Steve Fawkner

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Steve Fawkner
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Born (1968-12-13) December 13, 1968 (age 46)
Melbourne, Australia
Occupation Video game designer
Spouse(s) Janeen Fawkner

Steve Fawkner is an Australian[1] software designer, programmer, and composer who has worked for several video game design companies.


He was originally made famous as the creator of Warlords game series in 1989, but in recent years has also been known for creating the Puzzle Quest series. In 2003, after a long alliance with SSG, he split off to form his own game developer company Infinite Interactive.

In 2007, Infinite Interactive put Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords on the market for the DS and PSP. It was a sleeper hit that received critical acclaim from gamers and game developers alike. Infinite Interactive has since ported Puzzle Quest to the Wii, Windows, Xbox 360, PS2, Mac, Mobile, and iPhone.

In 2008, a Puzzle Quest spin-off game was developed on a number of platforms for D3 Publisher of Europe Ltd.. Puzzle Quest: Galactrix was released on February 24, 2009. While critics praised the variety of the gameplay, it wasn't as well received as Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords. A full sequel to Puzzle Quest, "Puzzle Quest 2", was released on June 22, 2010 and was seen as a return to form for the Puzzle Quest series.

Despite popular belief, Fawkner and Infinite Interactive actually had no part in "Marvel Puzzle Quest: Dark Reign", instead licensing the game to a Boston-based studio "Demiurge Studios". Fawkner instead decided to work on another project he called "Puzzle Quest and Warlords thrown together in a blender." [2] "Gems of War" was released on November 20, 2014 and is still being supported with updates and events.

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