Chris Reese, Studio Director

Chris Reese is one of the founding members of what is now Bend Studio and currently leads the team for Days Gone as Studio Director. Chris has been with Bend Studio for 24 years previously working on titles such as the Syphon Filter series, Resistance: Retribution, and Uncharted: Golden Abyss as Lead Engineer and Technical Director. Prior to Bend Studio Chris broke into the industry, coming out of the University of Oregon, as an engineer at Dynamix / Sierra On-Line working on combat flight simulators such as A-10 Tank Killer, Aces of the Pacific and Aces over Europe.

John Garvin, Creative Director

John Garvin is the Creative Director and Writer of Days Gone. Previously John was the Creative Director and Writer of the Syphon Filter series, Resistance Retribution and Uncharted: Golden Abyss. John graduated in 1987 with a Masters in English Literature from the University of Oregon and began his career in the video game industry in 1990, writing, art directing and directing games for Dynamix and Sierra On-line. He joined Bend Studio in 1997 and has been creating games there for over twenty years.

Jeff Ross, Game Director

Jeff’s been a designer at Bend Studio for sixteen years, working on the Syphon Filter series, Resistance: Retribution and Uncharted: Golden Abyss before becoming Game Director. Jeff has also worked as a designer for Rockstar Vancouver and High Moon Studios in a career that spans nineteen years.