CEO, Mythical Games
John Linden is the CEO of Mythical Games, a game platform company focused on building player-owned economies with top game developers and publishers. Prior to Mythical Games, John was the President of Seismic Games (acquired by Niantic Labs), developer of Marvel Strike Force. Prior to Seismic Games, he was a Studio Head at Activision Blizzard on the Call of Duty and Skylanders franchises.
Before the games industry, John was the Co-Founder / CTO at Adknowledge and at OpenX and built his own startups, Planet Alumni (acquired by Reunion.com) and Litmus Media (acquired by Think Partnership).
John is passionate about video games, the future of blockchain technologies and bringing emerging technologies to the mass market.
About Mythical Games
Mythical Games (https://mythical.games) is a next-generation game technology studio that specializes in building major game IPs and a digital ecosystem around player-owned economies. Following their launch in 2018, the company’s initial focus is to deliver their first-to-market plans to develop and co-produce a slate of high-quality game titles (on mobile / PC / console) built around this new model, which includes user-generated content that can be bought and sold. The team also looks to innovate through providing their proprietary Mythical platform to top developers to realize this vision within their game worlds.
Headquartered in Los Angeles, Mythical is co-Founded by its CEO John Linden (Studio Head at Activision), CCO Jamie Jackson (Studio Head at Activision), Head of Blockchain Rudy Koch (Senior Producer at Blizzard), and CPO Stephan Cunningham (Director, Global Product Management at Yahoo!). They have all previously led world class development teams for gaming brands including Call of Duty, World of Warcraft, Guitar Hero Live, Marvel Strike Force, Skylanders, and more. The company received $16 Million US in its Series-A round funding from Galaxy Digital and other prominent venture capital partners. Mythical recently announced their first release as ‘Blankos Block Party’ in 2019.