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

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