Interactive Magic

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Interactive Magic, also known as iMagic, and as iMagiconline, is a developer and publisher of simulation computer games founded by MicroProse co-founder JW "Wild Bill" Stealey.[1] The company was noted for hiring many industry outsiders, i.e. skilled software engineers with no prior experience in making games.[2] Interactive Magic grew from $0 in 1995 to $23 million in annual sales by 1998. iMagic went public in 1998 and was sold to a venture capitalist in 1999, when Bill Stealey left the company.

Interactive Magic published American Civil War: From Sumter to Appomattox,[3] WarBirds, Destiny, Capitalism, Seven Kingdoms, Air Warrior II & III, Apache, Hind, iM1A2 Abrams, War Inc., Fallen Haven, Liberation Day, The Great Battles, Ultra Fighters: The Collection, North vs. South: The Great American Civil War, iF-22, and iF-16, among other titles.


  1. ^ "Interactive Magic". Next Generation. No. 21. Imagine Media. September 1996. pp. 109–110.
  2. ^ "An Interview with "Wild Bill" Stealey". Next Generation. No. 21. Imagine Media. September 1996. p. 111.
  3. ^ "American Civil War: From Sumter to Appomattox". Next Generation. No. 22. Imagine Media. October 1996. p. 176.

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