About

Hi.  My name is Dan Schmidt.

For 20+ years I programmed and designed videogames. I was an early hire at Looking Glass Studios, where I worked on such games as Ultima Underworld, System Shock, and Terra Nova. Then I was an early hire at Harmonix Music Systems, where I was the lead gameplay programmer on such games as Guitar Hero and Rock Band. Now I’m at Disney Research doing research in computer science and artificial intelligence.

I am the main singer and songwriter for the band Honest Bob and the Factory-to-Dealer Incentives, which if you recognize the name you probably do from seeing our songs in the above games Guitar Hero and Rock Band.

I read a lot of books and listen to a lot of music.