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

List people include Mike Oldfield, Richard Garriott and many more.

From reputable, prominent, and well known game designers to the lesser known game designers of today, these are some of the best professionals in the game designer field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous game designers ever?" and "What are the names of famous game designers?" then you're in the right place. (231 items)
Neal Stephenson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Game Designers
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Neal Town Stephenson is an award-winning American writer and game designer known for his works of speculative fiction. His novels have been variously categorized as science fiction, historical fiction, cyberpunk, and "postcyberpunk". Other labels, such as "baroque", have been used. Stephenson's work ...more

Age: 57

Birthplace: Fort Meade, Maryland, United States of America

Profession: Novelist, Science-fiction writer, Author, Writer, Game designer

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Mike Oldfield is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Game Designers
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Michael Gordon "Mike" Oldfield is an English musician and composer. His work blends progressive rock with world, folk, classical, electronic, ambient, and new-age. He is best known for his 1973 album Tubular Bells – which launched Virgin Records and became a hit after its opening was used as the ...more

Age: 63

Birthplace: South East England, Eurasia, Reading, United Kingdom, England, + more

Profession: Film Score Composer, Bassist, Record producer, Guitarist, Songwriter, + more

Credits: Scary Movie 2, The Exorcist, The Hangover Part III, Weird Science

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Richard Garriott is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Game Designers
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Richard Garriott de Cayeux is a video game developer and entrepreneur. He is also known as his alter egos Lord British in Ultima and General British in Tabula Rasa. A well-known figure in the video game industry, Garriott was originally a game designer and programmer and now engages in various ...more

Age: 55

Birthplace: England, Cambridge

Profession: Programmer, Video game development, Entrepreneur, Astronaut, Designer, + more

Credits: Richard Garriott: Man on a Mission, Apogee of Fear

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Shigeru Miyamoto is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Game Designers
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Shigeru Miyamoto is a Japanese video game designer and producer. He is best known as the creator of some of the best-selling, most critically acclaimed, most enduring, and most influential games and franchises of all time. Miyamoto joined Nintendo in 1977, when the company was beginning its foray ...more

Age: 63

Birthplace: Sonobe, Japan

Profession: Businessperson, Video Game Producer, Cartoonist, Video game designer

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#1 on The Most Influential Game Programmers of All Time

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