Stephen A. Hornback

aka: Steve Hornback, Steven Hornback, Stephen Hornback, Stephen A Hornback
Moby ID: 730

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Stephen Hornback (1954 - 2016) owned and was the Lead Artist for Soldak Entertainment. He had over 20 years of digital art experience in game development and design. Stephen was proficient in Photoshop and 3D Studio Max as well as Source, DOOM, and Unreal tech. He also had experience as a developer for the PC, Xbox, and Sony PlayStation development platforms.

Stephen originally created clip art as shareware, which won an award resulting in a call from Apogee/3D Realms in '91 to work as a game artist. There he worked on Cosmo's Cosmic Adventure, Duke Nukem II, Rise of the Triad, Duke Nukem 3D and Atomic Edition, Shadow Warrior, and other things like designing the 3D Realms logo. Then Stephen joined Rogue Entertainment in 2000 where he worked with a development team making American Mcgee's Alice for Electronic Arts. After Rogue, he was hired by at Ritual Entertainment as a Senior Artist where he worked on games such as Star Trek: Elite Forces II, Blackhawk Down: Team Sabre, and Sin Episodes: Emergence.

After leaving Ritual, Stephen started his own contract art business where he created mainly environmental artwork for game developers. In 2011, Stephen accepted the position as an owner of Soldak Entertainment where he was involved in creation/direction of all game related art assets for projects. Stephen's last project for Soldak Entertainment was Drox Operative, a space action RPG.

He passed away in 2016. The game Rise of the Triad: Ludicrous Edition (2023) is dedicated to his memory.

Credited on 36 games

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Rise of the Triad: Ludicrous Edition (2023, Windows) This game is dedicated to the memory of
Shadow Warrior 2 (2016, Windows) Artists
Duke Nukem 3D: 20th Anniversary World Tour (2016, Windows) Artwork
Zombasite (2016, Windows) Lead Artist
Shadow Warrior (2013, Windows) Artists
Rise of the Triad (2013, Windows) Art
Shadow Warrior Classic Redux (2013, Windows) Artists
Duke Nukem 3D: Megaton Edition (2013, Windows) Artwork
Drox Operative (2012, Windows) Lead Artist
Duke Nukem Forever (2011, Xbox 360) Gearbox also wishes to acknowledge the following people who were registered on our credits website and may have been involved with or influenced Duke Nukem Forever between 1997 and 2011
Din's Curse: Demon War (2011, Windows) Artists
Din's Curse (2010, Windows) Artists
Rise of the Triad: Dark War (2009, Windows) Artists
Depths of Peril (2007, Windows) Artists
SiN Episodes: Emergence (2006, Windows) Art
25 to Life (2006, Xbox) Artists
Counter-Strike: Condition Zero (2004, Windows) Ritual Entertainment
Delta Force: Black Hawk Down - Team Sabre (2004, Windows) Art
Star Trek: Elite Force II (2003, Windows) Additional Art
Duke Nukem Advance (2002, Game Boy Advance) Original Duke 3D Art Assets

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    Stephen Hornback's website with examples of his artwork for the game industry over the past several years (archived)


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