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EA Australia hires Steve Dauterman

Gold Coast, Australia-based EA Australia, a subsidiary of Redwood City,California-based Electronic Arts, has hired Steve Dauterman to head a newdevelopment studio located in Australia. Dauterman, formerly Director ofDevelopment for LucasArts, had been with the Lucas group for ten years,initially as Financial Analyst for Lucasfilm before moving across toLucasArts in 1992. Since working at LucasArts he has overseen thedevelopment of such worldwide interactive titles as "Rebel Assault," "DarkForces/Jedi Knight," and the newly completed PC and console versions of thelatest Lucasfilm blockbuster "Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace."Dauterman will relocate to the Gold Coast in Australia in mid-September tomanage the formation of EA's newest studio, named Studio Asia-Pacific,which will focus on developing games for the Australian, Asian and worldmarkets.