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Online Game Pioneers at Work by Morgan Ramsay

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CHAPTER   15

Neil Young

Cofounder, Ngmoco:)

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Neil Young cofounded Ngmoco in 2008, alongside Bob Stevenson, Alan Yu, and Joe Keene, to pursue a burgeoning opportunity in mobile games. Within two years, Ngmoco was acquired by DeNA for US$400 million.

Prior to Ngmoco, Young started his career as a programmer in 1988, but by the early 1990s, Young had established himself as a producer at Probe Software, where alongside David Perry, he shipped The Terminator, among other games. In the four years he spent at Virgin Interactive, Young became vice president of product development before leaving for Electronic Arts (EA) in 1997.

At EA, Young was appointed ...

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