Todd Howard is a designer, director, and producer at Bethesda Game Studios. He joined Bethesda in 1994 and has created some of the industry’s most successful games by pioneering open world gameplay. GamePro magazine named him to the Top 20 Most Influential People in Gaming Over the Last 20 Years. He is also one of IGN’s Top Game Creators of All Time.
Most recently he was Game Director of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, one of the most critically acclaimed and best selling games of all time. Released in 2011, Skyrim has won over 150 Game of the Year awards from the industry’s most respected outlets including USA Today, Gamespot, 1Up, Joystiq, X-Play, and the VGAs. Bethesda Game Studios was also named Studio of the Year at the 2011 VGAs.
He was Game Director and Executive Producer of Fallout 3, the 2008 winner of E3’s Best of Show, and Game of the Year from the Game Developers Choice Awards, The Associated Press, Yahoo, Gamespy, IGN, PC Gamer, and more. Prior to Fallout 3, he led the creation of The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, the 2006 Game of the Year winner from the VGAs, G4, Computer Gaming World, and AIAS among many others.
His other major credits include Project Leader and Designer of The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind (2002), Producer and Designer of The Terminator: Future Shock (1995) and SkyNET (1996), and Project Leader and Designer of The Elder Scrolls Adventures: Redguard (1998).