🐳 Check out #guessing-game in our Discord to play a new game that uses our database of screenshots!

atari mania

John Tobias

Game Credits


WWE WrestleMania 21 (2005)   (Project Lead)
Tao Feng: Fist of the Lotus (2003)   (Project Leads)
Mortal Kombat Mythologies: Sub-Zero (1997)   (Executive Producer)


Mortal Kombat: Arcade Kollection (2012)   (Team)
Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 (2010)   (Original Arcade Design Team)
Mortal Kombat 4 (1997)   (Design)
Mortal Kombat Mythologies: Sub-Zero (1997)   (Mortal Kombat Created by)
Mortal Kombat Trilogy (1996)   (Design)
Mortal Kombat 3 (1995)   (MK3 Design Team)
Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 (1995)   (UMK3 Design Team )
Mortal Kombat II (1993)   (MK Design Team)
Mortal Kombat (1992)   (Design )


Mortal Kombat Mythologies: Sub-Zero (1997)   (Graphics)
Mortal Kombat Trilogy (1996)   (Graphics)
Mortal Kombat 3 (1995)   (Graphics)
Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 (1995)   (Graphics)
Mortal Kombat II (1993)   (Graphics)
Mortal Kombat (1992)   (Goro Character Design )


Mortal Kombat: Arcade Kollection (2012)   (Special Thanks)
NBA Hangtime (1996)   (Special Thanks)
Mortal Kombat 3 (1995)   (Many thanks go to)
NHL Open Ice: 2 On 2 Challenge (1995)   (Special Thanks)
WWF WrestleMania (1995)   (Special Thanks)
Cruis'n USA (1994)   (Special Thanks)
NBA Jam Tournament Edition (1994)   (Special Thanks)
NBA Jam (1993)   (Special Thanks)
Mortal Kombat (1992)   (Special Thanks To)


Mortal Kombat Mythologies: Sub-Zero (1997)   (Compositing & Special Effects)
Mortal Kombat 3 (1995)   (Midway MK3 Team)
Mortal Kombat II (1993)   (Undetermined)
Total Carnage (1991)   (Total Carnage Design Team)
Smash T.V. (1990)   (Smash TV Design Team)

Developer Biography

John Tobias (b. 24th August 1969 in Chicago, Illinois) is considered one of the masterminds behind the Mortal Kombat franchise at Midway Games, Inc., together with Ed Boon.

Prior to joining Midway, he was an artist for the comic book series The Real Ghostbusters. For Mortal Kombat he was responsible for many of the characters' storylines and their design. The series lost much of his charm near 2000 and he left the company during the production of Mortal Kombat: Special Forces with some other developers. He then went on to co-found Studio Gigante in 2000. Although Studio Gigante was never officially closed, it is no longer active and John Tobias currently does freelance work.

One of the famous secret characters in Mortal Kombat is named after him. The black ninja Noob Saibot is a combination of the reversed names Ed Boon and John Tobias.

Last updated: Jan 01, 2019

atari missile command