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List of Famous Video Game Developers

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

List features people like Richard Garriott and Chris Sawyer.

From reputable, prominent, and well known video game developers to the lesser known video game developers of today, these are some of the best professionals in the video game developer field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous video game developers ever?" and "What are the names of famous video game developers?" then you're in the right place. {#nodes}
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    Richard Allen Garriott de Cayeux (né Garriott; July 4, 1961) is an English-American video-game developer and entrepreneur. He is also known by his alter egos "Lord British" in the game series Ultima and "General British" in Tabula Rasa. Garriott, who is the son of NASA astronaut Owen Garriott, was originally a game designer and programmer, and is now involved in a number of aspects of computer-game development. On October 12, 2008, Richard flew aboard the Soyuz TMA-13 mission to the International Space Station as a private astronaut, returning 12 days later aboard Soyuz TMA-12. He became the second astronaut, and first from the U.S., to have a parent who was also a space traveler. Garriott...  more
  • Chris Sawyer is a Scottish video game designer and programmer who is best known for creating the Transport Tycoon and RollerCoaster Tycoon series. He is also the founder of 31X, a mobile game development company....  more
  • Timothy D. Sweeney (born 1970) is an American video game programmer and conservationist. He is known for being the founder and CEO of Epic Games and the creator of the Unreal Engine....  more
  • Junichi Masuda (増田 順一, Masuda Jun'ichi, born January 12, 1968) is a Japanese video game composer, director, designer, producer, and programmer best known for his work in the Pokémon franchise. He is a member of the Game Freak board of directors, and has been employed at the company since 1989.With the development of new Pokémon games, Masuda took new roles in future projects. He began to produce and direct games, starting with Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire, and became responsible for approving new character models. His style seeks to keep games accessible while still adding increasing levels of complexity. His work sticks to older mainstays of the series, including a focus on handheld game...  more