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Grant Shonkwiler

Game Designer/Producer/Consultant, Shonkventures and Founder & Executive Director | Game Developers Foundation

Grant Shonkwiler landed his first position in the video game industry immediately after graduation when he joined up with AMI Entertainment/MegaTouch Games as a game programmer. Soon after his start he moved up to lead designer; after three years with the company, he had shipped well over 50 titles. In 2011, Grant joined id Software, first as a technical producer on the multiplayer team for Rage, and then as a producer on the AI, combat, character and narrative teams for the Doom franchise. He next went on to Epic Games, contributing to the Fortnite and Battle Breakers projects. Today, Grant has his own production consulting company, Shonkventures, and has founded the Game Developers Foundation, helping those interested in getting into the video game industry.

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Credits:
Fortnite, Battle Breakers, id Software, MegaTouch Games

Graduation Year:
2008

I have to work harder both in my career and also how much I help people.”
—Grant Shonkwiler
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