Ken Williams

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope

Ken WilliamsName: Ken Williams

Born: October 30, 1954, in Evansville, Indiana

Computer-related contributions

  • American game programmer and co-founder of On-Line Systems, which later became Sierra On-Line. At Sierra, he and his wife Roberta Williams produced classic games such as King's Quest, Space Quest, Police Quest and Leisure Suit Larry. Together, Ken and Roberta were leading figures in the evolution of graphical adventure games.
  • He also acted as a programmer on many of Sierra's first products, acting as the sole programmer of Sierra's very first game Mystery House (1980), the first adventure game with graphics.

Significant publications

  • Crossing an Ocean under Power.

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