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Bruce J. Balfour

Also Known As

  • Bruce Balfour

Game Credits


Outpost (1994)   (Project Manager)
The Dagger of Amon Ra (1992)   (Producer)


Outpost (1994)   (Designer)
Battle Chess: Enhanced CD-ROM (1992)   (Tutorial)
The Dagger of Amon Ra (1992)   (Director)
Neuromancer (1988)   (Design)
Wasteland (1988)   (Scenario Design)


The Dagger of Amon Ra (1992)   (Lyrics)


Space Quest (Collector's Edition) (1994)   (Video)


Battle Chess: Enhanced CD-ROM (1992)   (Tutorial )
The Dagger of Amon Ra (1992)   (Dr. Pippin Carter)

Creative Services

Battle Chess: Enhanced CD-ROM (1992)   (Tutorial)
Battle Chess (1988)   (Manual Written by)

Developer Biography

Biography from the official website at

Bruce Balfour should be considered artificially intelligent and dangerous, having been trained in AI and employed in that field by NASA. He sold his first short stories to Twilight Zone Magazine in 1982. As he is unable to hold a job, he's been a test driver, freelance journalist, comic book writer, strategic planner, systems manager, software development manager, and computer game designer with bestselling titles such as Neuromancer, Wasteland, The Dagger of Amon Ra, and Outpost. His first novel was Star Crusader. He lives in a think tank slightly north of San Francisco with his wife, two stepdaughters, dog, hedgehog, and numerous voices in his head. He has traveled extensively at ground level throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, the UK, Jamaica, Haiti, and the Yucatan Peninsula. He has also traveled extensively at high altitudes aboard NASA's Kuiper Airborne Observatory.

Bruce Balfour is being sought for his role in writing numerous books, then trying to sell them to consumers through bookstores and websites. When spotted in public, he is known to be notoriously approachable and willing to sign books at the drop of a hat, whether or not he wrote the book or the owner wants to have it signed. He has been known to speak to groups of humans, or animals if necessary, on a variety of subjects related to his writing.

Last updated: Sep 07, 2002