is a game programmer
, game producer
, having founded the computer game developer Simtex Studios Inc.
in 1988. The company released computer games
such as Master of Magic
, Master of Orion
and Master of Orion II
. Simtex went out of business in 1997.
Following a corporate takeover in May 2000, Nintendo of America
bought Retro Studios
. Steve Barcia was elected to replace the founder and then-president Jeff Spangenberg
. Barcia was replaced by Michael Kelbaugh
following an owner's meeting in April 2003.
After his replacement he took employment at EA Canada in Vancouver where he oversees the production on the Def Jam series.