List of Famous Game Programmers People

List of Famous Game Programmers

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List of famous game programmers, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top game programmers in the world? This includes the most prominent game programmers, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable game programmers is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic game programmers were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned game programmers.

List features people like Peter Molyneux, Ron Gilbert.

From reputable, prominent, and well known game programmers to the lesser known game programmers of today, these are some of the best professionals in the game programmer field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous game programmers ever?" and "What are the names of famous game programmers?" then you're in the right place. (109 items)
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    Peter Douglas Molyneux, OBE is a English video game designer and programmer. He created the god games Populous, Dungeon Keeper and Black & White as well as Theme Park, the Fable series and Curiosity – What's Inside the Cube? His new studio 22Cans currently works on Godus. more

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    • Age: 56
    • Birthplace: Guildford, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Video game designer, Game programmer
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    Sid Meier is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Game Programmers
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    Sidney K. "Sid" Meier is a Canadian-American programmer, designer and producer of several popular strategy video games and simulation video games, most notably Civilization. Meier co-founded MicroProse in 1982 with Bill Stealey and is the Director of Creative Development of Firaxis Games, which he ...more

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    • Age: 61
    • Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States of America
    • Profession: Programmer, Video Game Producer, Designer, Game programmer, Game designer
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    Ron Gilbert is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Game Programmers
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    Ron Gilbert is an American video-game designer, programmer, and producer, best known for his work on several classic LucasArts adventure games, including Maniac Mansion and the first two Monkey Island games. His games are generally focused on interactive story-telling. After leaving LucasArts, Gilbert ...more

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    • Age: 51
    • Birthplace: La Grande, Oregon, United States of America
    • Profession: Programmer, Designer, Game programmer, Game designer
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    Danielle Bunten Berry is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Game Programmers
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    Danielle Bunten Berry, born Daniel Paul Bunten, and also known as Dan Bunten, was an American game designer and programmer, known for the 1983 game M.U.L.E., and 1984's The Seven Cities of Gold. In 1998 she was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Computer Game Developers Association. And in ...more

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    • Age: Died at 49 (1949-1998)
    • Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America
    • Profession: Programmer, Computer scientist, Game programmer, Game designer
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    Chris Sawyer is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Game Programmers
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    Chris Sawyer is a Scottish video game developer who is best known for designing and programming Transport Tycoon and the RollerCoaster Tycoon series. He is the founder of 31X, a mobile game development company. more

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    • Age: 46
    • Profession: Programmer, Video game development, Game programmer, Game designer
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    Alfonso John Romero is a director, designer, programmer, and developer in the video game industry. He is best known as a co-founder of id Software and designer for many of their games, including Wolfenstein 3D, Dangerous Dave, Doom and Quake. His game designs and development tools, along with new ...more

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    • Age: 48
    • Birthplace: Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States of America
    • Profession: Programmer, Designer, Game programmer, Game designer
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    Tim Sweeney, born in 1970, is an American computer game programmer and the founder of Epic Games, being best known for his work on ZZT and the Unreal Engine. Sweeney established Epic as a shareware company while he was a student majoring in mechanical engineering at the University of Maryland. He said ...more

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    • Age: 45
    • Birthplace: Potomac, Maryland, United States of America
    • Profession: Programmer, Businessperson, Entrepreneur, Game programmer
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    Junichi Masuda is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Game Programmers
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    Junichi Masuda is a video game composer, director, designer, producer, and programmer best known for his work on the Pokémon franchise. He is a member of the Game Freak board of directors, and has worked at the company since 1989. He helped compose the music for games like Mendel Palace and Pulseman ...more

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    • Age: 47
    • Birthplace: Yokohama, Japan
    • Profession: Video game development, Video Game Producer, Game programmer
    • Credits: Pokémon: Giratina and the Sky Warrior, Pokémon the Movie: Black—Victini and Reshiram and White—Victini and Zekrom, Pokémon the Movie: Kyurem vs. the Sword of Justice, Genesect and the Legend Awakened, Pokémon the Movie: Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction, + more
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