Mark Jacobs

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Mark Jacobs is a game designer, programmer, author, and businessman, and is the former co-founder/GM/VP/CEO of Mythic Entertainment, Inc.

Jacobs attended Syracuse University and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree. He then attended Georgetown University Law Center (GULC) and graduated with a Juris Doctor. While at GULC, he started his first computer game company, Adventures Unlimited Software Inc. He is also a screenwriter, having penned a number of screenplays, including one based on the game Imperator Online.

He founded A.U.S.I. (Adventures Unlimited Software Inc.) in 1983, and worked on a number of computer games for systems such as the Apple II and Timex Sinclair. At A.U.S.I., he was both a designer and programmer in addition to his duties as President/CEO. He created the world’s 3rd MUD, Aradath, as part of a gaming system known as Gamer’s World. Aradath was then remade into one of the world’s longest-running commercial MUDs, Dragon's Gate, in 1983. Until 1995, he continued to create online games for both local networks and nationwide networks such as GEnie, AOL, and Kesmai's Gamestorm network.

In 1995, he was the co-founder, President, and CEO of Mythic Entertainment, Inc. He was involved in all Mythic Entertainment games from 1995 through 2009, including their most successful groundbreaking MMORPG, Dark Age of Camelot. In 2006, Mythic Entertainment was sold to Electronic Arts, and in 2008, Mythic released Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning. Jacobs and EA parted ways in June 2009, after the company decided to merge BioWare with Mythic Entertainment.

In March 2011, he was the co-founder/President of City State Entertainment, along with Andrew Meggs. In 2013, CSE led one of the then most successful Kickstarter MMORPG campaigns for Camelot Unchained, which is slated to enter Beta 1 testing this summer. City State Entertainment announced this year that Jacobs had secured a significant round of funding, allowing the company to speed up and expand development of Camelot Unchained.

Jacobs is also known for his strong position against "real money transfer," a.k.a. "gold selling," lootboxes, and treating customers as “walking wallets.” In addition, Jacobs is also working on four different graphic novels, all fictional works set in alternate realities: two modern, one set in the far future, and the other set in the Victorian era.