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. With Seismic Games working on multiple VR releases, John is excited about the future of mixed reality media and bringing emerging technologies to the mass market.