Mike Saenz

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  • SIGGRAPH 1992

    Mike began his career in commercial illustration and the comic book industry at Warren Publishing and Marvel Comics, working on Creepy, Eerie, 1984, Vampirella, and Marvel Comics Epic Illustrated magazines. He created the first computer generated comic book, Shatter, in 1984 on a 128K Macintosh, and assisted in the development of MacroMind’s ComicWorks and GraphicWorks. Saenz founded Reactor Inc. in 1989 and in 1990 released Virtual Valerie, an adults-only entertainment product in the style of his earlier controversial MacPlaymate program. 1991 saw the release of SpaceShip Warlock, a science fiction “‘Interactive Movie” adventure game on CD-ROM, awarded Macworld Magazine’s 1991 Game Hall of Fame award. In 1992, Spaceship Warlock was licensed to Sony for the forthcoming Play Station as well as the Super NES.  

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