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Kenneth W. Arnold

aka: Kenneth Arnold

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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.

Credited on 8 games

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Ultima VI: The False Prophet (1990, DOS) Sound
Omega (1989, DOS) Engineers Handbook Editors
Times of Lore (1989, DOS) Additional Programming
Ultima V: Warriors of Destiny (1988, DOS) Programming
Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar (1985, Commodore 64) Music
Ultima II: The Revenge of the Enchantress... (1983, DOS) Programming
Exodus: Ultima III (1983, Apple II) Musical Score Composed, Arranged And Realised For Thy Pleasure By
Ultima (1981, Apple II) Programming

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Kenneth W. Arnold
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