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Jack Mathews is a video game programmer, who worked as a tech lead on the Prime Series. He left Retro Studios after the completion of Metroid Prime 3: Corruption and founded Armature Studio with Mark Pacini and Todd Keller. In November 2015, he revealed some facts about the development of Metroid Prime in a livestream of several games, including Prime. Mathews created the distortion effect when Charge Beam shots are fired.  He once claimed that he believes Corruption takes place before Metroid Prime Hunters; in actuality, Hunters occurs two games before Corruption.
On November 17, 2017, 15 years to the day Metroid Prime was released in 2002, he tweeted: "Happy 15th birthday to Metroid Prime - the best game I'll ever make."