Bob Fitch

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Bob Fitch
Bob Fitch(696).png
Type: Minion
Rarity: Legendary
Cost: 3
Attack: 2
Health: 4
Artist: Samwise Didier

Super Taunt (EVERY character must attack this minion.)

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Bob Fitch is a Technical Director[1]/Lead Software Engineer[2] at Blizzard Entertainment, and a member of the Team 5 Hearthstone development team. He is featured in the credits card of the same name.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Fitch has worked for Blizzard since 1992,[3] including work on World of Warcraft[4] and the original StarCraft engine. At the time the company - then named Silicon & Synapse - was only 10 months old, and Fitch was brought in to work on its current title, Rock n' Roll Racing.[5] This was Fitch's first game.[5] Since then he has "engineered on pretty much everything we have ever made or designed, or helped or tested or whatever", stating, "if there is a game, I have worked on it".[5] Fitch did all the AI programming for Warcraft, Warcraft II and Warcraft III, as well as "high-end game balance", combat systems and "all the high-end loot" for vanilla World of Warcraft.[5]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Fitch turned up for his original Blizzard interview in a shirt "that has a Tasmanian devil eating a peace symbol on the front, and says I love toxic waste on the back".[6][5] Fitch deliberately wore the shirt to the interview, inspired by the film Real Genius, and thus successfully struck a chord with the company.[5] Interviewer Allen Adham recalls, "We knew if somebody came in a suit to the interview, then they wouldn’t be a cultural fit. So when Bob rolled up in a I love toxic waste T-Shirt, we knew he was probably the guy. "[5]

Card art[edit | edit source]

The art for Fitch's credits card was created by .[7]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Bob Fitch on his way to the 2016 Warcraft film global premiere
Credits card artwork
Bob Fitch playing physical CCGs back in the day

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Google+ profile. Retrieved on 2014-10-19.
  2. LinkedIn profile. Retrieved on 2014-10-19.
  3. Bob Fitch Twitter profile. Retrieved on 2014-12-04. - I have worked as a Software Engineer for Blizzard since 1992. I love AI and compilers. I like hockey, poker, D&D, and generally playing any kind of game.
  4. Bob Fitch on Twitter. (2015-11-09). 
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6 BlizzCon 2016 Blizzard 25th Anniversary Panel Transcript. (2016-12-20). 
  6. Wowpedia on Twitter. (2016-11-05). 
  7. Official Battle.net Gallery

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