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Video games, Science

Hideo Kojima

Hideo Kojima is a Japanese video game designer, writer, director and producer.

Video games, Art

Gary Gygax

Ernest Gary Gygax was an American game designer and author best known for co-creating the pioneering role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons (D&D) with Dave Arneson.

Movies, Video games, Science

Scott Cawthon

Scott Cawthon is an independent American video game designer, developer, animator, and writer, best known as the creator of the Five Nights at Freddy's game franchise. Cawthon has also created other games, such as Chipper & Son's Lumber Co., The Desolate Hope, and There is No Pause Button!, as well as Christian-based animations such as A Christmas Journey and The Pilgrim's Progress. He used Autodesk 3ds Max and Clickteam Fusion 2.5 to develop Five Nights at Freddy's and most of his other games.

Video games

Peter Molyneux

Peter Douglas Molyneux is an 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, Curiosity – What's Inside the Cube?, and Godus. He currently works at 22Cans as the founder.

Movies, Video games

Chris Roberts (game developer)

Chris Roberts is an American video game designer, programmer, film producer and film director. He created the Wing Commander series while at Origin Systems and is now working on the crowdfunded space simulator Star Citizen.

Video games, Science

Alexey Pajitnov

Alexey Leonidovich Pajitnov is a Russian video game designer and computer engineer who developed Tetris while working for the Dorodnitsyn Computing Centre of the Soviet Academy of Sciences, a Soviet government-founded R&D center.

Video games, Science

Will Wright (game designer)

William Ralph "Will" Wright is an American video game designer and co-founder of the former game development company Maxis, and then part of Electronic Arts (EA). In April 2009, he left EA to run Stupid Fun Club Camp, an entertainment think tank in which Wright and EA are principal shareholders.

Video games

Jonathan Blow

Jonathan Blow is an American video game designer and programmer, who is best known as the creator of the independent video games Braid (2008) and The Witness (2016), both of which were released to critical acclaim.

Video games

Phil Fish

Philippe Poisson, better known as Phil Fish, is a French-Canadian former indie game designer best known for his work on the 2012 platform game Fez published by his company, Polytron Corporation. He was born and raised in Quebec, where his experiences with Nintendo games in his youth would later influence his game design. He studied game design at the Montreal National Animation and Design Centre, and worked at Ubisoft and Artificial Mind and Movement before starting Polytron in 2008.

Video games

Gunpei Yokoi

Gunpei Yokoi , sometimes transliterated Gumpei Yokoi, was a Japanese video game designer. He was a long-time Nintendo employee, best known as creator of the Game & Watch handheld system, inventor of the Control Pad, the original designer of the Game Boy, and producer of a few long-running and critically acclaimed video game franchises, such as Metroid and Kid Icarus.

Video games

IceFrog

IceFrog is a pseudonymous video game designer, known for being the longest-serving designer of Defense of the Ancients (DotA), a custom Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos mod - and as the lead designer for the stand-alone sequel, Dota 2.

Video games

Dave Arneson

David Lance "Dave" Arneson was an American game designer best known for co-developing the first published role-playing game (RPG), Dungeons & Dragons, with Gary Gygax, in the early 1970s. Arneson's early work was fundamental to the development of the genre, developing the concept of the RPG using devices now considered to be archetypical, such as adventuring in "dungeons" and using a neutral judge who doubles as the voice and consciousness of all other characters to develop the storyline.

Video games, Science

Tom Hall

Tom A. Hall is a game designer born in Wisconsin. He attended the University of Wisconsin–Madison, where he earned a B.S. in Computer Science.

Video games

Lizzie Magie

Elizabeth J. Phillips was an American game designer and Georgist. She invented The Landlord's Game, the precursor to Monopoly, to illustrate teachings of the progressive era economist Henry George.