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From classics to gaming

Barry McNamara
10/13/2010
Duncan McPherson, a 1998 graduate of Monmouth College, will return to his alma mater to answer the question “What Can You DO with a Classics Major?” on Oct. 18 at 1 p.m. in Room 114 of Wallace Hall.

The public is invited to the talk, which is subtitled “My Journey from Classics to Gaming.” McPherson will explain how he came to be an associate producer at Buzz Monkey Software, leading development teams, managing communications and negotiations and developing viable alternative solutions to meet development goals.

Prior to his work as an associate producer, McPherson was a lead designer. He managed the design team, approved design concepts from other designers and built gameplay content whenever possible.

McPherson joined Buzz Monkey in 2007. He has worked for several similar companies, including High Voltage Software and Monmouth’s own Magic Lantern Playware.

Founded in 2001 and headquartered in Eugene, Ore., Buzz Monkey offers full game development, co-development, ports and consulting for both publishers and fellow developers. The company works with licensed properties from Disney, Warner Brothers, Nike and the National Football League.