Stephen J Sweeney
Stephen J. Sweeney is a British software engineer, probably best known for creating a number of GPL-licensed video games (such as Project: Starfighter, Blob Wars: Metal Blob Solid, and Blob Wars: Blob And Conquer), under the banner of Parallel Realities. Much of his work has been featured in British computer magazines such as Amiga Format and Linux Format. He began programming in the early 1990s on the Amiga series of computers.
Sweeney was born in Brighton, UK in 1977 and attending Oxford Brookes University, where he studied environmental biology, before beginning a career in computers in 2001. He spent many years working in finance for banks such as Lehman Brothers, Barclays Capital and UBS.
Under the banner of Parallel Realities, Sweeney and his brother created a number of free video games, starting on the Amiga before releasing a large number developed on GNU/Linux. Notable games included TANX Squadron (Amiga, 1999), Project: Starfighter (2002), Blob Wars: Metal Blob Solid (2004), Virus Killer (2004), Blob Wars: Blob And Conquer (2008), and The Legend of Edgar (2009). All of the games for operating systems that include the Linux kernel were released under the GNU General Public License.
- Parallel Realities Homepage
- Battle for the Solar System Homepage
- Linux.com Article and Interview
- Stephen_J._Sweeney at the Internet Speculative Fiction Database
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