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Kenneth W. Arnold

Also Known As

  • Kenneth Arnold

Game Credits


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


Ultima (1981)   (Graphics)


Ultima VI: The False Prophet (1990)   (Sound)
Ultima V: Warriors of Destiny (1988)   (Apple Music by)
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)   (Engineer's Handbook Editors)


Exodus: Ultima III (1983)   (Special thanks goes out to those who assisted through long hours of work and playtest)

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