About Us: Leadership Team
A wide range of talent;
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Director of Prototype Development and Customer Research
Mike Patterson heads the Walker Digital prototype development and customer research department. In this role, he has leveraged his vast knowledge of user interface and interactive media design to develop a "rapid prototyping" production method that employs Flash and Actionscript.
This innovative method takes Walker Digital’s invention ideas from theory to presentation in surprisingly rapid order. Users can experience the media before hard coding begins. Accordingly, Walker Digital enjoys a unique advantage: it can allow customers to shape the design of many products while the inventions are still in the lab.
Leading an exceptional team of developers, graphic artists and research personnel, Mike has directed the production of many successful Walker ventures. Among them are Gameshow 24, Guaranteed Play Video Poker, and the Perfect Pay Table Systems platform.
Mike is also a leading member of the invention teams at Walker, where he contributes to countless business solutions across the company’s gaming, lottery, and e-commerce portfolios.
Prior to joining Walker Digital, Mike spent 7 years in the video game industry. His creative touch was evident in scores of successful and popular titles including Turok the Dinosaur Hunter, Shadowman, and South Park among many others. His posts in the game sector included QA Manager and Game Producer for such companies as Acclaim Entertainment and Skillgames.com.