Carol Shaw

1955 - Today

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Carol Shaw (born 1955) is one of the first female game designers and programmers in the video game industry. She is best known for creating the Atari 2600 vertically scrolling shooter River Raid (1982) for Activision. She worked for Atari, Inc. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Carol Shaw has received more than 84,811 page views. Her biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Carol Shaw is the 42nd most popular game designer, the 10,913th most popular biography from United States and the 15th most popular American Game Designer.

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  • 52.35

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 15

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  • 3.59

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  • 2.37

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Among game designers, Carol Shaw ranks 42 out of 46Before her are Hideki Kamiya, Al Lowe, Mark Cerny, Ed Boon, Scott Cawthon, and Koji Igarashi. After her are Todd Howard, Naoto Ohshima, Jens Bergensten, Jordan Mechner, Tim Schafer, and Chris Sawyer.

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Among people born in 1955, Carol Shaw ranks 458Before her are Karl Del'Haye, András Törőcsik, Julio Cobos, Silvio Leonard, Gerard Nijboer, and Isidoro San José. After her are Wolfgang Tiefensee, Philippe Boisse, Ray Ozzie, Rupert Keegan, Ewine van Dishoeck, and Clare Higgins.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Carol Shaw ranks 10,913 out of 15,968Before her are Mike Mansfield (1903), Andrew Wilson (1964), Nanette Fabray (1920), Colin Donnell (1982), Richard Kelly (1975), and Erin Cummings (1977). After her are Ben Nighthorse Campbell (1933), Nimród Antal (1973), Don Edmunds (1930), Kristin Bauer van Straten (1966), John DiMaggio (1968), and Ron Simmons (1958).

Among GAME DESIGNERS In United States

Among game designers born in United States, Carol Shaw ranks 15Before her are Roberta Williams (1953), Ron Gilbert (1964), Dave Arneson (1947), Mark Cerny (1964), Ed Boon (1964), and Scott Cawthon (1971). After her are Todd Howard (1971), Jordan Mechner (1964), Tim Schafer (1967), Michael Morhaime (1967), Chris Metzen (1973), and Tom Hall (1964).