iEntertainment Network

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IEntertainment Network
Number of employees
19[1] (2001)

IEntertainment Network (IENT, stylized as iEntertainment Network and formerly known as Interactive Magic, iMagic, and iMagiconline) is an American video game company founded by Bill Stealey, the co-founder and former CEO of MicroProse Software, in 1995.[2] It is chiefly a developer and publisher of simulation computer games.

The company was noted for hiring many industry outsiders, i.e. skilled software engineers with no prior experience in making games.[3] Interactive Magic went public in 1998 and was sold to a venture capitalist in 1999, when Bill Stealey left the company; Stealey returned in the early 2000s.

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  1. ^ Dyrness, Christina (December 19, 2001). "Wild Bill Stealey getting back in the saddle". The News & Observer. p. 46. Archived from the original on December 28, 2023. Retrieved December 28, 2023 – via
  2. ^ "Interactive Magic". Next Generation. No. 21. Imagine Media. September 1996. pp. 109–110.
  3. ^ "An interview with Wild Bill Stealey" (PDF). Next Generation. September 1996. p. 113. Archived from the original (PDF) on April 2, 2016. Retrieved December 28, 2023.
  4. ^ "American Civil War: From Sumter to Appomattox". Next Generation. No. 22. Imagine Media. October 1996. p. 176.

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