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John Newcomer is a game designer who was born in 1955 in Granger, Indiana, U.S. He is 65 years old. He is best known for his work on the popular video game series, The Elder Scrolls. John Newcomer has had a long and successful career in the gaming industry. He began his career in the early 1980s, working on various computer games for the Commodore 64 and Apple II. He then moved on to work on console games for the Nintendo Entertainment System and Sega Genesis. In 1994, John Newcomer joined Bethesda Softworks, where he worked on the popular Elder Scrolls series. He was the lead designer on the first three games in the series, The Elder Scrolls: Arena, Daggerfall, and Morrowind. He also worked on the expansion packs for Morrowind, Tribunal and Bloodmoon. John Newcomer has also worked on other popular video games, such as Fallout 3, Fallout: New Vegas, and Fallout 4. He has also worked on the popular Elder Scrolls Online. John Newcomer's net worth is estimated to be around $2 million. He has earned most of his wealth from his successful career in the gaming industry.

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Birthplace Granger, Indiana, U.S.
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Joust has been listed in multiple sources as one of the more memorable games of its time, part of the Golden Age. In 2008, Guinness World Records listed it at number sixty-nine arcade game in technical, creative, and cultural impact. Kevin Bowen of GameSpy's Classic Gaming wrote that despite a concept he described as "incredibly stupid", Joust is an appealing game with good controls and competitive gameplay. Bowen further commented that the multiplayer aspect differentiated the game from others at the time. He described it as "one of the first really fun multiplayer games" and a precursor to the video game deathmatch.


Williams Electronics eventually sold off the division which became Midway Games. Newcomer worked there as Senior Game Designer for 18 years until 1999, then moving to become Director of Game Design at Cybiko from 2000–2003, and VP of Game Design at In-Fusio from 2003–2007. He then was hired by MumboJumbo in 2007, serving first as General Manager of the Dallas Studio, and then transitioning to Director of Game Design.


In 1981, Newcomer moved to Williams Electronics. The company had had a recent success with the 1980 game Defender, and believing video games to be the future of entertainment, sought new creative staff. To emphasize his creative spirit, Newcomer submitted his resume stuffed down the throat of a rubber chicken, and got the job. After a few days on staff, he generated a list of game ideas that included one based on The War of the Worlds and another for Joust. His vision for War of the Worlds was not technically feasible with the hardware at the time, but Joust was possible with Williams' existing hardware, and development began.


Newcomer was born in Granger, Indiana, the second of two children. His father, Robert, was a milkman and then a maintenance worker in a movie theater. His mother, Beverly, was an administrative assistant and office manager. Newcomer attended Clay High School in South Bend, Indiana, where coincidentally one of his friends in the school chess club was Franz Lanzinger, who also ended up in the coin-op industry, working for Atari and designing games such as Crystal Castles. Newcomer attended Notre Dame University, graduating in 1977 with a degree in industrial design. His first job was at Gordon Barlow Design in Skokie, Illinois, the company known for famous games and toys such as Mouse Trap and Toy Bomb. Newcomer worked as part of a team that generated over 100 new products through the prototype stage, some of which then went on to be manufactured by companies such as Hasbro, Mego, and Ideal.


John Newcomer (born 1955) is an American game designer, best known for being the designer and lead developer of the 1982 pioneering arcade game Joust. He designed, animated, and produced multiple games for Williams Electronics, Midway Games, Cybiko, and MumboJumbo.