At the ripe age of 25 Cliff "CliffyB" Bleszinski was named one of the Next Gaming Gods by PC Gamer. He has been a key figure in the creation and nurturing of the Unreal franchise, from the original Unreal title to recently released titles such as Unreal Tournament 2003 (PC), Unreal Championship (Xbox). Coming in early 2003 is Unreal 2: The Awakening, the long awaited follow-up to the game that started it all.
Bleszinski has been designing and building best-selling games for over 10 years. Few developers under the age of 30 can claim to be 10-year veterans of the gaming industry, but Blezinski's record speaks for itself. Blezinski believes that gaming provides a much more compelling experience than film or television due to its interactive nature. Blezinski works for Epic Games, a small, independent, profitable studio founded by Tim Sweeney 11 years ago.
Blezinski contributed to the "Doin' It Again -- The Ins and Outs of Sequels" panel.