James Schmalz is a games director, artist, designer, and programmer who started the games industry career in 1989. Since then, Schmalz has been working with Digital Extremes, Epic Games, Epic MegaGames, and Heuristic Park. Schmalz started in 1989 as the programmer of Legends of Murder. Next, James Schmalz worked on Solar Winds: The Escape taking on the role of designer. Later, Schmalz also was part of the team who developed Unreal Mission Pack: Return to Na Pali published by GT Interactive Software for PC. Most lately, James Schmalz worked on Warframe.