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Bill Roper
Introduction

Bill Roper has been a well-known figure in the worldwide gaming industry for over a decade. He served as a Vice President of Blizzard North and was a Director of Blizzard Entertainment. Bill oversaw and managed all external projects, coordinated internal development teams, and headed Blizzard?s project oversight teams where he was instrumental in shaping the direction of the games.

From 1994 to 2001, Bill worked directly on all of Blizzard?s top-selling products in varied producer roles from the Blizzard headquarters in Irvine, California. These projects included Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness, Diablo, StarCraft, Diablo II, Warcraft II: Beyond the Dark Portal and StarCraft: Brood War. He also played a key role in the world design and managed the manual design for the Warcraft, StarCraft and Diablo series.

Roper also served as a producer on several Macintosh versions of these games and worked as a member of the project oversight teams for the console versions of Warcraft II: The Dark Saga, Diablo, and StarCraft 64.

In addition to his managerial responsibilities, Bill applied his education in Commercial Music with vocal emphasis from California State University, Long Beach, by both acting in and assisting with the direction of the voice recording for the Warcraft, Diablo, and StarCraft franchises.

When Bill isní»t busy gaming or working on the next Flagship title, he attends too many sporting events, performs with a strangely compelling renaissance singing group and spends time relaxing with his wife, two cats, three dogs and four cars.

Experience
  • Warcraft: Orcs & Humans (1994) - Producer, Voiceover, Documentation
  • Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness (1995) - Design, Narration, Voiceover, Documentation
  • Warcraft II: Beyond the Dark Portal (1996) - Executive Producer, Story Consultant, Narration, Voiceover
  • Diablo (1997) - Producer, Voice Production, Casting & Directing, Story, Voiceover, Documentation, Strike Team
  • StarCraft (1998) - Producer, Voiceover, Documentation, Strike Team
  • StarCraft: Brood War (1998) - Executive Producer, Voiceover, Documentation
  • Warcraft II: Battle.net Edition (1999) - Producer
  • Diablo II (2000) - Senior Producer, Voice Casting, Voiceover, Strike Team
  • Diablo II: Lord of Destruction (2001) - Global Launch Team, Strike Team
  • Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos (2002) - Voiceover, Strike Team
Company & Latest Game

Company: Flagship Studios

Latest Game: Hellgate : London  ( Official Site   Photo   Video )

According to legend, when the ravens depart the Tower of London, it will crumble to rubble and disaster will befall England. As man became more dependent on science, believing only in what he could define or create, ancient knowledge and rituals were lost to the antiquity of time. Prophecies that had stood as warning for untold generations were seen as archaic folly or ignorant superstition; so when the harbingers of evil began to manifest, few saw and fewer believed.
When the demons finally came, there was little that stood in their way.

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