Claude Comair is the founder and president of DigiPen Institute of Technology, which is located in Redmond, Washington.
Comair received an undergraduate degree in Architecture from L´Université du Saint Esprit in Lebanon, and a Master's degree in Environmental Engineering from Osaka University in Japan. He has worked on several video game projects for Nintendo, Digital Eclipse Software, Inc., Intelligent Systems Co., Ltdn. and Namco.
Comair co-founded Nintendo Software Technology, a subsidiary of Nintendo Co. Ltd. Kyoto, Japan, where he produced several game titles (see game credits below). In 1988, Comair channeled his experience and passion for the game industry, and its need for innovation and a skilled workforce, and founded DigiPen Corporation in Vancouver, BC (Canada). In 1996, DigiPen relocated to Redmond, WA and soon expanded into Singapore in 2008, and Spain in 2010.
His passion for the industry and innovation continue to inform the curriculum and culture of DigiPen Institute of Technology today.
- Mario vs. Donkey Kong (2004), Nintendo of America Inc.
- Ridge Racer DS (2004), Namco Hometek Inc.
- 1080° Avalanche (2003), Nintendo of Europe GmbH
- The Legend of Zelda: Collector's Edition (2003), Nintendo of America Inc.
- Spyro: Season of Ice (2001), Universal Interactive Studios
- Wave Race: Blue Storm (2001), Nintendo Co., Ltd.
- Bionic Commando: Elite Forces (2000), Nintendo Co., Ltd.
- Crystalis (2000), Nintendo of America Inc.
- Pokémon Puzzle League (2000), Nintendo of America Inc.
- Ridge Racer 64 (2000), Nintendo of America Inc.