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Don Wuenschell

Game Credits


Twilight: 2000 (1991)   (Game Design by)
Space 1889 (1990)   (Game Design by)


XCOM: Enemy Unknown (2012)   (Gameplay Engineers)
CivWorld (2011)   (Programming Leads)
Sid Meier's Civilization V (2010)   (Systems Programmers)
Sid Meier's Civilization: Revolution (2009)   (Programming Lead)
Sid Meier's Civilization: Revolution (2008)   (Programming Lead)
Sid Meier's Railroads! (2006)   (Lead Engineer)
Sid Meier's Civilization IV (2005)   (Programming Group)
Sid Meier's Pirates! (2004)   (Programming)
Warhammer 40,000: Rites of War (1999)   (Programming Team)
War Wind (1996)   (Programming Director (DreamForge))
Chronomaster (1995)   (Programming)
Ravenloft: Stone Prophet (1995)   (Programming)
Menzoberranzan (1994)   (Lead Programming)
Ravenloft: Strahd's Possession (1994)   (Lead Programming)
Veil of Darkness (1993)   (Additional Programming)
Twilight: 2000 (1991)   (Programming by)
The Punisher (1990)   (Programming)
Space 1889 (1990)   (Programmed by)
X-Men (1989)   (Program by)


Sid Meier's Civilization V (2010)   (Audio Programmers)
MegaTraveller 2: Quest for the Ancients (1991)   (Sound System by)

Quality Assurance

MegaTraveller 2: Quest for the Ancients (1991)   (Additional Playtesting)


Sid Meier's Civilization IV: Beyond the Sword (2007)   (Technology Leads)


Sid Meier's Civilization III: Conquests (2003)   (Firaxians)
X-Men II: The Fall of the Mutants (1991)   (THANKS)

Developer Biography

Don Wuenschell is a long-time game industry veteran beginning in 1989. His first two games were Marvel licensed titles for the Commodore 64 (you remember that machine?): The Amazing Spiderman and Captain America in Dr. Doom’s Revenge and X-Men: Madness in Murderworld. Even before this, he used to spend all of his parent’s money at local arcades.

He joined Firaxis in 2002 as a programmer, a spot he still holds in 2006.

Outside of gaming, he likes to sample the plethora of different beers around as well as visiting local bowling establishments. He only has four, 300 games so he’s in no danger of leaving to go on the Professional Bowler’s Tour.

Don has a degree in Computer Science from Computer Systems Institute in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Last updated: May 05, 2006