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Chris Crawford

Who is Chris Crawford?

Chris Crawford is a prominent figure in the history of video games, particularly known for his work as a game designer, author, and educator. He has been involved in the industry since the early days, contributing to the development of numerous games and pioneering various concepts in game design.

Crawford is perhaps best known for his groundbreaking work in interactive storytelling and simulation games. He created "Balance of Power", a geopolitical strategy game released in 1985, which was acclaimed for its innovative gameplay mechanics and realistic depiction of international politics during the Cold War era.

In addition to his work in game development, Crawford has authored several influential books on game design, including "The Art of Computer Game Design" and "Chris Crawford on Interactive Storytelling". He is also known for his advocacy of interactive storytelling as a distinct form of art and his critique of mainstream video game design practices.

Chris Crawford
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Video game designer
Known for:
Eastern Front, Balance of Power
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Games by Chris Crawford

This is a chronological list of games designed by Chris Crawford from 1987 to 1990 on Abandonware DOS for DOS, Windows, Linux or Mac.

Patton vs. Rommel


Balance of Power: The 1990 Edition

1989Windows 3.xsimulationfreeware

Balance of the Planet

1990DOSMac OSsimulation