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Andrew Christopher Gower (born 2 December 1978)[1] is a British video game developer and co-founder of Cambridge-based Jagex Games Studio, the company he founded with Paul Gower and Constant Tedder. He wrote the MMORPG RuneScape with the assistance of his brother, Paul Gower.[2] In December 2010 he left the Jagex board of directors.[3] He no longer has holdings in the company.[4] As of November 2011, he is not listed under the credits for RuneScape.[5] Since leaving Jagex, Gower has founded a new gaming development and consulting company, Fen Research, of which he holds 90% of the shares.[4][6] Currently, he is developing a futuristic sci-fi game. Gower has designed a statically typed programming language to aid in the project's development.

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Andrew Gower was born in Nottingham, England. He attended The Becket School and went on to study at Cambridge University. The 2007 Sunday Times Rich List listed Andrew and Paul Gower as the 654th richest entrepreneurs in the UK, worth £113 million.[7][8] In 2009, the Sunday Times listed them as the 566th richest men, worth an estimated £99 million.[9] The Daily Telegraph also listed Andrew and Paul Gower as the 11th richest young entrepreneurs in the UK.[10]

According to his personal Twitter account, Gower has been programming since the age of 7. He first discovered the idea of Runescape whilst playing pacman.cite needed

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  1. Cambridge University Reporter (2000-07-12). "Congregations of the Regent House on 29 June, 30 June, and 1 July 2000". University of Cambridge. Archived from the original on 31 October 2007. Retrieved on 2007-10-14.
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  4. 4.0 4.1 "Jagex Ltd.: Board of Directors - Businessweek". Investing.businessweek.com. Retrieved on 2012-12-17. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "SDCP" defined multiple times with different content
  5. http://www.jagex.com/kbase/guid/full_credits_list
  6. "Fen Research: Software/Games Developer - [Java, C++, Gaming, Startup] - Cambridge". CoderStack. Retrieved on 2012-12-17.
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  8. "Top 20 websites run by people under 30". RetireAt21. Archived from the original on 20 January 2008. Retrieved on 2008-01-19.
  9. "Jagex duo climb rich list with £138m fortune". London: Develop Online (2010). Archived from the original on 4 July 2010. Retrieved on 2010-08-05.
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