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Steve Gaynor started in QA before he was hired by TimeGate Studios as a level designer on FEAR: Perseus Mandate. From April 2008 to November 2010, he worked at 2K Marin developing BioShock 2. He also held the position of Lead Designer in the team that created the Minerva's Den downloadable content. In 2010 and 2011, he briefly worked at Irrational Games while they developed BioShock Infinite.[3]

In March of 2012, Steve Gaynor founded a new independent game development company with Johnnemann Nordhagen, and Karla Zimonja, two members of the 2K Marin team who previously worked with him on the Minerva's Den DLC project. Their new company, named The Fullbright Company, is located in Portland, Oregon.[4]

Game Credits[]

BioShock series[]

Year Game Company Credited as/for
2010 BioShock 2 2K Marin Designer
2010 Minerva's Den 2K Marin Lead Designer, writer, level designer[2]


Year Game Company Credited as/for
2007 F.E.A.R.: Perseus Mandate TimeGate Studios Level designer
2013 Gone Home Fullbright
2017 Tacoma Fullbright

External Links[]


  1. Steven Gaynor on Giant Bomb
  2. 2.0 2.1 "The Secrets of Minerva's Den" article at The Cult of Rapture
  3. Steve Gaynor's profile on LinkedIn
  4. "Intent", The Fullbright Company homepage