Jon Van Caneghem


Jon Van Caneghem

Jon Van Caneghem is a computer game designer and producer. He is most recognized for creating the "Might and Magic" role-playing game series and its strategy spin-off "Heroes of Might and Magic".

Van Caneghem founded New World Computing in 1983. The company was acquired by The 3DO Company in 1996. When 3DO went bankrupt in 2003, New World Computing also disappeared. In 2004, Van Caneghem joined NCSoft. Shortly after, he was inducted into Computer Gaming World's Hall of Fame. In 2005 he left NCSoft.

On September 25, 2006 it was announced that Van Caneghem, together with Lars Buttler, former vice president of Global Online at Electronic Arts, formed a new company named Trion World Network, headquartered in Redwood City, California, that would "leverage all the inherent capabilities of broadband, provide original entertainment, and define the future of media in the global broadband era".cite news | first =Tim | last =Surrette | author = | coauthors = | title =Game vets found Trion World Network | url =http://www.gamespot.com/news/6158600.html | format = | work = | publisher =GameSpot | pages = | page = | date =September 25, 2006 | accessdate =2006-09-28 | language = ]

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