Will Wright is a video game designer and co-founder of the game development company Maxis, which eventually became a subsidiary of Electronic Arts. He is the original designer for THE SIMS, which spawned multiple sequels. In 2008, he released the multi-genre single-player god game game SPORE. In April 2009, he left EA to run "Stupid Fun Club Camp,” an entertainment think tank in which Wright and EA are principal shareholders. He has won numerous awards for his work throughout his career.