Lars Pensjö

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Lars Pensjö of Sweden is the original author of the LPMud MUD engine and the LPC programming language,[1][2] and is one of the founders of Genesis LPMud,[3] notable for their part in the history of MMORPGs as well as the Pike programming language.[4] He attended Chalmers University of Technology[5] in Gothenburg, Sweden, from 1980 to 1984. He was a member of the as of 2008 defunct[6] Chalmers Datorförening ("CD"), after which the CD gamedriver and mudlib were named.

Pensjö works for the software company Ghost Games.[5] He lives in Torslanda,[7] Gothenburg, together with his wife Marica Pensjö,[7] a certified masseuse.[8] They have three sons, Mikael, Jonas and Andreas.[citation needed]

Pensjö's hobbies include running for the team Solvikingarna[9] in Skatås, Gothenburg.


  1. ^ Bartle, Richard (2003). Designing Virtual Worlds. New Riders. p. 10. ISBN 0-13-101816-7. LPMUD was named after its author, Lars Pensjö of the University of Gothenburg, Sweden.
  2. ^ Shah, Rawn; Romine, James (1995). Playing MUDs on the Internet. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. p. 158. ISBN 0-471-11633-5. ... the original Mudlib distributed by LP, Lars Pensjö, and his team.
  3. ^ Mulligan, Jessica; Patrovsky, Bridgette (2003). Developing Online Games: An Insider's Guide. New Riders. p. 451. ISBN 1-59273-000-0. Lars Penjske creates LPMud and opens Genesis.
  4. ^ "The History of Pike". Pike. Archived from the original on 2010-02-04. Retrieved 2009-09-09. In the beginning, there was Adventure. Then a bunch of people decided to make multi-player adventure games. One of those people was Lars Pensjö at the Chalmers university in Gothenburg, Sweden. For his game he needed a simple, memory-efficient language, and thus LPC (Lars Pensjö C) was born. About a year later Fredrik Hübinette started playing one of these games and found that the language was the most easy-to-use language he had ever encountered.
  5. ^ a b "Lars Pensjö". LinkedIn. Retrieved 9 September 2009.
  6. ^ "Lysators medlemsmöte 2008-10-01" (PDF). Retrieved 9 September 2009.
  7. ^ a b "Lars Pensjö". Eniro Personer. Retrieved 9 September 2009.
  8. ^ "O.S.A. Gårda AB". Archived from the original on 19 June 2009. Retrieved 9 September 2009.
  9. ^ "Lars Pensjö". Solvikingarna. Archived from the original on 24 December 2007. Retrieved 9 September 2009.