With 37 biographies, Game Designers are the 79th most common occupation in Pantheon, behind American Football Players, Pilots, and Mountaineers.

Pantheon has 37 people classified as game designers born between 1938 and 1979. Of these 37, 33 (89.19%) of them are still alive today. The most famous living game designers include Shigeru Miyamoto, Hideo Kojima, and Satoshi Tajiri. The most famous deceased game designers include Gunpei Yokoi, Satoru Iwata, and Gary Gygax.

Living Game Designers

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Deceased Game Designers

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Most game designers were born in Japan (15), United States (11), and United Kingdom (2). By city, the most common birth places were Kyoto (2), Tokyo (2), and Sapporo (1).The most common death places of game designers were Japan (2) and United States (2). By city, these were Komatsu, Ishikawa (1), Kyoto (1), and Lake Geneva, Wisconsin (1).

The earliest biographies classified as game designers in Pantheon are Dave Arneson, Gunpei Yokoi, and Gary Gygax.  The concentration of game designers was largest during the Television Era, which lasted from 1950 to 1989. Some birth or death locations for earlier game designers are unknown, which may account for timeline differences below.

Which Game Designers were alive at the same time? This visualization shows the lifespans of the 4 most globally memorable Game Designers since 1700.

Game Designers are found within the Arts domain which also includes Actors, Singers, Musicians, Film Directors, and Painters.