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ngmoco co-founders Neil Young and Bob Stevenson leave, Clive Downie new CEO

Neil Young left Electronic Arts back in 2008, at the time for a new mystery project – it only took little over a week for Young to announce he had co-founded mobile outfit ngmoco. After a long stint as CEO, Young has stepped down and will be replaced by Clive Downie. The other ngmoco co-found...

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See gameplay 'target' footage of Spielberg's canceled Project LMNO

It's common practice for developers to create "target" footage of their games early in the development process in order to give their artists and designers something to shoot for. Following its look back at the now-canceled collaboration between EA and director Steven Spielberg, Project LMNO, 1UP h...

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1UP examines Spielberg's LMNO, the game that 'tried to do too much'

If EA and the Steven Spielberg couldn't pull of a first-person hybrid built on "escape gameplay" and driven by an emotional co-op dynamic, featuring an AI-controlled partner -- spoiler alert -- from the future, whose character evolution was to be determined by non-verbal interaction with the player...

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Neil Young sees opportunity for ngmoco to be 'as meaningful as Electronic Arts,' still focusing on iPhone

[kyeung808] Following up on the recent purchase of Freeverse by Neil Young's ngmoco, the ex-Electronic Arts exec spoke business with PocketGamer. Young's remarks ran the gamut, touching on subjects ranging from the possibility of expanding to other mobile platforms (spoilers: it ain't happening) ...

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Ngmoco acquires iPhone game dev Freeverse

Despite a still-wavering economy (and industry-wide layoffs), Neil Young's ngmoco has just bought up large Brooklyn-based iPhone game developer Freeverse. Gamasutra talked to both ngmoco and Freeverse, who (expectedly) had nothing but sugary kisses to throw at each other. "We've been thinking about...

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GDC09: The four iPhone games ngmoco's Neil Young wishes he made

Most of ngmoco's iPhone games have been insta-classics, but that doesn't mean it doesn't experience a little envy from time to time. We asked boss Neil Young which iPhone hits he wished that he had made. 1. Fieldrunners (this was an easy one, which he answered without any need for reflection) 2. Oca...

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GDC09: Joystiq lunches with gaming luminaries

From L to R: Rob Pardo, Dave Perry, Neil Young, Gary Whitta, Brian Fargo, Will Wright, and Warren Spector Story contributed by N. Evan Van Zelfden Imagine sitting at lunch with Will Wright, Neil Young, and Warren Spector. They're each eating, laughing, and talking about game design with animati...

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GDC09: Why The iPhone Changed Everything

If Apple is ever looking for a cheerleader for the iPhone, it needs to hire Neil Young, stat. In addition to having the same name as a rocker, he's extremely pumped about the gaming possibilities of the portable platform. He jumped ship from EA last year, and is now at ngmoco and loving all things ...

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ngmoco: EA vet Neil Young's new iPhone publisher

Well that didn't take long. Just a little over a week after announcing his departure from Electronic Arts, former EA Blueprint head Neil Young – an 11-year veteran of the mega-publisher – has revealed his latest gig: ngmoco. Never heard of it? Well, that's because it's brand new; howev...

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Breaking: 11-year EA vet Neil Young leaves for 'new project'

Newsweek's got the scoop on Neil Young's departure from publishing giant Electronic Arts. The 11-year veteran – who left for an unspecified "new project" and, anecdotally, wowed us at GDC a couple years back – spent his tenure at EA working on everything from Majestic to The Sims 2 to Me...

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