Chris Helvig

Principal Programmer

Chris Helvig graduated from the University of North Carolina with what could be thought of as a Computer Science degree. He proceeded to the University of Virginia, where he got a Master’s degree in Computer Science, and published several papers on discrete mathematics. The logical next step was to obtain a job at Volition, where he worked on the first Red Faction game as an editor and AI programmer, two great things that go great together.  This was a foreshadowing of things to come, because Chris has since ping ponged between editors and AI for most of his career.  Since Punisher, when he was the lead programmer, he’s also been a lead of some sort ever since, ping ponging from systems architecture to tech directing, and doing everything in between.  He also likes ping pong and came in second in a Volition ping pong tournament.  As of this writing, he’s in the core tech group, and doing editor stuff.

Other Staff Members

Laurel Brown
Associate UX Researcher

Nathan Turner
Principal Technical Artist

Bryan Mentock

Jeff Keely
Senior Programmer

Bryan Venzen

Ev Religioso
Principal Artist

Jon Meilike
Senior Artist

Mike Naumov
Associate Programmer

Chris Bruce
Senior Technical Animator

Christine Amitrano
Associate Artist

Stephen Tobias
Senior Programmer

Randy Oberlerchner
Principal Programmer

Jeff Slutter
Principal Programmer

Casey Fish
Helpdesk Technician

Don Elmore
Manager, IT