About Us

About iEntertainment Network

iEntertainment Network.is a game developer and publisher of online, mobile, and PC/Mac games. IENT staff has developed more than 500 successful games since 1982, when IENT CEO, JW Bill Stealey, founded MicroProse Software with Sid Meier. Many of these games have sold more than 1,000,000 copies, including the world-famous F-15 Strike Eagle, F-19 Stealth Fighter, M1 Tank Platoon, Silent Service, Pirates, Civilization, and more.

IENT, headquartered in Cary, NC., started as iEntertainment Network. in 1995, grew rapidly in its early years and went public in 1998. JW Stealey retired in 1999. He returned in the early 2000’s to revitalize the company.

IENT's current product line includes the world-famous World War II Combat Flight Simulation, WarBirds, a mobile WarBirds game for iOS, a series of Bow Hunting mobile games, a series of single player military simulation games, and new series of mobile and online games for its Media Partners in 2018 and beyond.

Leadership Team

JW “Bill” Stealey - CEO and Founder/IENT

Bill is an Air Force Academy Graduate, Wharton - University of Pennsylvania, MBA, former McKinsey and Co. consultant, Command Pilot, and retired Lt. Colonel, USAF.  He founded MicroProse Software in 1982 with Sid Meier, author of Civilization. He grew MicroProse to over $43 million in annual revenues in 10 years and took the company public in 1991 with a $500 million valuation.  Bill was also the Founder and CEO of iEntertainment Network (1994-1999) and returned in early 2000’s to revitalize the company as IENT.  He grew iEntertainment Network. to over $23 million in annual revenues in three years, and took the company public in 1998 at a $350 million valuation.

Dan Hammer - Lead Simulation Developer

Working in IT since 1988, game development since 1998. Assumed CTO responsibilities for iEntertainment Network in 2015.

John Ewan – A Navy Veteran

Ewan joined IENT from Multiplayer Games Network, and has over 15 years’ experience in Customer Service helping players with the games and their accounts.

John Jones Steele – Software Developer, Consultant

JJ is an engineering genius with over 35 years of game development experience who worked for JW Stealey at his previous company, MicroProse Software, as a contractor.  Currently CTO at West Coast Software in Wales, UK.  Converted IENT’s massive multiplayer code base to IOS in record time.

Barbara Wendel - Controller

has been keeping the company books since 1995, assisted in taking the company public, and keeps all the administrative requirements of the company current and up to date.