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Gamer’s Haven Special Edition: An Interview with Ivan Van Norman, Chris De La Rosa, and Robert Watts

By terrestrialboy, on September 15th, 2010

In this episode, Ethan sits down with Ivan Van Norman, Chris De La Rosa, and Robert Watts from Hunters Books and Apparel, the company and minds that bring you Outbreak Undead.  In the interview, they backgrounds, history, inception, and the design challenges behind this innovative new RPG.

About Outbreak Undead

“Outbreak: Undead” is a Zombie Survival Simulation RPG that is not only fun, but an essential step in surviving the Undead. We at Hunters Books have provided the most dramatic, effective, and above all realistic means in which to (safely) simulate the events of a zombie uprising and try your chances at survival!

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Here’s a look at the superb layout and design you’ll find in Outbreak Undead.  This book is very cool!

About Ivan Van Norman

Ivan is a businessman and a coordinator with a passion for the entertainment industry. With a B.F.A in film production at Chapman University, his experience in raising funds for short films has given him a foundation upon which to start his career. Since graduation, he has worked in every field of the entertainment industry from public relations at Traction PR to post production at Dreamworks Animation. He is a veteran of the convention circuit, working and attending large conventions such as Comic-Con, E3, GDC and GenCon. He has provided a corporate presence for clients such as Atari, Commodore, Ninja Bee and the Russian software mega-distributor 1C at these conventions. Now a developer on Outbreak: Undead, Ivan has found a project that makes use of his varied areas of expertise in gaming, promotion and producing. He is an alumni of the Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity.

About Chris De La Rosa

Christopher De La Rosa graduated with a BA in Psychology from Chapman University in Orange, California, with continuing education at Columbia College for supplemental courses in Business Management and Marketing. Christopher has worked for the past two years as a Graphic Designer and Marketing Coordinator for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios. He also worked in development for nearly 5 years on a television adaptation of Hunters: Exile (now property of Hunters Books) with Aspect Studios. He is the lead designer of Outbreak: Undead, bringing his background in psychological research as well as years of game design and graphic design to the table. He is an alumni of the Phi Kappa Tau fraternity.

About Robert Watts

Robert Watts is a graduate of Chapman University with a B.F.A. in Film Production and a Minor in Honors – Zombiology, which involved an in-depth study of the popular culture and mythos behind zombie lore. This gives him an extensive knowledge of the subject matter that he puts to use on the development team of Outbreak: Undead. After writing, producing and directing films for four years, he spent two years at William Morris Endeavor Entertainment as an assistant to a motion picture talent agent. He currently works for Heroes and Villains Entertainment and on Outbreak: Undead. He has been an avid gamer all his life, and enjoys both playing and designing them, and is intimately aware of the market’s current trends and developments, being at the forefront of development in the film, literary and gaming industries. He is an alumni of the Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity.

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