My name is Derek Daniels.  I was born in Indianapolis, IN and was a proud Hoosier for the first 25 years of my life.  From there I moved to Los Angeles, CA to chase my dream of making videogames. My first job was at Paradox where I worked on X-Men: Next Dimension, Backyard Wrestling 1 & 2, and Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks.  

From there I joined Sony Santa Monica to work on God of War 1 and 2.  

After that I moved to Activision to work in Central Studios.  I've been fortunate enough to have been involved in a lot of games Activision publishes ranging from Call of Duty, Guitar Hero, to Skylanders.

I re-joined Sony Santa Monica as their Design Director for God of War (released in 2018).