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List of famous video game designers, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top video game designers in the world? This includes the most prominent video game designers, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable video game designers is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic video game designers 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 video game designers.

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From reputable, prominent, and well known video game designers to the lesser known video game designers of today, these are some of the best professionals in the video game designer field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous video game designers ever?" and "What are the names of famous video game designers?" then you're in the right place. (20 items)
Steven Spielberg is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Video Game Designers
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Steven Allan Spielberg (; born December 18, 1946) is an American filmmaker. He is considered one of the founding pioneers of the New Hollywood era and one of the most popular directors and producers in film history. Spielberg started in Hollywood directing television and several minor theatrical releases. He became a household name as the director of Jaws (1975), which was critically and commercially successful and is considered the first summer blockbuster. His subsequent releases focused typically on science fiction/adventure films such as Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977), Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982), and Jurassic Park (1993), which became ...more on Wikipedia

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Hideo Kojima is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Video Game Designers
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Hideo Kojima (小島 秀夫, Kojima Hideo, born August 24, 1963) is a Japanese video game designer, writer, director and producer. Regarded as an auteur of video games, during his childhood and adolescence, he developed a strong passion for action/adventure cinema and literature. In 1986, he was hired by Konami, for which he designed and wrote Metal Gear (1987) for the MSX2, a game that laid the foundations for stealth games and the Metal Gear series, his best known and most appreciated works. The title that consecrated him as one of the most acclaimed video game designers is Metal Gear Solid (1998) for PlayStation. He is also known for producing the Zone of the Enders series, as well as writing ...more on Wikipedia

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Jens Bergensten is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Video Game Designers
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Jens Bergensten

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Tommy Refenes is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Video Game Designers
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Tommy Refenes is an American video game designer and programmer, best known for his work on the game Super Meat Boy, a platformer he co-created with designer Edmund McMillen. ...more on Wikipedia

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