Colleagues who had worked with [Chris] on previous internships described him as a self-motivated, hard-working team player... everything I had heard about him was true.
Senior Game Designer
If asked to pinpoint the one individual who has had the strongest impact on the path that I've chosen today, I'd reply Chris DeLeon in an instant. Without Chris, I, and many others, may very well be dreaming of designing games, rather than centering a career around it. Chris passes on his lifelong passion for game development to everyone he works with. His work ethic is unparalleled, and his dedication to self-improvement, either his own or of his colleagues, is exemplary.
Professional Game Designer
Ready at Dawn Studios
Chris is a motivator and an initiator. He helped me, and dozens of his fellow students build the skills and knowledge we needed to make games. He offered valuable insight and taught people of all skill-levels. Chris has helped many people, including myself, who started with nothing but a desire to make games. Without a doubt, I would not have a career in the gaming industry if it weren't for Chris.
I've known Chris since 2004 and one of the first things I noticed from him was his passion for creating video games. By then, he had already made more games and gained experience on key aspects of game development than most people working in the industry today, and his amazing ability to draw out the essence of a work-in-progress and figure out the fun and potential in the game has helped me in all of my projects since I've met him.
Chris's game development feedback is right on target, and will get you on track for a great final product. The amount of professionalism that Chris carries while being able to still convey his full enthusiasm for good video games is a unique characteristic that enables others to develop their own skills in creation.
Xbox Live Software Design Engineer