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Robert Barris

Also Known As

  • Rob Barris
  • Bob Barris

Game Credits


Heavy Barrel (1989)   (Game by)


StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty (2010)   (Additional Programming)
World of WarCraft: Cataclysm (2010)   (Additional Programming)
World of WarCraft: Wrath of the Lich King (2008)   (MacIntosh Programming)
World of WarCraft: The Burning Crusade (2007)   (Macintosh Programming)
Master of Orion 3 (2003)   (Additional Core Technology)
WarCraft III: Reign of Chaos (2002)   (Additional Macintosh Programming)
Invictus: In the Shadow of Olympus (2000)   (Technology Programming)
Shanghai: Second Dynasty (1999)   (Engine Programmers)
Shanghai: Dynasty (1997)   (Engine Programmers)
Alone in the Dark: The Trilogy 1+2+3 (1996)   (Alone 1 Mac Programmer)
Conquest of the New World (1996)   (Lead Programmer)
Conquest of the New World: Deluxe Edition (1996)   (Additional Programming)
Shanghai: Great Moments (1995)   (Libraries / Utilities)
APB (1991)   (Programming)
Castles (1991)   (Programming Assistance)
Karnov (1987)   (Program by)


Alone in the Dark: The Trilogy 1+2+3 (1996)   (Animation)


APB (1991)   (Sound)


Conquest of the New World: Deluxe Edition (1996)   (Appreciated Assistance)
Richard Scarry's Best Neighborhood Disc Ever! (1994)   (Technical Assistance)


Star Wars: Empire at War - Forces of Corruption (2006)   (Petroglyph Special Thanks)
DOOM II (1995)   (Thanks to)


Karnov (1987)   (Undetermined)

Developer Biography

Rob Barris is the lead software engineer for Blizzard Entertainment's Mac development group, where he has worked on World of Warcraft, Warcraft III, and Diablo II.

Prior to joining Blizzard, he worked at Quicksilver Software from 1986-2001, on games such as Castles, Conquest of the New World, APB for Atari Lynx, and others.

A graduate of UC Irvine's computer science program, Rob lives in Southern California with his wife and daughter. He is amused by the fact that his first computer had 4KB RAM while his current one has 4GB, only 30 years later.

Last updated: Nov 29, 2006