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Kenneth Llewellyn Demarest III is a computer game programmer, artist, and business person.

Early life and education

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Demarest worked on Wing Commander and developed 3D, texture-mapped characters in BioForge.[citation needed] As a Director of Technology at Origin Systems, Demarest developed the technical prototype for Ultima Online using Ultima VI as a code base.[1] His later work resulted in the persistent-world real-time strategy game NetStorm: Islands At War,[2] which as of March 2016 is being re-made in 3D as Disciples of the Storm, funded through KickStarter.

In social gaming, Demarest was part of the early work blending 3D multiplayer online games and social game play both stand-alone and on networks such as Facebook and MySpace.[3]

Demarest was a founder of Appsoma, a platform as a service for scientific analysis.[citation needed]

As an artist for Shadow Garden he wrote 'Sand',[4] the most popular and frequently sold work on the platform developed by Zack Simpson. Sand is in the permanent collections of numerous museums worldwide including the Discovery Science Center and Sony Wonder Technology Lab. Demarest's later work supported technology that benefits humanity including MorSand, a 2006 Tech Award Laureate,[5] and CellBazaar, a 2007 Laureate.[6]


  1. ^ "Netstorm Postmortem", Experimental Game Play, July 2006, archived from the original on 2007-10-12
  2. ^ "Interview with Ken Demarest", Coming Soon Magazine], July 1997
  3. ^ "Arcadia Management", Arcadia Entertainment, July 2009, archived from the original on 2009-11-30
  4. ^ "Explore the Museum", Sony Wonder Lab, July 2008
  5. ^ "Technology Benefiting Humanity", The Tech Awards, September 2006
  6. ^ "Technology Benefiting Humanity", The Tech Awards, September 2007