Meet the Team is a regular feature in which we interview members of the Pipeworks team working on Terraria to give you a brief introduction to the people working behind the scenes to maintain and improve your favorite game. Today, our subject is Marc Rodriguez, QA Manager.
Can you give us your name and title?
Marc “The Dude Razor (www.theduderazor.tv)” Rodriguez - Quality Assurance Manager
Where are you from, and how long have you been working in games?
I’m originally from Illinois. Chicago suburbs born, Champaign bred. I’ve been in the video game industry since 2006.
What have you worked on in the past that people might know?
Oh, you know, a bunch of AAA games like Saints Row & Red Faction. I used to work at Volition Inc. (THQ); Got to work on a ton of THQ games too. Way too many to list! Same thing now, working with 505 Games & Pipeworks Studio, I’ve stopped tracking the list of titles under my belt. Most prominent are the original 505 Games console releases of Terraria, and our newly released Prominence Poker.
Can you tell us what you do on the Terraria team?
I’m the one that makes sure my team (QA) and those that get promoted, have four monitors. I’m the un-biased person to check everything against. I’m the QA Moon Lord.
What makes you passionate about working on Terraria?
YOU! Seriously. Because you love this game so much, I want to help exceed your expectations. Even if it means getting into nerf battles with developers, I’ll have your back.
What would you like to tell players about the future of Terraria on consoles?
I’ll make sure Richard Liebing stays off of Reddit long enough to work on the UI.