Andrew Gower is a British video game developer and is also co-founder of Jagex Ltd. Jagex Ltd is an online computer games producer based in Cambridge.
Andrew Gower will be known by many in the gaming community for creating RuneScape, a fantasy massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG), at the age of 20. He created the game while studying at Cambridge University and it has now achieved around 130million registered accounts since 2001.
As of 2009, Andrew Gower was reportedly worth £99million and was the 566th richest person in the UK.
Andrew grew up creating games, it was his passion. He launched Jagex in 1996 as a way of promoting his games to a wider audience. Jagex Ltd currently has close to 400 employees and Andrew has further developments in the pipeline.
Andrew has come from creating games in his room as a child to being founder of the most successful British owned games studio.
Andrew, along with his brother Paul Gower, was awarded the Industry Legend prize at the 2010 Developer Awards. Paul assisted in the founding of Jagex and still is a lead developer at the company.
This British entrepreneur has come a long way in 10 years and will no doubt continue to grow with the industry.