Artwork for Wing Commander 1

Wingleader Logo

In the news: Wingleader Logos (2011/08/25)
Project: WC1
Date: Unknown

As development continued, a trademark search revealed that another company had already developed a game called "Squadron". The decision was made to change the name to "Wingleader" during development and initial promotion... which lead to many promotional screenshots, sell sheets and posters printed with the name. Origin decided late in the process that Wingleader sounded too similar to Microprose's concurrent game, Wingman... and the decision was made to change the name to Wing Commander! Here's a look at the original Wingleader logo

Water Planet Painting

In the news: The Lost Painting (2011/08/25)
Project: WC1
Date: Unknown

Unused material for the early Wing Commander is at a premium -- few records of the game's development have been found today and a great deal of material cut from the initial release was added back to the Secret Missions packs. One very interesting piece has been found, though -- a painting of a water planet created by Origin super-artist Dennis Loubet for the game. Take a look!

Wing Commander Box Art

In the news: Wing Commander Box Art (2011/08/25)
Project: WC1
Date: Unknown

There is no more iconic image for Wing Commander than the box art to the original game. Everything about the game fired on all cylinders, of course, but the box was just incredible--all that you needed to know about Wing Commander was right there in that amazing rendering. It's no wonder it has been reused and parodied time and again over the past two decades!

Kilrathi Saga Calendar Sketches

In the news: Pretty, Sketchy (2011/08/11)
View: Gallery
Project: WC1, WC2, WC3

This set of awesome sketches--created throughout the development of the first three Wing Commander games--originally appeared in the 1997 Kilrathi Saga calendar. Now you can see them all at their original resolution!

Claw Marks Art: Tiger's Claw Crew

In the news: The Art of Claw Marks - Part 1: Talking Heads (2011/08/11)
View: Gallery
Project: WC1

Print resolution versions of the art used in the magazine that started it all, Claw Marks!

Claw Marks Art: Fighter Blueprints

In the news: The Art of Claw Marks - Part 2: Space Fighters (2011/08/11)
View: Gallery
Project: WC1

Print resolution versions of the art used in the magazine that started it all, Claw Marks!

Claw Marks Art: Various Artwork

In the news: The Art of Claw Marks - Part 3: And The Rest (2011/08/11)
View: Gallery
Project: WC1

Print resolution versions of the art used in the magazine that started it all, Claw Marks!

Claw Marks Art: Kilrathi Aces

In the news: The Art of Claw Marks: Fearsome Foursome (2011/08/11)
View: Gallery
Project: WC1

Print resolution versions of the art used in the magazine that started it all, Claw Marks!

Document Archive

Wing Commander 1

Wing Commander 2

Wing Commander 3

Wing Commander 4

Wing Commander Prophecy

Wing Commander SecretOps

  • Notes
  • Scripts
  • Design Documents
  • Manuals
  • Artwork
  • Advertising
  • Errata

Wing Commander Privateer

Privateer 2: The Darkening

Other Titles