In 1993, Taewon started his career in gaming by dropping out of his Ph.D course in Engineering from the most prestigious university in Korea and then becoming a game designer for Land of Dangun, the very first commercial Text MUD (Multi-User-Dungeon) game in South Korea. His starting salary was around USD 300. Per Annum. Taewon did the jump as he was deeply passionate about and believed in the future of gaming in networked online games with social engagement. Text MUD is the pre-cursor of modern MMORPG games (some may argue that it is the first form of Metaverse)
Taewon has always been at the frontline of transforming game industry. He led LiveOps operation for Ultima Online, the first modern MMORPG with worldwide fame. He built the business model, market entry strategy and Live Ops infrastructure for World of Warcraft as well as running Live Operations of all Blizzard titles, inclusive of Starcraft 1 & 2, Diablo 3 in Korea and China. At Wargaming, he built Wargaming’s entire Asia Pacific operation as the first Managing Director. As the Chief Business Officer of Super Evil Megacorp, Taewon has been in charge of product roadmap, corporate strategy, business development and global partnerships. Super Evil Megacorp is currently building multiple unannounced cross-platform online games in partnership with global gaming superpowers including NetFlix.
Taewon also advises some of the top up-and-coming startup developers in Web3 and AI including Worldwide Webb. He believes that Crypto winter is a blessing in disguise for Web3 industry as it weeds out unsustainable projects and he’s beyond excited to be a part of Worldwide Webb’s journey to build living and breathing MMO.
“I’m grateful that I have always been able to work on world changing projects with the best talents in the industry. I’m not interested in repeating what someone else already has done. The team at the Worldwide Webb is no exception to that and I’m beyond excited to be a part of their journey to build a completely new kind of living, breathing MMO by creatively leveraging Web3 and AI as key tech stacks.”Taewon Yun
As the CEO, I am thrilled to announce the appointment of Taewon as our new Strategic Advisor. With a proven track record of shaping the landscape of top MMORPGs since their inception, Taewon brings unparalleled expertise and a keen understanding of what works and what doesn’t within the gaming industry. His steadfast commitment to building living, breathing virtual worlds ensures that his guidance will be laser-focused, enabling us to refine our vision and execute with precision.Thomas Webb, Founder & CEO