Dave Blass , like many others before him, he started in the business at Roger Corman’s shop in Venice,
learning to design on a dime. After some twenty films, he made his first foray into television as Production
Designer on the Sci-Fi Channel series The Black Scorpion. From there he moved to reality and game
shows on the ADG Award®–nominated Unanimous, working with designer John Janavs, and then to The
Biggest Loser, Beauty and the Geek, Shear Genius, Trivial Pursuit and a dozen others. The children’s
film Labou signaled his return to scripted work, followed up when Production Designer Charlie Lagola
brought him in to help on several episodes of ER including doing the previz design for the final shot of the series. Blass is currently Designing the FX series "Justified"
I like to point towards "The Ancient Art of War" being an earlier Real Time Strategy game. :) But it didn't have all the base buildings and other common RTS tropes. :)