Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope
Name: William Ralph "Will" Wright
Born: January 20, 1960, Atlanta, Georgia USA
- American video game designer and co-founder of the game development company Maxis, now part of Electronic Arts.
- In April 2009, Wright left Electronic Arts to run "Stupid Fun Club", an entertainment think tank in which Wright and EA are principal shareholders.
- The first computer game Wright designed was Raid on Bungeling Bay in 1984 for the Commodore 64, but it was SimCity that brought him to prominence.
- In October 2011, Will Wright became a member of the Board of Directors of Linden Lab, the creators of Second Life.
Honors and awards
- Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences' Hall of Fame (2006).
- PC Magazine Lifetime Achievement Award (2005).
- Game Developers Choice Awards (2001).