Paul E. Niemeyer started his career in video game art by illustrating for industry legend Paul Farris in the art department at Bally/Midway from 1982-1984. At Bally/Midway, Paul did art on games like Tapper, PacMan Plus, Super PacMan, Professor PacMan, TRON, Satan’s Hollow, Spy Hunter, WACKO, Time Killers, Aeroboto, Star Guards, and an endless, anonymous list of prototype games. In 1984, Paul went freelance and had a dual career as an designer/illustrator in the Chicago ad agencies, and a game art designer/illustrator for the video game community.
Paul worked on a number of gaming projects as a freelancer, but none was more prestigious, or well known as Mortal Kombat. In 1992, Paul did the final illustrations of the Mortal Kombat logo and the artwork on the cabinet, control panels, and the header for MORTAL KOMBAT!
Paul worked on promotional campaigns for movie properties like Little Mermaid, Jurassic Park II, Men in Black, Star Trek 5, Star Wars: Phantom Menace, Pirates of the Caribbean, Demolition Man, to name a few, as well as a myriad of ad campaigns for international companies and corporations.
In 2000, Paul helped start Eagle Games, where he was the creative director and designed & illustrated art for the games. In 2006, Paul opened a top 10 rated haunted attraction known as ABYSS Haunted House and ran it successfully until 2014.
Since then, Paul designs and builds props for escape rooms, theme parks, haunted attractions and fests all over the world, as well as getting to meet all the fans of all those great games from so long ago!
You can see him at game booth #13 (next to Tetrits attack tournament)