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Denis DyackCEO/FounderApocalypse Studios Inc

Denis Dyack, a video game industry veteran of more than 25 years, is the Founder and CEO of Apocalypse. Currently working on Deadhaus Sonata (https://DeadhausSonata.com), an Online Free to Play, Action RPG where you play the undead fighting the living. Previously, Denis founded Silicon Knights, one of the world's most successful independent developers. He created and led an unprecedented string of video game hits such as Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain, Eternal Darkness: Sanity’s Requiem, Metal Gear: Solid Twin Snakes, and Too Human. A Canadian Game Developers Hall of Fame inductee, Denis was awarded the Outstanding Achievement in Character or Story Development by Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences for his work on Eternal Darkness. Known for his unique approaches and understanding of the video game medium, Denis has garnered multiple industry awards. A firm believer in ties between academia and industry and has consulted or been on several advisory boards such as MIT, University of Waterloo, Sheridan College, Wilfred Laurier University, Brock University, McMaster University, and many others. Denis is a believer in the positive potential of converging media forms and strives to create content that is original, challenging and engaging. Denis has a B. Physical Education, H. BSc in Computer Science, M. Sc in Computer Science. A recent graduate from Miskatonic University, with full honours in Quantum Theory, believing one can never be educated enough to deal with the unknown.

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