Sam Palahnuk

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Sam Palahnuk
Born (1961-01-01) January 1, 1961 (age 53)
Los Angeles, CA
Occupation Game designer

Sam Palahnuk (born January 1, 1961) is an American computer game designer and founder of the game development company, Brother Wolf. He is best known as the original designer of groundbreaking computer games such as Star Trek - Strategic Operations Simulator, Wolf and Disney's The Animation Studio.

Biography[edit]

Sam L. Palahnuk was born in Los Angeles, CA to a family of five. He designed and programmed his first games, Laser Base and Sky Rocket, on an Apple II while still in college at UCLA. Before he had graduated, he wrote a fan letter to SEGA which ended with him being hired to program and design arcade video games. With the hit game Star Trek, he became one of SEGAs top designers.

Moving from programming to acting as a designer and producer, Palahnuk went on to design the first CD-ROM game created, Airwave Adventure: Case of the Cautious Condor. He then moved to Disney Software to create top selling CD-ROM games, including Mickey's ABC's which was a platinum selling title.

Since leaving the game industry, he has worked in a variety of fields, and now includes professional photography as one of his skills.

Games credited/designed[edit]

  • Wolf (1994), Sanctuary Woods Inc.
  • Nomad (1993), GameTek Inc.
  • Who Wants to be a Millionaire, Walt Disney Computer Software
  • Disney’s Villain’s Revenge, Walt Disney Computer Software
  • The Tigger Movie Game, Walt Disney Computer Software
  • Gillis Magic
  • Mattel’s Construction Zone
  • Mattel’s “Crash”
  • Mattel’s Barbie Riding Club
  • The Greedy Show with Jim Belushi
  • iDateSmart
  • Ever Wonder
  • Colgate 2000 Ride Show
  • Deep Raider
  • Chaos
  • Cyberia 2
  • I want to be a Fossil Finder
  • I want to be a Pet Vet
  • Anastasia Activity Center
  • Wolf
  • Felix the Cat
  • Ecco’s Great Ocean Treasure Hunt, SEGA
  • Tails & the Music Maker, SEGA
  • Deep Earth
  • Path Finder
  • Mickey’s Adventure in Letterland, Walt Disney Computer Software
  • Aladdin, Walt Disney Computer Software
  • Mickey's Ultimate Challenge, Walt Disney Computer Software
  • Follow the Reader, Walt Disney Computer Software
  • The Disney Animation Studio, Walt Disney Computer Software
  • Hare Raising Havoc (1991), Walt Disney Computer Software
  • Dick Tracy, Walt Disney Computer Software
  • Mickey's ABCs (2003), Walt Disney Computer Software
  • Mickey's 123s (2003), Walt Disney Computer Software
  • Mickey's Colors & Shapes (2003), Walt Disney Computer Software
  • Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Walt Disney Computer Software
  • Mickey Mousecapade, Walt Disney Computer Software
  • Airwave Adventure: Case of the Cautious Condor
  • Turbo Tag (1985), Bally Midway
  • Star Trek II - The Genesis Plague, SEGA
  • Star Trek - Strategic Operations Simulator (1982), SEGA
  • Ixion, SEGA

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