John Romero

1967 - Today

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Alfonso John Romero (born October 28, 1967) is an American director, designer, programmer, and developer in the video game industry. He is best known as a co-founder of id Software and designer for many of their games, including Wolfenstein 3D, Dangerous Dave, Hexen, Doom, Doom II and Quake. His game designs and development tools, along with new programming techniques created and implemented by id Software's lead programmer John D. Carmack, led to a mass popularization of the first-person shooter, or FPS, in the 1990s. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Romero has received more than 1,649,468 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). John Romero is the 27th most popular game designer (down from 19th in 2019), the 8,385th most popular biography from United States (down from 6,914th in 2019) and the 8th most popular American Game Designer.

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Among game designers, John Romero ranks 27 out of 46Before him are Peter Molyneux, Yu Suzuki, Masahiro Sakurai, Hidetaka Miyazaki, Eiji Aonuma, and John Carmack. After him are David Cage, Yoshinori Kitase, Roberta Williams, Ron Gilbert, Yuji Naka, and Dave Arneson.

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Among people born in 1967, John Romero ranks 261Before him are Marisa Monte, Vicente Amigo, Carlos Alberto Dias, Knez, Sasha Mitchell, and Mille Petrozza. After him are Uli Kusch, Gabriele Muccino, Mohamed Nasheed, Masami Ihara, Luigi Apolloni, and Sam Taylor-Johnson.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, John Romero ranks 8,385 out of 15,968Before him are Bill Hader (1978), Kyle Eastwood (1968), Ray Collins (1889), Clarence White (1944), Frank Parker (1916), and Geraldo Rivera (1943). After him are Harry Spanjer (1873), Bob Clark (1939), Dorothy Hansine Andersen (1901), Daniel Henney (1979), Harry Turtledove (1949), and Alice Sebold (1963).

Among GAME DESIGNERS In United States

Among game designers born in United States, John Romero ranks 8Before him are Jeff Kinney (1971), Steve Jackson (1953), Lizzie Magie (1866), Gary Gygax (1938), Will Wright (1960), and John Carmack (1970). After him are Roberta Williams (1953), Ron Gilbert (1964), Dave Arneson (1947), Mark Cerny (1964), Ed Boon (1964), and Scott Cawthon (1971).

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