James Schmalz is a games director, artist, designer and programmer. Schmalz has been working with Digital Extremes, Epic Games, Panic Button and Epic MegaGames. Schmalz's first game was Legends of Murder published by Softdisk Publishing for PC in 1989. After that, James Schmalz took part as the designer of Solar Winds: The Escape. Afterwards, James Schmalz worked on Unreal Tournament: Game of the Year Edition developed by Epic Games in 2000. Most recently, James Schmalz was involved in the development of Warframe.