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Ciaran Eugene Gultnieks (born 1970) is a British computer game programmer, whose projects include Star Wars (1988, for home computers), Dogfight (1993), Slipstream 5000 (1995) and Hardwar (1998) for the PC. He is the founder of F-Droid and contributes to the microblogging platform StatusNet.
Gultnieks was the first employee at Vektor Grafix, later moving on to work for Microprose and Spectrum Holobyte. In 1993, he co-founded development house The Software Refinery, which closed its doors in 2002. In recent years he has contributed to various open source software projects. In 2010, he founded the F-Droid software repository, a catalogue of FOSS applications for the Android platform.
He is credited on the following games:
- Star Wars (1987), Domark Software, Inc.
- Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (1988), Domark
- Fighter Bomber (1989), Activision
- Strike Aces (1990), Activision
- Killing Cloud, The (1991) Image Works
- Dogfight (1993), Microprose
- Air Duel: 80 Years of Dogfighting (1993), MicroProse
- Slipstream 5000 (1995), Gremlin Interactive
- Hardwar (1998), Gremlin Interactive
- Magazine interview about Hardwar
- Crash Article
- Ciaran Gultnieks' bio, Mobygames.com
- Article/interview in PC Format - Best of British supplement
- Hardwar FAQ - Closure of The Software Refinery
- https://github.com/CiaranG. Retrieved 2015-05-06. Missing or empty
- "About". F-Droid Limited. Retrieved 6 January 2016.
- https://www.fsf.org/blogs/licensing/interview-with-ciaran-gultnieks-of-f-droid. Retrieved 2015-05-06. Missing or empty
- Mobygames profile
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