Alex's first gaming industry jobs back in 1997 revolved around QA testing for LucasArts
's Star Wars
games, including Star Wars: X-Wing Collector's Series
and Star Wars: Jedi Knight- Mysteries of the Sith
as well as for Grim Fandango
. The following year, he was credited as Lead Tester for Star Wars: Episode I- Racer
on the Game Boy Color
versions of the game. He continued as Lead Tester and general QA testing in a few other Star Wars games and soon moved to Gameplay Consultant in 2000 on the PlayStation
version of Star Wars: Episode I- Jedi Power Battles
and Star Wars: Demolition
Alex finally started taking a serious look away from Star Wars and QA department in 2003 when he worked on level design for Gladius
. In 2005, he debuted with Activision
on the title Whac-A-Mole
where he was the title's Design Adviser. While at Activision, he worked on lesser-known titles such as Greg Hastings' Tournament Paintball MAX'D
and The Hustle: Detroit Streets
. In 2006, he worked for EA Games
as Superman Returns
's Project Manager.
A year after leading for Superman Returns, he founded Gaijin Games
where he now works as both game designer and CEO. The studio, including Chris Osborn
and Mike Roush
, is currently working on their fourth Bit.Trip
game, Bit.Trip RUNNER
to be released on the Wii Shop Channel
- Some of Alex's favorite game soundtracks include Rez, Metroid, Super Metroid, Mega Man 3, the entire Silent Hill series, and PixelJunk Eden.
- Favorite games include Stampede, Super Metroid, Silent Hill 2, Cho-Aniki, Rez, Conker's Bad Fur Day, and dotstream.
- Although not listed as one of his favorite games, Parappa the Rapper changed Alex's life.
- He has been used in a promotional video for WarioWare D.I.Y. entitled "Alex Neuse Made It Too."