Paul Allen Panks

aka: Paul Panks

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Obituary published in The Arizona Republic, on July 12, 2009:

"The life of Paul Allen Panks literally came full circle when he passed away unexpectedly July 5, 2009 two days before his 33rd birthday. He was born three months prematurely at St. Joseph's Hospital in Phoenix on July 7, 1976, where he spent four months in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. It was this fighting spirit that endeared him to us from the start, and helped him with the challenges he would face in his later years. Growing up Paul spent hours drawing, writing & creating computer adventure games, hobbies he enjoyed all of his life. He graduated from Chaparral High School in 1995 and earned a BS degree in Sociology from Northern Arizona University. Paul was preceded in death by grandparents Allen and Lois Panks, and Jim and Ann Williams. He is survived by his parents Gary and Judy, brother Brian, Aunt Jan McLaughlin (Jim), cousins Ryan McLaughlin (Sharon), Tim McLaughlin (Leann), Ethan and Mia McLaughlin, and the Loeffler family. He is also survived by Aunts Shirley Przylucki (Chet), Sally Higdon (Don), and many other loving family members and friends. A celebration of Paul's life will be held 4:00 P.M. Wednesday, July 15, at Shadow Rock United Church of Christ, 12861 N. 8th Avenue, Phoenix. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations in Paul's memory to: The Marc Center East Village, 924 N. Country Club Drive, Mesa Arizona 85201, Attention: Cheryl Anderson. Life will never be the same without Paul, who left us way too soon. Arrangements by Messinger Indian School Mortuary."

Credited on 6 games

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Adventure XT (2007, DOS) By
Ghost of the Fireflies (2007, DOS) By
Vampyre Cross (2007, Commodore 64) By
Jesus of Nazareth (2005, DOS) by
Westfront Omega: The Amulet Of Vega (2002, DOS) By
Westfront PC: The Trials of Guilder (1999, DOS) Concept, Design

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Related Sites add

  • Paul's Homepage
    Last updated in 2009 Paul used this page to record his games, his development as a programmer, hobbies, and the articles and books he wrote. It also contains details of his games together with download links.
  • A collection of Paul Panks' Interactive Fiction games
    This site lists over forty of Paul's games and has download links for most, if not all, of them
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Photo from his obituary, published in 2009.


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