Michel Ancel

1972 - Today

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Michel Ancel (born 29 March 1972) is a French video game designer. He is best known for creating the Rayman franchise and was the lead designer or director for several of the games, including Rayman Origins and its sequel Rayman Legends. He is also known for the cult hit video game Beyond Good & Evil and for King Kong, based on Peter Jackson's film King Kong, which was critically acclaimed. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Michel Ancel has received more than 310,655 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Michel Ancel is the 49th most popular game designer, the 23rd most popular biography from Monaco and the most popular Monegasque Game Designer.

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Among game designers, Michel Ancel ranks 49 out of 46Before him are Todd Howard, Naoto Ohshima, Jens Bergensten, Jordan Mechner, Tim Schafer, and Chris Sawyer. After him are Éric Chahi, Michael Morhaime, Chris Metzen, Tom Hall, Matt Harding, and Adrian Carmack.

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Among people born in 1972, Michel Ancel ranks 490Before him are Sandrine Testud, Capucho, Paolo Bacigalupi, Marko Kon, Anders Aukland, and Sean Waltman. After him are Koji Kondo, Sérgio Manoel, Arjun Rampal, Salah Hissou, Anne Dorthe Tanderup, and David Musulbes.

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In Monaco

Among people born in Monaco, Michel Ancel ranks 23 out of 25Before him are Charlotte Casiraghi (1986), Andrea Casiraghi (1984), Armand Forcherio (1941), Olivier Beretta (1969), Daniel Elena (1972), and Pierre Casiraghi (1987). After him are Princess Gabriella, Countess of Carladès (2014) and Jacques, Hereditary Prince of Monaco (2014).


Among game designers born in Monaco, Michel Ancel ranks 1