About Paul Niemeyer

Paul E. Niemeyer‘s game art career began at Bally/Midway in 1982, working for pinball legend, Paul Faris. Paul did art on “Tapper”, “PacMan Plus”, “Super PacMan”, “Professor PacMan”, “TRON”, “Satan’s Hollow”, “Spy Hunter”, “WACKO”, and “Midnight Marauders”, as well as dozens of prototype games. In 1984, he went freelance and worked on games like “Time Killers”, “Aeroboto”, “Star Guards”, an endless list of prototype games, and the huge success, the Original “Mortal Kombat”. Paul had simultaneous careers as a designer/illustrator in the Chicago ad agencies, a nature artist for the DNR, and a game art designer/illustrator for the video/pinball game community. Movie properties like “Little Mermaid”, “Jurassic Park II”, “Men in Black”, “Star Trek 5”, “Star Wars: Phantom Menace”, “Pirates of the Caribbean” are among the many projects in his years in the ad agencies. It was during this time Paul also worked on “Demolition Man” Pinball as a graphic designer. In 2000, Paul helped start Eagle Games, where he was a partner, the creative director, and designed & illustrated art for the games. Freelancing for PopCap, Paul did the cover art for Peggle and Bejeweled 2.
In 2006, he opened a top 10-rated haunted attraction known as ABYSS Haunted House in Chicago and ran it successfully until 2014. In 2021, Paul‘s sculptures appeared in his first published pinball game, American Pinball’s “Legends of Valhalla”, and he is currently working on his 6th Nintendo Switch game. Paul is now working on numerous game projects of all kinds, plus designing & building props for theme parks, haunted attractions, escape rooms, and fests all over the world.

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