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Greatest Game Developers Who Changed The World Of Computer Games

Computer games have come a long way. During 1980’s the text/ASCII based games were popular. In the 1990’s the arcade games slowly transformed in to 3d games and by late 1990, prominent 3d games like Quake/Quake2/Unreal became popular than ever. These changes owe a lot to few greatest game programmers and designers that gaming industry has seen. Here is a partial list of game programmers and a tribute to them! Do help us grow the list. Comments are most appreciated.
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Alexey Pajitnov – A Russian computer engineer who co-authored the very famous Tetris in 1985.

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Michael Abrash – Prolific author of optimized graphic routines, expert on 8086 assembly, Game programming. He has created games like  Space Strike, PC Booter, Cosmic Crusader and up to a certain extent id Software’s Quake. He has authored famous books like Graphics Programming Black Book, Code Optimization: The Ultimate Guide to Writing Software That Pushes PCs to the Limit and many other technical write-ups.

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Scott Adams – He is the co-founder of Adventure International, an early publisher of games for home computers. He has developed many of early games like Adevntureland, Pirate Adventure etc for CP/M and MS-DOS. He was the first person known to create an adventure-style game for personal computers,way back in 1978.

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Ed Boon – He is famous as the co-creator of the Mortal Kombat franchise

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David Braben -co-creator of Elite –Space Trading computer game.

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Danielle Bunten Berry developer of several early groundbreaking games, such as M.U.L.E. and The Seven Cities of Gold

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John Carmack – He is probably the greatest game programmer who introduced us to first person shoot ‘em up 3D games. He is the programmer of many groundbreaking 3D games such as Wolfenstein 3D, the Doom series and the Quake series.

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Will Crowther was the originator of Colossal Cave Adventure – the first ever Computer Adventure Game (1976)

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Richard Garriott (a.k.a. Lord British) – developer of the Ultima series among others
Jordan Mechner – developer of several games with groundbreaking animation, such as Karateka and The Prince of Persia series

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Sid Meier – developer of numerous successful series, such as Civilization, Pirates! and Railroad Tycoon, among others. Brian Reynolds also had been involved in Civilization games.

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Alan Miller – co-founder of the first independent console game publisher and programmer of several early Atari 2600 games

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Robyn and Rand Miller – owners of Cyan Worlds, designers of Myst, Riven and other games

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Jeff Minter founder of Llamasoft

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Peter Molyneux designer and programmer of Fable, Black & White, their sequels and Theme Park

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Chris Sawyer – programmer and designer of Transport Tycoon series and Roller Coaster Tycoon

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Ken Silverman – Creator of the Build Engine used first by Duke Nukem 3D, Shadow Warrior, Blood and later by many other games. Ken created his first 3D engine around the same time Carmack created the Doom engine.

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Tim Sweeney – Creator of the Unreal Engine and ZZT

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Anne Westfall – Programmer of all versions of home computer era game Archon. Joe Freeman is her husband, who is also a game programmer.

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Don Woods – was co-author of Colossal Cave Adventure
Will Wright – programmer turned designer of most Sim- games including SimCity (City Building Game), The Sims (Life simulation game) and Spore.

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Shigeru Miyamoto – Japanese Video Game designer and producer. He is famous for several games like Mario, Donkey Kong, The Legend of Zelda, Star Fox, Animal Crossing, Pikmin and F-Zero.

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Hironobu Sakaguchi – Designer of Final Fantasy

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Amazing Bulldozer Simulator – Digger Simulator

Well, this one is unique and never to be missed! Anyone who likes detailed simulators should try this Excavator Simulator. Very detailed and a bit tricky to use the controls. Once you master them, countless hours of realistic experience is guaranteed. You can take control of Excavators, Dumpers, Bulldozers and more. image

Features:

  • Everything from the smallest excavator to enormous bucket wheel excavators can be operated in this digger simulator.
  • Players get to feel what it’s like behind the controls of a 240 meter long bucket wheel excavator.
  • highly detailed control panel the super structure and bucket wheel are controlled.
  • In addition to operating the bucket wheel excavators, you can also take control of bulldozers, track-type loaders, dumpers and excavators in order to perform the different tasks presented.
  • Detailed and lavish graphics and the machines make this simulator come to life and thanks to the realistic controls you will really feel like you are in the driver’s seat of these spectacular machines.
  • Different camera modes will have complete overview of your environments.
  • Digger Simulator offers uncountable hours of realistic simulation fun!
  • Finally there is a digger simulator for your PC that lives up to your every expectation.

But Digger Simulator here on Amazon.

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Free and Complete Drag Racing Simulator Available For Download!

Street Challenger – Extreme Velocity is a next generation Drag Racing simulator with the latest in 3d graphics, mp3 Music, burn-outs, customimage graphics, etc. Developed by Kris Bloom, with the help of other community testers, designers, Street Challenger EV is the right racing simulator for every racing fan.

Street Challenger EV community consists of players worldwide, ranging from casual race fans, die-hard gearheads…to seasoned real life racers. EV Fans pride themselves on their community! It requires your support! The game is Free and can be downloaded immediately without any hassles. However, it is an online/multiplayer game so you need broadband internet connection. 

Highlights:

  • Point system, you earn points while you race. Based on the points you can upgrade your car etc.
  • Garage
  • Lot of tracks
  • Great details in cars, tracks and other 3D elements.
  • Multiplayer game and you can challenge others.
  • Great community with chat, forum support.
  • Tournament support and much much more for FREE :)


Following screenshots will give you a better idea on how the game really looks like!

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If you are interested in trying out the game, then please download it here. Its about 200MB in size.

Great Browser Games At the largest Gaming Portal – Free Games With No Download and No Installation

Browser games does not require any huge downloads or any software installation on your PC. They are games that you can just start playing online right in your browser. Because of the fat it is played in a browser, you can play these games literally from anywhere. Like other computer games they support real multiplayer options.

Bigpoint.com is the largest gaming portal ( available in English and many other languages) and one of the top 3 gaming portals worldwide. Bigpoint.com, the number 1 gaming portal offers a wide variety of high-quality online games. You can play online right in your browser, no download necessary and have real multiplayer game fun. Best thing is that it can be played from anywhere and anytime.

  • Developers can upload their browser and casual games directly to Bigpoint.com. It has high set standard and online games must meet their standards.
  • In order to constantly provide new and exciting gaming experience, Bigpoint always keeps licensing new browser and client games
  • Bigpoint develops their own browser games in order to have an exclusive set of games which offer the same features and quality that other games can only deliver on game CDs or consoles
  • It provides free use of the all the games and allows players of all ages to have high-class fun

Bigpoint.com has become the top destination for the best online games, from a small change for your coffee break to complex long-term multiplayer games.

Get on to the number one gaming portal below and start the fun!

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12 Free and Awesome First Person Shooter Games – Part 2

In earlier post, we covered  the Part 1 of the Free and Awesome First Person Shooter Games series. Here is the following Part 2. Another great 12 Free full First Person Shooter gaimagemes. Most of them are huge downloads and may take a while to download. However, these are full games and enjoyment is guaranteed. Read on…

War Rock 1.1

A dynamic combat experience like no other! Equip yourself from a wide array of weapons and field gear, and fight on foot or take the battle to the enemy in armored vehicles ranging from Blackhawk choppers and K1 tanks to F-15 Eagles.

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Download it here

Alien Arena 2009

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Alien Arena is a fast paced (like Quake 3 and Unreal Tournament), furious frag fest with arenas ranging from the small, to the massive. With a large built-in player base, it’s never hard to find a good match going on, at any hour of the day. The community is friendly, as well as prolific. Dozens of maps, models, and various accessories have been created by community members to add on to the game experience. The CRX engine that powers Alien Arena has received very significant upgrades in recent releases, resulting not only in stunning new visuals, but vastly increased performance as well.

Download it from here.

Digital Paint – PaintBall 2.0

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Digital Paint – Paintball 2.0 is a fast, team oriented first person shooting game with team support. Various modes support Attack, Combat, Defend, Death match etc,

Download it from here.

Kuma Games (Over 90 Free games!)

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Kuma War is a series of playable recreations of real events in the War on Terror. Nearly 100 playable missions bring our soldiers’ heroic stories to life, and you can get them all right now, for free. Stop watching the news and get in the game! You need broadband high speed internet for better experience.

Download it here.

ArenaXScape

ArenaXcape is a multiplayer arena shooter game based on AlienXcape. In ArenaXcape you can battle with three of your friends over a LAN or the Internet. ArenaXcape is designed for the high-end graphics possible with Windows Vista and Window 7 and DirectX 10. In this three story level, you can pick up multiple weapons, find additional health, and battle until one player gets 20 Frags.

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Download it here.

CyberQuest V1.0

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Cyber Quest is a first person shooter game about an experimental uber-soldier sent to destroy the machines that where originally built to protect but has rebelled due to being infected by an advanced computer virus written by a terrorist group known as the CyberSkulls. Now mankind´s fate hangs in the balance as the only chance we have of survival is an amped up uber-soldier re-programmed from the very enemy that seeks to destroy us.

Download it here.

NTE: Strike and Retrieve

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NTE: Strike & Retrieve presents a mental challenge that requires both sound reasoning and quick-thinking action on your part. At the Navy we know the missions of the future will be determined not by who is the strongest but by who is the smartest.

Download it here.

The Crypt 2.0

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In this 3D First Person Shooter game, you wake up in a dimly-lit crypt. You have to shoot your way out. Using the arrow keys and your mouse, you navigate the tightly guarded maze of The Crypt. Gain as much energy and lives as possible along the way because, you will need them!

Download it here.

Penumbra 1.1 Free

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Penumbra uses our in-house develop 3D engine, featuring the latest graphics and physics technologies. Thanks to these technologies Penumbra is able to immerse players into it’s world of horror, unlike anything seen before within the genre.

Download it here.

Urban Terror

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Urban Terror™ is a free multiplayer first person shooter developed by FrozenSand, that (thanks to the ioquake3-code) does not require Quake III Arena anymore. It is available for Windows, Linux and Macintosh.

Download it here.

Gore Special Edition

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Gore – The Ultimate Soldier is an online multi-player game with a goal of providing classic hard core FPS action, blended with pure filth, humor and unique characters to give the player an experience that is fun and unique, but also without the stress and seriousness of many other styles of FPS games.

Download it here.

Full Spectrum  Warrior

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In the game, players will command and coordinate the actions of two infantry squads leading them through a hostile urban warzone, as they outthink, outmaneuver and battle enemies through thirteen levels of intense combat. In addition, players can also go online and team up with a friend for two-player co-op gameplay. Full Spectrum Warrior is based on a light infantry-training simulator designed by Pandemic Studios for the U.S. Army as a tool to reinforce Army combat doctrine and squad tactics among troops.

Download it here.

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