Silas S. Warner
aka: Silas Warner, Silas Sayers Warner
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Silas S. Warner (August 18, 1949 – March 3, 2004) was the programmer on Castle Wolfenstein (1981), the game that would later inspire Wolfenstein 3D, but also involved with Beyond Castle Wolfenstein, Gunship, Silent Service and Red Storm Rising. He worked at Muse Software and MicroProse Software, Inc. Around 1993 he was employed by Virgin Games and worked on games like Robin Hood for the SNES. He was married with Kari Ann Owen and passed away following a long-term fight against kidney disease.
He was a rather unusual man. To quote Muse Software's founder Ed Zaron:
Silas is one of a kind. I'll never forget first meeting him. Silas is a big guy, maybe 6'8" and say 320lbs. Here's the picture, he was walking down mainstreet in downtown Baltimore wear a huge, sagging sports coat. He had a car battery (yes, car battery!) in one pocket, a CB radio in the other pocket and a whip antenna stuck down the back of his jacket. He was occasionally talking on the CB as he held two magazines open in one hand. One of Silas's favorite things was to read two mags simultaneously, kinda one inside the other, flipping back and forth.
Credited on 34 games
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|Demolition Man (1994, 3DO)||Special Thanks|
|Mick & Mack as the Global Gladiators (1993, Genesis)||Special Thanks to|
|The Terminator (1993, SEGA CD)||Programmed by|
|Cool Spot (1993, Genesis)||Special Thanks to|
|Jigsaw: The Ultimate Electronic Puzzle (1992, CD-i)||Programmers|
|Gunship (1990, Sharp X68000)||Original 68000 Program|
|Sid Meier's Pirates! (1988, Apple IIgs)||Sound|
|Red Storm Rising (1988, Commodore 64)||Original C-64 Programming|
|Airborne Ranger (1987, Commodore 64)||Playtesting|
|Silent Service (1986, Atari ST)||Atari ST version by|
|Acrojet (1985, Commodore 64)||Playtesting|
|Beyond Castle Wolfenstein (1984, Apple II)||Programmed by|
|Space Taxi (1984, Commodore 64)||Sound by|
|Rescue Squad (1983, Commodore 64)||Music|
|Firebug (1982, Apple II)||Game by|
|Robot War (1981, Apple II)||Created by|
|Castle Wolfenstein (1981, Apple II)||Game Design|
|ABM (1980, Apple II)||By|
|Maze Game (1978, Apple II)||By|
|Side Show (1978, Apple II)||By|
[ full credits ]
- 4 games with Sid Meier
- 4 games with David Bishop
- 4 games with Arnold Hendrick
- 4 games with Alan Roireau
- 4 games with Noah Tool
- 4 games with Willis Wong
- 4 games with John Alvarado
- 4 games with Stephen Clarke-Willson
- 4 games with Steven S. Henifin
- 4 games with John D. Daleske
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- 10 games with Muse Software
- 6 games with MicroProse Software, Inc.
- 4 games with Virgin Interactive...
- 4 games with MicroProse-Spectrum...
- 2 games with Avalon Interactive
- 2 games with U.S. Gold Ltd.
- 2 games with MicroProse Japan K.K.
- 2 games with Virgin Interactive...
- 2 games with Kixx
- 1 game with Main Street Publishing, Inc.