Cliff Bleszinski Birthday & Fun Facts

Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & More

Oluniyi Akande
Jan 31, 2024 By Oluniyi Akande
Originally Published on May 13, 2022
Interesting facts about Clif Bleszinski, his birthday, and net worth reveal that he is a fashionable person who has created a name for himself in the world of video game design
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About Cliff Bleszinski

Cliff Bleszinski, also known as CliffyB, is an American video game designer.
Cliff Bleszinski is well recognized for producing 'Gears Of War' and the 'Unreal' video game series. In 2014, Bleszinski co-founded Boss Key Productions after working at 'Epic Games' from 1992 to 2012.
In 1992, Cliff Bleszinski joined Epic Games after presenting the company's CEO, Tim Sweeney, his next game, 'Dare To Dream'. Bleszinski worked for Epic Games from 1994 to 2012, and during that time he released a number of video games, including the 'Jazz Jackrabbit' franchise games (1994–95), 'Dare To Dream Volume One: In A Darkened Room' (1993), 'Tyrian' (1995), 'Brothers In Arms: Road To Hill 30' (2005), 'Devastation' (2003), and 'Gears Of War' (2006).
After the failure of 'Dare To Dream', Bleszinski worked on 'Jazz Jackrabbit', a platformer he co-created with Arjan Brussee. The game, which was released in 1994, was Epic Games' best-selling game, allowing him to purchase his first car and an apartment. At the same time, he worked on 'Unreal' with James Schmalz and Sweeney, which was followed by the 'Unreal' game series: 'Unreal', 'Unreal Tournament', 'Unreal 2: The Awakening', 'RuneUnreal Tournament' (2003), 'Unreal Championship 2: The Liandri Conflict' (2004).
Cliff Bleszinski married Lauren Bleszinski, a former professional gamer. His brother Tyler Bleszinski, is also in the computer sector, having become a well-known blogger. Tyler is also the founder of 'SB Nation' and 'Vox Media'.
Hideo Kojima, who is the vice president of Konami Digital Entertainment, also offered Cliff Bleszinski the opportunity to work on the Silent Hill brand. On May 14, 2018, Bleszinski said that he is closing Boss Key Productions, describing weak sales as the reason.
Bleszinski moved his focus to theatre after the shutdown of Boss' main productions, investing in Hadestown; he is planning to do the same with the Claire de Lune remake of Frankie and Johnny.
Cliff Bleszinski joined the board of advisers for 'Fig', a video game crowd-funding, and investing platform, in May of 2016. Cliff is also working on a gaming memoir, which he compares to Anthony Bourdain's 'Kitchen Confidential'. He has also expressed a desire to return to the 'Gears Of War' series as an advisor.

Cliff Bleszinski Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Cliff Bleszinski’s net worth?

Cliff Bleszinski's net worth is estimated to be around $16 million as of April 2022. His net worth stems entirely from his work as a video game designer. Bleszinski also worked as a design director for 'Epic Games,' increasing his net worth dramatically.

How much does Cliff Bleszinski earn per year?

The annual income of Cliff Bleszinski is $400,000.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Cliff Bleszinski?

Cliff Bleszinski stands at a height of 6 ft 2 in (178 cm). He has brown hair and his eyes are brown.

How old is Cliff Bleszinski?

Born on February 12, 1975, Cliff Bleszinski is currently 47 years old.

Childhood And Education

Cliff Bleszinski was born in Boston, Massachusetts, the United States. Cliff attended Bonita High School for his secondary education.
His brother, Tyler Bleszinski, is the founder of SB Nation, a Polygon sibling site and a Vox Media forerunner. Cliff's father worked for Polaroid as an engineer. His father passed away when he was only 15 years old.
When Cliff Bleszinski was a shy youngster, he was given the insulting nickname 'CliffyB' by a jock kid, which he took and used to create a tougher persona.
Cliff Bleszinski, then 13 years old, was featured in the first edition of Nintendo Power in 1988 for achieving the highest score of 9,999,950 in Super Mario Bros. When he was 15, he also competed in the Nintendo World Championships, finishing second in Massachusetts.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is Cliff Bleszinski’s partner?

Cliff married Lauren Bleszinski, a former professional gamer and current employee of ID Software. He had previously been married to Darcy, a lady he found on the internet. Currently, Cliff and Lauren live in Boston, Massachusetts.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

Cliff Bleszinski, aka Dude Huge, is the CEO of Epic Games, the company that created the blockbuster Battle Royale game 'Fortnite'. Cliff successfully announced the release of 'Fortnite' but it was at last created and released by Tim Sweeney in July 2017.
Cliff began his gaming career when he was 15, building his first video game, an adventure title called 'The Palace Of Deceit: Dragon's Plight.' The game was written in Visual Basic, and the second version was released while he was only 16 years old. Cliff is also the creator of the 'Unreal' video game franchise.
Cliff Bleszinski competed in the 'Nintendo World Championships' and finished second in Massachusetts. In November 2000, PC Gamer named Bleszinski one of the 'Next Game Gods,' anticipating that he was about to become an industry hero.
Cliff Bleszinski worked on Rune as a creative consultant. He was the lead designer on the Gears of War trilogy namely 'Gears Of War' (2006), 'Gears Of War 2' (2008), and 'Gears Of War 3' (2010). It had sold over 22 million copies and generated over one billion dollars in sales as of January 2014.
On April 12, 2010, Cliff Bleszinski debuted the 'Gears Of War 3' video on NBC's show 'Late Night with Jimmy Fallon', citing Space Invaders as the videogame that first motivated him. Cliff left Epic Games after 20 years on October 3, 2012, noting that he has been producing video games since he was a child.
Cliff Bleszinski announced on Twitter on June 30, 2014, that he was resuming his career as a video game producer. Cliff is working on a video game: 'Superhot' (2015), which will be released under the Blue Brick label. He's also working on a free-to-play PC arena shooter called 'BlueStreak,' which will be released under the Boss Key Productions label. The arena shooter will be called 'LawBreakers'. Cliff's net worth is likely to rise as a result of these games.
Cliff Bleszinski unveiled his latest game project in a Tweet, revealing that the new IP will be a collaboration between himself, Sandy Jarrell, and Alex de Campi.

Charity Work

The former 'Epic Games' design director raised $15,000 by shaving his head, all of which will go to the St. Baldrick's Foundation, a charity committed to assisting children with cancer.

What awards has Cliff Bleszinski won?

Cliff Bleszinski received a Rave Award from Wired magazine in 2007 for his work on 'Gears Of War.'

Cliff Bleszinski’s Hobbies And Interests

Cliff Bleszinski has two bars in Raleigh, North Carolina: The Station, which he launched in 2014, and The Raleigh Beer Garden, which he opened in 2015.

Other Interesting Cliff Bleszinski Facts And Trivia

Many game developers who aspire to greatness in the industry look up to Cliff Bleszinski for inspiration. He's been producing games for a long time and has a lot of experience with them.
With multiple successful video games under his belt, he is one of the best game creators we've ever had.
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