Scott Orr

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Scott Orr is an American computer game and video game designer best known as the original lead designer on the first video game console versions of the North American best-selling game, Madden NFL Football. In 2001 Wired magazine named Orr on its list of "gamemaking gods."

Although Orr is most often thought of for his work on Madden, his career in sports games spans over 20 years, and he also has a strong track record founding companies as an entrepreneur.


In 1982 Orr founded GameStar, a game publisher specializing in Commodore 64 sports games, and served as their lead designer. The company's titles included:

Orr sold the company to Activision in 1986. He spent the late 1980s working for Activision, and then consulting for various games companies.

The creation of Madden NFL

In 1990 EA producer Richard Hilleman hired Orr to re-design John Madden Football, then a disappointing Apple II game, for the fast-growing Sega Genesis. Orr and Hilleman together developed the game that we still recognize today as Madden Football, the best-selling title in the...
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