Bob Bates is a games producer and designer. Bates has been working with ASCARON Entertainment, Infocom, Legend Entertainment and Legend Entertainment Company. Bates started in 1987 as the designer of Sherlock: The Riddle of the Crown Jewels. After that, Bob Bates took part as the producer of Arthur: The Quest for Excalibur. Bates also worked on Timequest developed by Legend Entertainment for PC. Most recently, Bob Bates was involved in the development of Sacred 2: Fallen Angel.