iEntertainment Network

Moby ID: 1181

  • Interactive Magic, Inc. (from 1994 to 2000)

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Interactive Magic was founded in 1994 by former MicroProse founder "Wild" Bill Stealey. The company was taken public in 1998, and had its name changed to iEntertainment Network in 1999. It is based in Cary, a suburb of Raleigh, North Carolina.

The company focused on Military Simulations initially and then bought two Internet companies, MPG Net (casual online games) and in 1997 Interactive Creations Inc.(iCi) (known for WarBirds, an online WW2 combat flight game). Other games in their portfolio include war games such as North vs. South and their The Great Battles series.

In February 2000 iEntertainment created iWireless Games, a subsidiary to focus on the emerging wireless games industry. On 7th April 2003, it was announced that iEntertainment Network's corporate status had been changed to 'privately held' to add more value for their stockholders.

In November 2006, iEntertainment released the retail game Flyboys Squadron, a World War I combat flight simulator based upon the MGM movie Flyboys.

The company continues to develop and release additional games in their Total Simulations Series. This brand includes simulators for aircraft, tanks and other vehicles from World War I through the end of World War II for the PC and Macintosh platforms. The latest game for that series is WarBirds 2014 released in January 2014.

IENT continues to improve all its current games including WarBirds, M4 Tank Brigade, IENT Outdoors Unlimited. IENT is also now developing mobile outdoors hunting games with first release expected in the fall of 2014.

Credited on 49 Games from 1995 to 2020

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WarBirds: Dogfights (2016 on Windows, Macintosh)
M4 Tank Brigade (2012 on Windows)
Flyboys Squadron (2006 on Windows, Macintosh)
The History Channel: Battle of Britain - World War II 1940 (2004 on Windows)
WarBirds III (2002 on Windows, Macintosh)
Dawn of Aces und Warbirds (2002 on Windows)
North vs. South (1999 on Windows)
Malkari (1999 on Windows)
Ultra Fighters (1999 on Windows)
WarBirds II (1999 on Windows)
Thunder Brigade (1998 on Windows)
Knights and Merchants: The Shattered Kingdom (1998 on Linux, Windows, Amiga...)
Vangers (1998 on Linux, Windows, Macintosh)
WarBirds (1998 on Windows)
Seven Kingdoms: Ancient Adversaries (1998 on Windows)
Seven Kingdoms: Ancient Adversaries (Demo Version) (1998 on Windows)
iPanzer '44 (1998 on Windows)
Fallen Haven: Liberation Day (1998 on Windows)
Robo Rumble (1998 on Windows, Macintosh)
The Great Battles of Caesar (1998 on Windows)

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History +

January 13th, 2010

company announces the acquisition of Thriller New Media, Inc.


became publicly traded on the NASDAQ exchange


Interactive Magic (iEntertainment Network) founded

Trivia +

The former company website was located at

The company was named as "Best Developer of 1997" by the German magazine Power Play (issue 02/1998).

Company address (ca 1997):

Interactive Magic

PO Box 13491

Research Triangle Park, North Carolina 27709

United States


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