User review spotlight: Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar (DOS)

Ken Eklund

Game Credits

Production

World Without Oil (2007)   (Producer)
 

Design

Urgent Evoke (2010)   (Community Lead)
World Without Oil (2007)   (Game Designer)
Pool of Radiance: Ruins of Myth Drannor (2001)   (Game Design)
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Harbinger (1995)   (Additional Game Design by)
World of Aden: Entomorph - Plague of the Darkfall (1995)   (Game Designers)
Dark Sun: Wake of the Ravager (1994)   (Region Design & Coding)
The Dark Queen of Krynn (1992)   (Encounter Authors)
Death Knights of Krynn (1991)   (Encounter Design)
Buck Rogers: Countdown to Doomsday (1990)   (Encounter Authors)
 

Programming/Engineering

World of Aden: Entomorph - Plague of the Darkfall (1995)   (Programmers)
Al-Qadim: The Genie's Curse (1994)   (Additional Programming)
The Dark Queen of Krynn (1992)   (Encounter Authors)
Death Knights of Krynn (1991)   (Encounter Code)
Buck Rogers: Countdown to Doomsday (1990)   (Encounter Authors)
 

Writers

World Without Oil (2007)   (Scripts)
Terrorist Takedown: Covert Operations (2006)   (Scenario)
Pool of Radiance: Ruins of Myth Drannor (2001)   (Story & Dialogue)
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Harbinger (1995)   (Interactive Writing Team)
Al-Qadim: The Genie's Curse (1994)   (Writing / Dialogue / Story)
Eagle Eye Mysteries in London (1994)   (Written by)
Eagle Eye Mysteries (1993)   (Story Writing)
Buck Rogers: Matrix Cubed (1992)   (Writing / Dialogue / Story)
Death Knights of Krynn (1991)   (Encounter Authors)
Pools of Darkness (1991)   (Encounter Authors)
Buck Rogers: Countdown to Doomsday (1990)   (Writing / Dialogue / Story)
 

Art/Graphics

Eagle Eye Mysteries in London (1994)   (Game & Characters Designed by)
 

Video/Cinematics

World Without Oil (2007)   (Puppetmasters)
 

Creative Services

Death Knights of Krynn (1991)   (Written by)
Pools of Darkness (1991)   (Written by)
Buck Rogers: Countdown to Doomsday (1990)   (Written by)
 

Other

Urgent Evoke (2010)   (Calida DeBello played by )
 


Developer Biography

Ken Eklund is a freelance game writer and designer. His first assignment was working for Strategic Simulations, Inc. (SSI), on the sci-fi RPG "Buck Rogers in the 25th Century: Countdown to Doomsday" in 1988. He then authored episodes and encounters for many of the subsequent SSI Gold Box games, including "Death Knights of Krynn," "Dark Queen of Krynn" and "Pools of Darkness." In time, Ken wrote storylines and helped design RPGs in all these DnD worlds: Forgotten Realms, Krynn, Dark Sun, and Al-Qadim.

Working with Stormfront Studios, Ken wrote interactive mystery stories for the "Eagle Eye Mysteries" series for EA Kids, then helped develop the story and characters for "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Harbinger," an action-adventure game featuring the voices of cast members of the Star Trek TV series. Ken then worked with both Stormfront and SSI on "Pool of Radiance 2: Ruins of Myth Drannor," SSI's update to the Gold Box style game.

Ken became interested both in socially relevant gaming and in alternate reality game experiences, and in 2007 ran "World Without Oil," an alternate reality game exploring oil dependency and community resilience. He has continued by creating or co-creating "Ruby's Bequest" (2009), "Zorop" (2010), "Giskin Anomaly" (2010-12), "Ed Zed Omega" (2012) and "Future Coast" (2014) as well as several smaller-scale experiential games such as "Hiss Pop" and "Horas Perditam."

Ken works as a freelance game and experience designer from his home office in San Jose, CA.

Last updated: Aug 27, 2013