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List of famous male game programmers, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest male game programmers list contains the most prominent and top males known for being game programmers. There are thousand of males working as game programmers in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic game programmers have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a male aspiring to be a game programmer then the people below should give you inspiration.

This list features people like Garry M. Gaber and John Romero.

While this isn't a list of all male game programmers, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous male game programmers?" and "Who are the best male game programmers?"
Peter Molyneux is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Male Game Programmers
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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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#28 on The Most Influential Game Programmers of All Time

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Ron Gilbert is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Male 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 cofounded Humongous Entertainment and its sister company Cavedog Entertainment. After leaving Humongous Entertainment, he cofounded Hulabee Entertainment with Shelley Day. He was creative director at Vancouver-based Hothead Games development studio. In 2013, he announced that he would move on from Double Fine Productions. ...more

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Chris Sawyer is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Male 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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John Romero is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Male Game Programmers
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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 programming techniques created and implemented by id Software's lead programmer John D. Carmack, led to a mass popularization of the first person shooter, or FPS, in the 1990s. He is credited with coining the FPS multiplayer term "deathmatch". ...more

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#18 on The Most Influential Game Programmers of All Time

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