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Sessions Info

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Santa Monica / Malibu

John Linden

Seismic Games

John Linden is the President of Seismic Games with the recent merger of his game studio Grue Games. Prior to Seismic Games / Grue Games, John Linden had joined Activision Blizzard as the Studio Head of Beachhead after 15 years as the CEO and CTO of venture-backed Internet technology companies (Planet Alumni / iModules, Adknowledge, OpenX). John was responsible for Call of Duty: Elite and expanding the Call of Duty franchise into mobile as a second screen experience, resulting in over 22 million player accounts that integrated into Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, Ghosts and Advanced Warfare.

John’s final project with Activision was creating Skylanders Battlecast, a free to play strategic mobile card game that ties physical trading cards into a 3D digital battle game using augmented reality. John is passionate about next-generation mobile gaming, the future of mixed reality media and bringing emerging technologies to the mass market.