John Linden

John Linden

Formal First Name

John Linden is a game industry veteran and the Co-Founder and CEO of Mythical Games, a next-generation game technology studio at the intersection of blockchain and games. He leads the company in building player-owned economies with top game developers and publishers, as well as their own portfolio of games. Linden has over 25 years of experience in the entertainment industry, with a focus on games and interactive media. He is passionate about video games, the future of blockchain technologies and bringing emerging technologies to the mass market. Prior to Mythical Games, he was the President of Seismic Games, acquired by Niantic Labs, the developer of Marvel Strike Force. Before that, he was a Studio Head at Activision Blizzard on the Call of Duty and Skylanders franchises. Before the games industry, Linden was the Co-Founder and CTO at Adknowledge and at OpenX and built his own startups, Planet Alumni (acquired by and Litmus Media (acquired by Think Partnership).

Professional Experience

Academic History



  • At Seismic Games, Linden was involved in Marvel Strike Force, Magic the Gathering, Blade Runner, Raising a Rukus, and Millenium Falcon.

  • He was CEO of Grue Games, specializing in mixed reality AR/VR video gaming.

  • He was an advisor at Niantic, and an investor and board member for Arcuity.


  • Linden has been featured at Arab News Japan, and has spoken at the LA Games Conference and GamesBeat Summit, among others.

  • He has also appeared as a guest on Real Vision.