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Bill Stealey

Also Known As

  • JW "Bill" Stealey
  • "Wild" Bill Stealey

Game Credits


Flyboys Squadron (2006)   (CEO)


Airborne Ranger (1987)   (Original Concept)

Quality Assurance

iM1A2 Abrams (1997)   (Quality Assurance (Internal))
Apache (1995)   (Quality Assurance Testers (iMagic))
Sid Meier's Railroad Tycoon Deluxe (1993)   (Additional Testing)
Darklands (1992)   (Playtesting)
Sid Meier Triple Game Pack (1992)   (Playtesting)
Sid Meier's Railroad Tycoon (1990)   (Additional playtesting)
M1 Tank Platoon (1989)   (Quality Assurance)
F-19 Stealth Fighter (1988)   (Playtesting)
Red Storm Rising (1988)   (Original Version Playtesting)
Airborne Ranger (1987)   (Playtesting)
Project Stealth Fighter (1987)   (Playtesting)
Sid Meier's Pirates! (1987)   (Playtesting)

Creative Services

Kennedy Approach (1985)   (Documentation)
Silent Service (1985)   (Documentation)
Solo Flight: 2nd Edition (1985)   (Documentation)
Solo Flight (1983)   (Instructions by)


David Leadbetter's Greens (1991)   (Additional thanks to)


Gunship (1986)   (Playtesting)
Acrojet (1985)   (Stunts by)
Crusade in Europe (1985)   (Playtesting)

Developer Biography

J.W. "Wild" Bill Stealey is the founder of MicroProse Software and of Interactive Magic. He took both companies public.

He is a graduate of the United States Air Force Academy in Aeronautical Engineering and of the Wharton School of Finance of the University of Pennsylvania with a Masters of Business Administration (MBA).

He was a management consultant with McKinsey and Co. in New York city. He is an avid aviator and pilots his own T-28 Trojan Warbird. He is the father of 6 and grandfather of 17. He active in golf, public speaking, and is retired from the Air Force Reserve with the rank of Lt. Colonel and Command Pilot.

Wild Bill was still CEO of both iEntertainment Network and Thriller New Media, Inc. as of Dec 2010 .

Wild Bill is JW Stealey Sr. and Bill Stealey Jr. is his son.


  • 1970 -- Graduated US Air Force Academy
  • Flew Military Aircraft from 1970 to 1985 as a USAF Pilot

    Flew as Instructor Pilot in T-37 Training Aircraft, C-5As out of Dover AFB, and then O2A and A-37 Dragonfly aircraft in the PA ANG

  • 1982 -- Founded MicroProse Software with Sid Meier
  • 1991 -- Took MicroProse Software public
  • 1995 -- Founded Interactive Magic (iMagic)
  • 1999 -- Took Interactive Magic (iMagic) public
  • 1998 -- iMagic changed name to iEntertainment
  • 1999 -- iEntertainment, stepped down as CEO
  • 2002 -- renamed CEO of iEntertainment
  • 2007 -- Founded ThrillerNewMedia

Last updated: Nov 23, 2021

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