FWsim was created by Lukas Trötzmüller, out of personal interest with pyrotechnics.
The initial release was in 2010. Soon, fireworks enthusiasts and professionals started using the software. In 2011 the professional edition was released.
Lukas has a Master's degree in computer science. Besides his work on FWsim, he enjoys playing pipe organ and weightlifting. As a member of Giving What We Can, he donates 10% of his income to effective charities.
My name is Marcus Athmer - I’m working on effects design for FWsim as well as strategy & marketing. I also make customized virtual shows for corporate clients and event management companies.
In the first years of my life I was already fascinated by fireworks. Early on I started to plan fireworks and study the industry in depth. In search of a simulation software I came across FWsim back in 2010, and have used it ever since. On weekends I work as a DJ at weddings and festivals, and I also use pyrotechnics at some of those events.
I have a bachelor's degree in Business Administration & Management. In addition to working at FWsim, I study marketing management at IU International University.
Josué Beauregard (Splash Screen for FWsim Basic & Creative Edition)
Walther_P22 from feuerwerk-forum.de (Sounds, Suggestions)
maximus from feuerwerk-forum.de (Effects)
Colposcuro from feuerwerk-forum.de (Effects)
Pyro and Giga-knall from feuerwerk-forum.de (Sounds)
Pichu from feuerwerk-forum.de (Launch Flame Photo)
russmer from sxc.hu (Background Photo "Sinai Sky")
Everaldo Coelho, David Vignoni, and Mark James (Icon-Sets Crystal, Nuvola, and Silk; respectively)
Pyroland - der Feuerwerks-Shop (Partnership)
All beta testers
FEUERWERK.net (in German)