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New World Computing, Inc. was a computer game development company founded in 1984 by Jon Van Caneghem and Marc Caldwell, best known for its work on the Might and Magic RPG series and its spin-offs, especially Heroes of Might and Magic. The company was bought by The 3DO Company in 1996. In 2003, with 3DO becoming bankrupt, New World Computing disappeared as well. Ubisoft bought the rights to the Might and Magic name in 2003. A computer game is a game composed of a computer-controlled virtual universe that players interact with in order to achieve a defined goal or set of goals. ... 1984 is a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Might and Magic (MM) is a series of computer role-playing games from New World Computing, a subsidiary of The 3DO Company. ... Might and Magic (MM) is a series of computer role-playing games from New World Computing, a subsidiary of The 3DO Company. ... Computer role-playing games (CRPGs), often shortened to simply role-playing games (RPGs), are a type of video or computer game that traditionally uses gameplay elements found in paper-and-pencil role-playing games. ... Heroes of Might and Magic is a series of turn-based computer games by New World Computing, a division of The 3DO Company. ... The 3DO Company (formerly THDO on the NASDAQ stock exchange) was founded in 1991 under the name SMSG, Inc. ... 1996 is a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... 2003 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Ubisoft Entertainment (formerly Ubi Soft) is a computer and video game publisher and developer headquarted in Montreuil-sous-Bois, France. ... 2003 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

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Might and Magic

Originally, New World Computing was created to publish Might and Magic: The Secret Of The Inner Sanctum for the Apple II. In 1988, New World Computing released Might and Magic II: Gates To Another World, which pushed the Apple II to its max. In 1992, New World Computing released its first game developed on the IBM PC, Might and Magic III: Isles of Terra. With Might and Magic IV: Clouds of Xeen and Might and Magic V: Darkside of Xeen, released for the IBM PC in 1992 and 1993 respectively, New World Computing did something that really hasn't been done before or since. If you had both games on your hard drive, then you opened up a whole new world between that bridges the two game worlds. After a pause of five years, New World returned to the Might and Magic series with Might and Magic VI: The Mandate of Heaven, their first 3D graphics RPG. Might and Magic VII: For Blood and Honor, Might and Magic VIII: Day of the Destroyer and Might and Magic IX: Writ of Fate followed between 1999 and 2002. Might and Magic: The Secret Of The Inner Sanctum is a game released for the personal computer as well as the NES and is the first game in the Might and Magic series. ... The Apple II was one of the most popular personal computers of the 1980s. ... 1988 is a leap year starting on a Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Apple II was one of the most popular personal computers of the 1980s. ... 1992 is a leap year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... IBM PC (IBM 5150) with keyboard and green screen monochrome monitor (IBM 5151), running MS-DOS 5. ... IBM PC (IBM 5150) with keyboard and green screen monochrome monitor (IBM 5151), running MS-DOS 5. ... 1992 is a leap year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1993 is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... Typical hard drives of the mid-1990s. ... 3-D or 3D abbreviates three dimensional and is often related to a stereoscopic display that exploits binocular vision. ... The term graphics is the use of visual elements to inform and illustrate particular information in pictorial form of photographs, drawings, line art, graphs, diagrams, symbols, geometric designs, maps, engineering drawings, or other non-text images. ... 1999 is a common year starting on Friday of the Common Era, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... 2002 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Heroes of Might and Magic

In 1995, 1996, and 1999, New World released Heroes of Might and Magic I, Heroes of Might and Magic II, and Heroes of Might and Magic III. The fourth game followed in 2002. New World also developed a PlayStation 2 version. 1995 was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1996 is a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... 1999 is a common year starting on Friday of the Common Era, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... Heroes of Might and Magic I (often called simply Heroes, Heroes I, HoMM) is the first installment of the Heroes of Might and Magic computer game series. ... Heroes of Might and Magic II (often called simply Heroes II or HoMM2) is the second installment of the Heroes of Might and Magic computer game series. ... Heroes of Might and Magic III: The Restoration of Erathia (also known as HoMM3 or Heroes III) is a 1999 turn-based strategy fantasy computer game for Microsoft Windows. ... Heroes of Might and Magic IV (or HoMM4 or Heroes IV for short) was the fourth installment in the critically-acclaimed Heroes of Might and Magic computer game series. ... 2002 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The PlayStation 2 (PS2) (Japanese: プレイステーション2) is Sonys second video game console, after the PlayStation. ...


Other games

In 1989, New World Computing developed the satirical game Nuclear War, which wasn't very successful, but notable as a departure from RPGs. In 1990, the company released King's Bounty for the Apple II and it was later ported to the Sega Genesis. This game is notable because it is the forerunner to the Heroes of Might and Magic series. 1989 is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A company in the broadest sense is an aggregation of people who stay together for a common purpose. ... Kings Bounty is a turn-based fantasy PC game designed for DOS developed by Jon Van Caneghem of New World Computing in 1990. ... The Apple II was one of the most popular personal computers of the 1980s. ... Sega Genesis 2 The Sega Genesis is a 16-bit video game console released by Sega in North America in 1989. ...


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