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Ed Boon is a video game programmer. He is most known for creating the fighting game series Mortal Kombat and is the head developer of Injustice: Gods Among Us and Injustice 2  for NetherRealm Studios.


Boon graduated high school from Loyola Academy in Wilmette, Illinois. He later graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics and computer science. And he is best known as a co-creator of the Mortal Kombat fighting game series, along with John Tobias. He was ranked #100 in IGN's "Top 100 Game Creators" especially noting his involvement in the Mortal Kombat series. In the 1990s, Boon was generally credited as the lead programmer while Tobias was lead designer. Boon continues to work on the ongoing media franchise, including games, movies and shows. He has also provided voice acting and motion capture for the games.

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Year Title Role(s)
1990 High Impact Football N/A
1991 Super High Impact N/A
1992 Total Carnage Voice of General Akhboob
1992 Mortal Kombat Designer, programmer
1993 Mortal Kombat II Designer, programmer
1995 Mortal Kombat 3 Designer, programmer
1995 Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 Executive producer, designer, programmer
1996 Mortal Kombat Trilogy N/A
1997 Mortal Kombat 4 N/A
1999 Mortal Kombat Gold Project lead
2001 The Grid N/A
2002 Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance Team lead, game design, programming
2004 Mortal Kombat: Deception Project lead, game design, programming
2005 Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks Executive producer
2006 Mortal Kombat: Armageddon Creative director
2008 Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe Creative director, team lead
2011 Mortal Kombat Team leader, creative director
2011 Batman: Arkham City Lockdown Creative director
2013 Injustice: Gods Among Us Team leader, creative director
2013 Batman: Arkham Origins (Mobile) N/A
2015 Mortal Kombat X Creative director, team leader
2017 Injustice 2 Creative director, team lead
2019 Mortal Kombat 11 Creative director, team lead

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