Sam Lantinga

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Lead Software Engineer

Sam Lantinga, also known as Slouken, is a former Blizzard Lead Software Engineer. He created the World of Warcraft UI addon system, and has also worked on spells, AI, and gameplay systems such as phasing and battlegrounds. He frequently posted help and updates regarding the World of Warcraft UI, and was very much involved with the community.

On January 4th, 2011, Sam Lantinga announced that he had recently left Blizzard Entertainment to work exclusively on his business, Galaxy Gameworks, and the SDL.[1]


  • Prior to joining Blizzard, Slouken was the lead programmer for Loki Entertainment Software.
  • He is also the primary developer of SDL, a cross-platform game development library.


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