I've come back to time and time again as an example of the pinnacle of story telling in videogame format. The same could be said for "Metal Gear Solid" for the Playstation, which along those lines was a big influence on me.
2. What are you playing right now?
For which system!? I've run into a problem where..."