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Encyclopedia > Jeff Braun

Jeff Braun is an American computer game producer and co-founder of the computer game developer, Maxis. This computer/video game related article needs cleanup. ... A game producer is the person in charge of overseeing development of a video or computer game. ... A video game developer is a software developer (a business or an individual) that creates video or computer games. ... A color version of the Maxis logo. ...


Braun had successfully published font packs for the Amiga personal computer when he met Will Wright at a party in 1987. Wright had been unsuccessful in finding a game publisher for his title Sim City. Braun already had a wire frame jet fighter simulation game he hoped to publish, and when he saw Sim City he told Wright that the two games would give them critical mass to start a new games publisher of their own. They named the company Maxis. A font can mean: A member of a typeface family; or digital font - file format that encapsulates a typeface family in a database. ... In computing, Amiga is a range of home/personal computers primarily using the Motorola 68000 processor family, whose development started in 1982, initially as a game machine. ... Will Wright & Sim character William R. Wright (born January 20, 1960) is an American computer game designer and co-founder of the video game developer, Maxis. ... 1987 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1. ... A SimCity 4 high-rise SimCity is a real-time strategy/simulation computer game (or software toy). It is game developer Maxis flagship product. ... A fighter aircraft is a military aircraft designed primarily for attacking other aircraft, as opposed to a bomber, which is designed to attack ground targets, primarily by dropping bombs. ... A simulation game is a game that is intended to simulate the world, or an aspect of it. ...


Wright had been an employee of Broderbund when he first developed the concept, so Braun and he had to return there to clear the rights to Sim City. Broderbund had just set up a new distribution office to counter the Electronic Arts Affiliated Label program. Broderbund executives Gary Carlston and Don Daglow saw Sim City, recognized its potential and urged Braun to sign a distribution deal with Broderbund for the game. Braun wanted the jet fighter game included in the deal, and Broderbund agreed. Brøderbund (Danish for band of brothers) is a maker of computer games and educational software that was founded by Doug and Gary Carlston in 1980. ... Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: ERTS) is a leading video game developer and publisher. ... Don Daglow (1953- ) is an American computer game and video game designer, programmer and producer best known for his early designs during the first two decades of computer and video games, and for leading a series of development teams on major projects. ...


The first five years of Maxis' history saw them remaining with Broderbund, before Braun added a dedicated sales force to Maxis in preparation to taking the company public. The company's IPO took place in 1995. In 1997, after setbacks on a series of secondary titles, Braun and Wright sold Maxis to Electronic Arts for $120 miilion in stock. The deal made Braun the largest shareholder in EA at the time. Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... 1995 was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1997 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Since 1997 Braun has continued to make investments in a wide range of software and technology companies in the United States and in Israel. In the late 1990s he suffered a broken hip in an accident riding his unicycle, but recovered fully. A juggler riding a unicycle A unicycle is a one-wheeled human powered vehicle. ...


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Rick Braun - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (157 words)
Braun has a trumpet solo in the band's remake of "Pick up the Pieces," which had been a hit by the Average White Band during the 1970s.
Braun went on to have a successful solo career, but his most famous work is a collaboration with saxophonist Boney James, as they did a duet off the remake of the Hugh Masekela classic "Grazin' in the Grass."
In addition to his solo career, Braun also plays in the band BWB, with saxophonist Kirk Whalum and guitarist Norman Brown.
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