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Will Wright

Will Wright  | advisory board

Award Winning Video Game Designer and Developer

  • Creator of popular PC game The Sims


  • Entertainment Think Tank Stupid Fan Club

Will Wright brings more than two decades of video game design experience to the MDM. He has been creating video games since the early 80s with his first game, Raid on Bungeling Bay. Maxis, a company he co-founded in 1987, went public in 1995 with revenues of US$38 million. Electronic Arts (EA) bought Maxis in June 1997 and three years later published The Sims, one of the best-selling computer games of all time. Wright's most recent and ambitious release, Spore, is an elaborate simulation of every stage of life, from the primordial soup to space exploration. In April 2009, Wright left Electronic Arts to run Stupid Fun Club, an entertainment development studio focused on developing new cross-media IP for games, movies, TV and toys. Lead by Wright, this new venture is jointly owned by EA.