Fred Ford (programmer)

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Robert Frederick "Fred" Ford is a video game programmer and son of L. R. Ford, Jr..

Ford is best known for being the co-creator, together with Paul Reiche III, of the Star Control universe. Ford did the programming, while Reiche was responsible for the game design and fiction.[1] Ford has also worked as the lead programmer on The Horde and Pandemonium.[2]

Ford is currently the lead programmer of video game development company Toys for Bob.

On February 12, 2011, it was revealed that Toys for Bob has been working on Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure, with Ford acting as CTO and Lead Programmer.

In October 2017 Fred Ford and Paul Reiche III announced they would be working on a direct sequel to Star Control II called Ghosts of the Precursors.[3]


  1. ^ Star Control 2 Manual
  2. ^ Fred Ford's profile at MobyGames
  3. ^ Ghosts of the Precursors announcement