FORA.tv Speaker - Neil Young

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Biography

Neil Young is the CEO and Founder of ngmoco, creator and publisher of games exclusively for iPhone and iPod touch. Prior to founding ngmoco, Young held various positions at Electronic Arts, most recently as the Group General Manager of the EA Blueprint Studio group that included Maxis (creators of Spore and The Sims) and EA's collaborative partnership with Steven Spielberg.

Young joined EA in 1997 as the General Manager of EA's Origina Systems subsidiary, where he supervised the launch of the world's first Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing game, UltimaOnline. Prior to EA/Blueprint, Young served both as Vice President and General Manager of EA Los Angeles (EALA) and EA Maxis where he oversaw all aspects of the studios responsible for the blockbuster franchises Medal of Honor, Command & Conquer, The Lord of the Rings & The Sims.

In 2002 and 2003, Young also led the development of the first The Lord of the Rings games at EA Redwood Shores - The Lord of the Rings, The Two Towers and The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King.

In addition to his other producing and management credits, he was also the creator and driving force behind Majestic, the first Alternate Reality Game (ARG) and a pioneering internet experience that blurred the line between fiction and reality by engaging readers through non-traditional gaming media.

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DiscoveryBeat 2009: Moving Your App to the Next Level

12.08.09 | 00:28:59 min | 1 comment