Apple iOS Games Evangelist Graeme Devine Steps Down

Posted Dec 9, 2010

Graeme Devine has stepped down from his postion at Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Devine was hired by Apple in 2009 to make sure that Apple iOS devices play games well. He is leaving in order to develop games on iOS devices. Graeme said he had a job at Apple that “meant looking at the technologies involved and making sure the software played well with the hardware, to look at upcoming hardware/API and say ‘Yup, that is a good thing’.”

“Apple didn’t have an in-house game designer before me so I think it was pretty unique, game technologies touch everything from the graphics stack to touch latency to push notifications. No other app type covers so many technologies and having someone there to validate and help shape that was basically my day job. It was pretty kick ass,” he added.

Devine previously co-founded Trilobyte, the company behind best-selling games The 7th Guest and The 11th Hour. He also designed the Quake III Arena for id Software. After that he worked on the Game Boy Advance versions of Wolfenstein 3D and Doom II. He worked as a programmer for Doom 3 as well. Then he worked as the Lead Designer for Halo Wars.