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Former EA boss invests in Will Wright's Syntertainment

John Riccitiello, former CEO of EA, is the third board member and an investor in Syntertainment, the startup from SimCity creator Will Wright. Syntertainment recently secured $5 million in funding, part of which is attributed to Riccitiello, GamesBeat reports. "John is one of the smartest guys I...

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Will Wright shares admiration for the three Ms: Miyamoto, Molyneux, Meier

Bespectacled brain Will Wright is one of the world's most revered game designers, both within the industry and in the more mainstream eye. But which game designers does he admire the most? Speaking at the Game Horizon conference in the UK via a video stream, Wright said he regards a great number...

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Will Wright's new IP focuses on players' individual, everyday lives

SimCity and Sims creator Will Wright elaborated on his next game at today's Game Horizon conference in the UK. Wright wants to bring gaming back to "normal, everyday life" with his new IP, and it'll be something "more mobile-based" than the likes of EA's SimCity. Wright, speaking via a video...

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Will Wright resolves lawsuit with Hive Mind co-founder

Late last year, game creator Will Wright debuted a new startup called "Hive Mind," designed to create and develop some ideas on "personal gaming" that Wright was interested in. Unfortunately, while trying to put together funding for the company, Wright got bogged down in a legal dispute with...

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These games inspired Cliff Bleszinski, John Romero, Will Wright, and Sid Meier

Everyone in the industry has a story about their formative experiences with video games, but Jon-Paul Dyson, the director of the International Center for the History of Electronic Games, was a bit more blunt than most. "Great artists don't borrow. They steal," Dyson said, borrowing a quote from...

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Will Wright reveals 'Hivemind,' his new, personal gaming venture

Will Wright has told VentureBeat that he, in conjunction with a new California-based social gaming startup named Hivemind, is working on a new genre of "personal gaming" -- the first installment of which shares the name of his new company. The "personal" aspect of Hivemind will be derived from...

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Will Wright working on game based off Bruce Sterling short story, Maneki Neko

After leaving EA, founding StupidFunClub and launching a TV series, it would seem Will Wright is finally ready to talk about his next game. It's based on author Bruce Sterling's short story, Maneki Neko, Eurogamer reports. Wright summed up Maneki Neko (included in Bruce Sterling's A Good...

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Watch the GDC 'Classic Game Postmortem' talks for free

If you want to hear about Mark Cerny's first, overambitious version of Marble Madness for yourself, try to decipher Toru Iwatani's clues about a "singing Pac-Man" game, see the history of Prince of Persia in the time it takes to play Prince of Persia (one hour), or suck John Romero's Doom...

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'Classic postmortems' unveiled for 25th Game Developers Conference

Beyond the plain ol' postmortems taking place annually at the Game Developers Conference, this year's event features a special 25th anniversary spin: "classic" postmortems. Famous developers will take the stage to speak about their classic games -- everyone from Pac-Man's Toru Iwatani to Doom's...

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Will Wright explains what The Sims and an ant colony have in common

Originally titled Home Tactics, Will Wright's hit people simulator The Sims was largely made possible by a bunch of simulated ants. During an interview with Doom creator John Romero at the IGDA Leadership Forum dinner last Friday, Wright revealed that his previous title, Sim Ant, was a key...

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