Introducing the Devs...
When it comes to Lord of the Rings Online game developers, some have full-scale bios everywhere, complete with pictures and plenty of information. But our friends at Turbine are decidedly low-key, preferring to let the game speak for them in lieu of lengthy profiles detailing their career moves, hobbies, and number of dependent children. Since Lord of the Rings: Shadows of Angmar is scheduled to launch late this year, and because Turbine’s developers are well worth getting to know, we've done some major Googling (sort of akin to turning over lots of rocks) in order to better reveal them to you.
Jeffrey Steefel’s experience covers 15 years or so in the entertainment and technology industries, working with companies ranging from small start-ups to industry giants like Sony, and now Turbine. As Vice President of Programming & Production for Sony Online Entertainment, Steefel headed digital studios in Los Angeles and New York, supervising production, programming and development for The Station@Sony.com. Steefel also supervised the launch and operation of many online franchises including JEOPARDY! Online, Wheel of Fortune Online, and Trivial Pursuit Online. Ever play in the online virtual world of There.com? Steefel supervised that launch, too.
Get the scoop on the Turbine LOTRO developers at LotRO - TenTonHammer.