The Bethblog has gone Inside the Vault with programmer Shannon Bailey. Highlights:
What’s your job at Bethesda?
I’m a programmer in the systems group, which means that I mostly work
on the ways things get into the game. Specifically, I do a lot of work
on the editor and the art exporter, and I help maintain our build
What other games have you worked on?
The only game I’ve worked on besides Fallout was Midway’s Gravity Games
Bike title (though I started in their tools department, writing
plug-ins and doing r&d).
I spent some time afterwards studying and working in cognitive
neuroscience, ultimately in a lab that studied the effects of playing
video games on the brain. But unless you count pushing a button to
indicate the familiarity of a stimulus as gaming, Fallout 3 is the only
other title I’ve worked on, and the first RPG.
He does a lot of work on the editor, eh? GIVE US TOOLS
Read the rest here.