Batman: Arkham VR

My life in games:
Bill Green

Words: Tom Guise

Batman: Arkham VR puts you in the skintight batsuit of Bruce Wayne. We climbed inside the mind of its lead designer to find out what drives him

Bill Green

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“Think like Batman. He’s not all fist-fights and leaps off buildings; he’s more intellectual. Every nook in Batman: Arkham VR has been layered with secrets. Scratch the surface and explore it in every direction – you’ll find a depth that’s not immediately apparent.”

My latest game: “Batman: Arkham VR“

Virtual-reality adventure, 2016, PS4

“We got our PlayStation VR evaluation kit from Sony as we were completing Batman: Arkham Knight last year. It didn’t take long for the team to agree that VR plus Batman: Arkham would be an awesome way to wrap up our time with the Dark Knight.

I was asked to head up the design of the new project, which has to be the highlight of my career so far. The chance to tell a new story, with a completely new perspective, in a franchise I’ve grown with was very exciting.”

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The first game I worked on: “Sudeki“

Action role-player, 2004, Xbox, PC

“I’ve been building content for games since the original Doom. When the developers of Cossacks: European Wars – a real-time strategy game – saw some levels I’d posted on fan sites, they offered me the chance to build an ‘official’ campaign. That helped me land my first full-time design job, on the wonderful Sudeki.”

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The game I’d take to a desert island: “Civilization V“

Turn-based strategy, 2010, PC, Mac

“This is a tough call, but it would probably be Sid Meier’s Civilization V – and hopefully I’ll be saying Civilization VI very soon. I could spend more hours than I have in my life in this series’ game systems. I could mod it to keep myself entertained, too.”

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My current favourite: “Lumo“

Adventure puzzler, 2016, PS4, Xbox One, PC, Mac

“I’m enjoying this retro indie adventure right now. But, judging by the beta, Battlefield 1 will be keeping me busy this winter. I’m also awaiting my pre-order of Civilization VI, which is set to become my overall favourite.“

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The game that most inspired me: “Unreal Tournament“

First-person shooter, 1999, PC, Mac

“As early as the age of six, I loved creating paper designs for 8-bit, side-scrolling platform and puzzle games. Having access to powerful editors for games like Unreal Tournament in my teens set me on the road to making games for a living.”

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