Doug Church

Video Game Designer and Producer

Doug Church is an American video game designer and producer. He attended MIT in the late 1980s, but left and went to work with Looking Glass Studios, when they were making primarily MS-DOS-based immersive sim games, including Ultima Underworld, Ultima Underworld II, System Shock and Thief. His colleague Warren Spector claims, in fact, that Church was the one who originally coined the term “immersive simulation”. Most recently, OtherSide Entertainment announced that Church had been hired as an creative consultant for the development of System Shock 3.