GAME DESIGNER

Toru Iwatani

1955 - Today

Toru Iwatani

Toru Iwatani (岩谷 徹, Iwatani Tōru, born January 25, 1955) is a Japanese video game designer who spent much of his career working for Namco. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Toru Iwatani has received more than 765,345 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 10th most popular game designer.

Memorability Metrics

  • 770k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 47.15

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 19

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 5.09

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.11

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among GAME DESIGNERS

Among game designers, Toru Iwatani ranks 10 out of 37Before him are Satoru Iwata, Satoshi Tajiri, Jeff Kinney, Sid Meier, Gary Gygax, and Shinji Mikami. After him are Hironobu Sakaguchi, Yu Suzuki, Markus Persson, Will Wright, Peter Molyneux, and Steve Jackson.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1955, Toru Iwatani ranks 169Before him are Herbert Prohaska, Kang Kyung-wha, John Wesley Shipp, Gilbert Gottfried, Cyprien Ntaryamira, and Andreas Gursky. After him are Kazuyoshi Nakamura, Ildikó Enyedi, Wang Yang, Bill Condon, Mísia, and Mayumi Tanaka.

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In Japan

Among people born in Japan, Toru Iwatani ranks 830 out of 3,113Before him are Masafumi Yokoyama (1956), Joseph Asajiro Satowaki (1904), Miyoshi Umeki (1929), Masayoshi Ito (1913), Masaki Yokotani (1952), and Ikue Ōtani (1965). After him are Kazuyoshi Nakamura (1955), Uemura Shōen (1875), Yoshio Kikugawa (1944), Mayumi Tanaka (1955), Takuya Kimura (1972), and Yasushi Akimoto (1958).

Among GAME DESIGNERS In Japan

Among game designers born in Japan, Toru Iwatani ranks 6Before him are Shigeru Miyamoto (1952), Hideo Kojima (1963), Gunpei Yokoi (1941), Satoru Iwata (1959), and Satoshi Tajiri (1965). After him are Hironobu Sakaguchi (1962), Yu Suzuki (1958), Tetsuya Nomura (1970), Yuji Naka (1965), Yuji Horii (1954), and Kazunori Yamauchi (1967).

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