In the early 1980s, Budge developed many popular software titles, first with Apple where he met Trip Hawkins
, then under his own publishing label BudgeCo, prior to joining a young Electronic Arts
that was known for promoting its developers as celebrities. He joined 3DO
in the mid-90s, working there for nearly a decade, and has since worked for Sony Computer Entertainment
, before joining Google to pursue web app development.
- He has expressed a preference for programming graphics rather than developing games directly.
- He is the recipient of the 2011 Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences' Pioneer Award.