Mark Jacobs

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

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 the designer and programmer in addition to his duties as President/CEO. He is also a screenwriter, having penned a number of screenplays including one based on the game Imperator Online.

Jacobs attended Syracuse University and graduated, Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree. He then attended Georgetown University Law Center and graduated with a Juris Doctor. While at GULC, he started his first computer game company, Adventures Unlimited Software Inc. in 1983. In the 1980s and until 1995, he created 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 (along with Rob Denton), President and CEO of Mythic Entertainment, Inc.. He has been involved in all Mythic Entertainment games since 1995 through 2009, including their most successful product, the MMORPG Dark Age of Camelot. In 2006, Mythic Entertainment was sold to Electronic Arts and in 2008, Mythic released Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning. He is known for his strong position against "real money transfer", aka "gold selling". 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 currently in the Alpha stage development. Besides the game, Jacobs is also working on two graphic novels, both fictional works set in alternative realities, one modern and the other set in the Victorian era. He has also been an executive producer on two feature films.

All told, Jacobs has worked on over two dozen online and standalone games, including some of the most successful and important online games of all time including Dragon's Gate, Rolemaster: Magestorn, Aliens Online, Dark Age of Camelot, Warhammer Online:Age of Reckoning, and now Camelot Unchained.