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Todd Howard
NameTodd Howard
BornOctober 6, 1970
Lower Macungie Township,
Pennsylvania
United States
OccupationDesigner
Director
Producer
Known ForThe Elder Scrolls series
Fallout series
Years active1994-Present

Todd Howard - Gameography

Todd Howard is a video game designer, director and producer best known for the Fallout and The Elder Scrolls series.   He has been employed by Bethesda since 1994 and currently serves as director and executive producer at the game studio.

Inspired by the 1980s role-playing games Wizardry and Ultima III: Exodus, Howard decided to pursue a career in the video game industry while attending the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia.   Howard’s major was unrelated to video games as he was studying finance and business however his passion for video games drove him to apply for positions with Bethesda numerous times.

On his daily commute to College he would pass by Bethesda Softworks office and during his senior year of College he decided to pay them a visit in search for a job opportunity.  Upon his visit he was informed that a post secondary education was a prerequisite for employment at Bethesda and that he would need to finish school before being eligible for a position at their company.  After graduating, he went back to Bethesda in search for a job but due to a lack of open positions was unable to secure a job with them.

Howard was able to find work at a smaller game company in Yorktown, Virginia which gave him the opportunity to visit several conventions such as the Consumer Electronics Show.  He continued to pursue Bethesda while attending the conventions and was eventually recruited by Bethesda Softworks in 1994 as a producer.  His first project with the game studio was as producer and designer for The Terminator: Future Shock in 1995 followed by the role of designer on SkyNET in 1996.

In 1996 Howard became involved with The Elder Scrolls series when he was assigned as the designer on The Elder Scrolls II: Draggerfall.  After the release and success of Elder Scrolls II, Howard was given more responsibilities taking on the role of Project Lead for The Elder Scrolls Adventures: Redguard which released in 1998.  His involvement with the series continued as he was appointed as Project Lead for The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind in 2000 and the expansions that followed.

Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind released in 2002 to both critical and commercial success, winning several Game of the Year awards.  The continued success of the series cemented Howard’s involvement with the series moving forward as he led the creation of The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion as executive producer and returned to lead the development as the creative director of the series fifth installment, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.

Along with this instrumental involvement with The Elder Scrolls series, Howard served as the game director and executive producer of Fallout 3, reviving the series which was dormant for a decade.  Since the 2008 release of Fallout 3, he continued to lead the series direction as Executive producer of Fallout Shelter, Director of Fallout 4 and Executive Producer of Fallout 76.  Todd Howard has been the main spokesperson for Bathesda, leads the studio as executive producer and is popular throughout the video game industry.

Known For:

Todd Howard Interview & Bethesda Game Studio Tour

How Skyrim's Director Todd Howard Got Into The Industry
Tour Skyrim's Bethesda Game Studios With Todd Howard
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DateBoxTitlePlatformDeveloperPublisherRoleGenre
1995The Terminator Future Shock BoxThe Terminator: Future ShockPCBethesda SoftworksBethesda SoftworksProduction
Additional Design
First-Person Shooter
1995PBA Bowling PC BoxPBA BowlingPCBethesda SoftworksBethesda SoftworksSpecial ThanksSports
Bowling
1996SkyNET PC BoxSkyNETPCBethesda SoftworksBethesda SoftworksProduction
Design
First-Person Shooter
1996The Elder Scrolls II Daggerfall PC BoxThe Elder Scrolls II: DaggerfallPCBethesda SoftworksBethesda SoftworksAdditional DesignAction RPG
1998The Elder Scrolls Adventures Redguard PC BoxThe Elder Scrolls Adventures: RedguardPCBethesda SoftworksBethesda SoftworksProject Leader
Design
Writing
Action-Adventure
1999Protector Jaguar BoxProtectorJaguarBethesda SoftworksSongbird ProductionsExecutive ProducerAction
2000Sea Dogs PC BoxSea DogsPCSea DogBethesda SoftworksSpecial ThanksAction RPG
2002The Elder Scrolls III Morrowind PC BoxThe Elder Scrolls III: MorrowindPC
Xbox
Bethesda Game StudiosBethesda SoftworksProject Leader
Original Concept
RPG
2002The Elder Scrolls III Tribunal PC BoxThe Elder Scrolls III: TribunalPCBethesda Game StudiosBethesda SoftworksProject LeaderRPG
2003Pirates of the Caribbean PC BoxPirates of the CaribbeanPC
Xbox
Sea DogBethesda SoftworksSpecial ThanksRPG
2003The Elder Scrolls III Bloodmoon PC BoxThe Elder Scrolls III: BloodmoonPC
Xbox
Bethesda Game StudiosBethesda SoftworksExecutive ProducerAction RPG
2004The Elder Scrolls Travels Shadowkey N-Gage BoxThe Elder Scrolls Travels: ShadowkeyN-GageVir2L Studios
TKO Software
Vir2L Studios
Nokia
Executive ProducerRPG
2006The Elder Scrolls IV Oblivion PC BoxThe Elder Scrolls IV: OblivionPC
PlayStation 3
Xbox 360
Bethesda Game StudiosBethesda Softworks
2K Games
Executive ProducerAction RPG
2007The Elder Scrolls IV Shivering Isles PC BoxThe Elder Scrolls IV: Shivering IslesPC
PlayStation 3
Xbox 360
Bethesda Game StudiosBethesda Softworks
2K Games
Executive ProducerAction RPG
2008Fallout 3 PC BoxFallout 3PC
PlayStation 3
Xbox 360
Bethesda Game StudiosBethesda SoftworksGame DirectorAction RPG
2010Fallout New Vegas PC BoxFallout: New VegasPlayStation 3
Xbox 360
PC
Obsidian EntertainmentBethesda SoftworksSpecial ThanksRPG
2011Brink PC BoxBrinkPlayStation 3
Xbox 360
PC
Splash DamageBethesda SoftworksSpecial ThanksFirst-Person Shooter
2011The Elder Scrolls V - Skyrim BoxThe Elder Scrolls V: SkyrimPC
PlayStation 3
Xbox 360
Bethesda Game StudiosBethesda SoftworksGame DirectorAction RPG
2015Fallout Shelter BoxFallout ShelterAndroid / iOS
PC
Nintendo Switch
PlayStation 4
Xbox One
Bethesda Game Studios
Behaviour Interactive
Bethesda SoftworksExecutive ProducerSimulation
2015Fallout 4 BoxFallout 4PC
PlayStation 4
Xbox One
Bethesda Game StudiosBethesda SoftworksGame DirectorAction RPG
2016Doom PS4 BoxDOOMPlayStation 4
Xbox One
Nintendo Switch
PC
Stadia
id SoftwareBethesda SoftworksSpecial ThanksFirst-Person Shooter
2017The Elder Scrolls Online Morrowind BoxThe Elder Scrolls Online: MorrowindPlayStation 4
Xbox One
PC
Macintosh
ZeniMax Online StudiosBethesda SoftworksSpecial ThanksMMO RPG
2018The Elder Scrolls Blades BoxThe Elder Scrolls: BladesAndroid / iOS
Nintendo Switch
Bethesda Game StudiosBethesda SoftworksExecutive ProducerRPG
2018Fallout 76 PS4 BoxFallout 76PC
PlayStation 4
Xbox One
Bethesda Game StudiosBethesda SoftworksExecutive ProducerAction RPG
2018The Elder Scrolls Online Summerset BoxThe Elder Scrolls Online: SummersetPlayStation 4
Xbox One
PC
Macintosh
ZeniMax Online StudiosBethesda SoftworksSpecial ThanksMMO RPG
2019The Elder Scrolls Online Elsweyr BoxThe Elder Scrolls Online: ElsweyrPlayStation 4
Xbox One
PC
Macintosh
ZeniMax Online StudiosBethesda SoftworksSpecial ThanksMMO RPG
2020Doom Eternal PS4 BoxDOOM EternalPlayStation 4
Xbox One
PC
Stadia
id SoftwareBethesda SoftworksSpecial ThanksFirst-Person Shooter

DateBoxTitlePlatformDeveloperPublisherRoleGenre
1995The Terminator Future Shock BoxThe Terminator: Future ShockPCBethesda SoftworksBethesda SoftworksProduction
Additional Design
First-Person Shooter
1996SkyNET PC BoxSkyNETPCBethesda SoftworksBethesda SoftworksProduction
Design
First-Person Shooter
1996The Elder Scrolls II Daggerfall PC BoxThe Elder Scrolls II: DaggerfallPCBethesda SoftworksBethesda SoftworksAdditional DesignAction RPG
1998The Elder Scrolls Adventures Redguard PC BoxThe Elder Scrolls Adventures: RedguardPCBethesda SoftworksBethesda SoftworksProject Leader
Design
Writing
Action-Adventure

DateBoxTitlePlatformDeveloperPublisherRoleGenre
2008Fallout 3 PC BoxFallout 3PC
PlayStation 3
Xbox 360
Bethesda Game StudiosBethesda SoftworksGame DirectorAction RPG
2011The Elder Scrolls V - Skyrim BoxThe Elder Scrolls V: SkyrimPC
PlayStation 3
Xbox 360
Bethesda Game StudiosBethesda SoftworksGame DirectorAction RPG
2015Fallout 4 BoxFallout 4PC
PlayStation 4
Xbox One
Bethesda Game StudiosBethesda SoftworksGame DirectorAction RPG

DateBoxTitlePlatformDeveloperPublisherRoleGenre
1999Protector Jaguar BoxProtectorJaguarBethesda SoftworksSongbird ProductionsExecutive ProducerAction
2003The Elder Scrolls III Bloodmoon PC BoxThe Elder Scrolls III: BloodmoonPC
Xbox
Bethesda Game StudiosBethesda SoftworksExecutive ProducerAction RPG
2004The Elder Scrolls Travels Shadowkey N-Gage BoxThe Elder Scrolls Travels: ShadowkeyN-GageVir2L Studios
TKO Software
Vir2L Studios
Nokia
Executive ProducerRPG
2006The Elder Scrolls IV Oblivion PC BoxThe Elder Scrolls IV: OblivionPC
PlayStation 3
Xbox 360
Bethesda Game StudiosBethesda Softworks
2K Games
Executive ProducerAction RPG
2007The Elder Scrolls IV Shivering Isles PC BoxThe Elder Scrolls IV: Shivering IslesPC
PlayStation 3
Xbox 360
Bethesda Game StudiosBethesda Softworks
2K Games
Executive ProducerAction RPG
2015Fallout Shelter BoxFallout ShelterAndroid / iOS
PC
Nintendo Switch
PlayStation 4
Xbox One
Bethesda Game Studios
Behaviour Interactive
Bethesda SoftworksExecutive ProducerSimulation
2018The Elder Scrolls Blades BoxThe Elder Scrolls: BladesAndroid / iOS
Nintendo Switch
Bethesda Game StudiosBethesda SoftworksExecutive ProducerRPG
2018Fallout 76 PS4 BoxFallout 76PC
PlayStation 4
Xbox One
Bethesda Game StudiosBethesda SoftworksExecutive ProducerAction RPG

DateBoxTitlePlatformDeveloperPublisherRoleGenre
1998The Elder Scrolls Adventures Redguard PC BoxThe Elder Scrolls Adventures: RedguardPCBethesda SoftworksBethesda SoftworksProject Leader
Design
Writing
Action-Adventure
2002The Elder Scrolls III Morrowind PC BoxThe Elder Scrolls III: MorrowindPC
Xbox
Bethesda Game StudiosBethesda SoftworksProject Leader
Original Concept
RPG
2002The Elder Scrolls III Tribunal PC BoxThe Elder Scrolls III: TribunalPCBethesda Game StudiosBethesda SoftworksProject LeaderRPG

DateBoxTitlePlatformDeveloperPublisherRoleGenre
1995PBA Bowling PC BoxPBA BowlingPCBethesda SoftworksBethesda SoftworksSpecial ThanksSports
Bowling
2000Sea Dogs PC BoxSea DogsPCSea DogBethesda SoftworksSpecial ThanksAction RPG
2003Pirates of the Caribbean PC BoxPirates of the CaribbeanPC
Xbox
Sea DogBethesda SoftworksSpecial ThanksRPG
2010Fallout New Vegas PC BoxFallout: New VegasPlayStation 3
Xbox 360
PC
Obsidian EntertainmentBethesda SoftworksSpecial ThanksRPG
2011Brink PC BoxBrinkPlayStation 3
Xbox 360
PC
Splash DamageBethesda SoftworksSpecial ThanksFirst-Person Shooter
2016Doom PS4 BoxDOOMPlayStation 4
Xbox One
Nintendo Switch
PC
Stadia
id SoftwareBethesda SoftworksSpecial ThanksFirst-Person Shooter
2017The Elder Scrolls Online Morrowind BoxThe Elder Scrolls Online: MorrowindPlayStation 4
Xbox One
PC
Macintosh
ZeniMax Online StudiosBethesda SoftworksSpecial ThanksMMO RPG
2018The Elder Scrolls Online Summerset BoxThe Elder Scrolls Online: SummersetPlayStation 4
Xbox One
PC
Macintosh
ZeniMax Online StudiosBethesda SoftworksSpecial ThanksMMO RPG
2019The Elder Scrolls Online Elsweyr BoxThe Elder Scrolls Online: ElsweyrPlayStation 4
Xbox One
PC
Macintosh
ZeniMax Online StudiosBethesda SoftworksSpecial ThanksMMO RPG
2020Doom Eternal PS4 BoxDOOM EternalPlayStation 4
Xbox One
PC
Stadia
id SoftwareBethesda SoftworksSpecial ThanksFirst-Person Shooter