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

Kenneth W. Arnold

Also Known As

  • Ken Arnold
  • Kenneth Arnold
  • Kenneth C. R. C. Arnold

Game Credits

Design

Rogue Clone (1988)   (Original Rogue by)
NetHack (1987)   (Worst of the depraved individuals out there in netland who sent in particularly intriguing modifications to help out with the game)
Rogue (1983)   (Original Concept)
 

Programming/Engineering

Times of Lore (1988)   (Additional coding)
Ultima V: Warriors of Destiny (1988)   (Programming)
Rogue (1983)   (Writers)
Ultima II: The Revenge of the Enchantress... (1982)   (Programming)
Ultima (1981)   (Programming)
 

Art/Graphics

Ultima (1981)   (Graphics)
 

Audio

Ultima VI: The False Prophet (1990)   (Sound)
Ultima V: Warriors of Destiny (1988)   (Sound)
Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar (1985)   (Music)
Exodus: Ultima III (1983)   (Musical Score Composed, Arranged And Realised For Thy Pleasure By)
 

Quality Assurance

Exodus: Ultima III (1983)   (Playtesters)
 

Creative Services

Omega (1989)   (Engineers Handbook Editors)
NetHack (1987)   (Large portions of the Guide shamelessly cribbed from "A Guide to the Dungeons of Doom" by)
 


Developer Biography

Known to Ultima fans as "Sir Kenneth" or "Lord Kenneth", Ken Arnold produced much of the music for Ultimas 3, 4 and 5 and was portrayed as Lord British's Court Composer.

In the summer of 1979, he worked at the same Computerland as did Origin founder, Richard Garriott, when he had his first success with Akalabeth. Ken and Richard did the graphics for the original Ultima by drawing them on graph paper and manually translating the patterns into machine language. Richard introduced his friend Ken in that game by naming the town Arnold after him.

Last updated: Oct 27, 2003