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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 explores subjects such as mathematics, cryptography, philosophy, currency, and the history of science. He also writes non-fiction articles about technology in publications such as Wired. He has worked part-time as an advisor for Blue Origin, a company developing a manned sub-orbital launch system, and is also a cofounder of Subutai Corporation, whose first offering is the interactive fiction ...more

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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 theme for the film The Exorcist – and for his 1983 hit single "Moonlight Shadow". He is also known for his hit rendition of the Christmas piece "In Dulci Jubilo". Oldfield has released more than 20 albums with the most recent being a rock themed album titled Man on the Rocks, released in 2014. ...more

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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 aspects of computer game development and business. On October 12, 2008, Garriott launched aboard Soyuz TMA-13 to the International Space Station as a self-funded private astronaut, returning 12 days later aboard Soyuz TMA-12. With his trip, he became the second person, and first American, to be a second-generation space traveler. Garriott founded a new video game development company in 2009, called ...more

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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 into video games and starting to abandon the playing cards it had made starting in 1889. His games have been seen on every Nintendo video game console, with his earliest work appearing on arcade machines. Franchises Miyamoto has created include Mario, Donkey Kong, The Legend of Zelda, Star Fox, F-Zero, Pikmin, and the Wii series. Noteworthy games include Super Mario Bros., one of the most famous ...more

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