Will Wright

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William Ralph Wright (born January 20, 1960) is an American video game designer and co-founder of the former game development company Maxis, and then part of Electronic Arts (EA). In April 2009, he left EA to run Stupid Fun Club Camp, an entertainment think tank in which Wright and EA are principal shareholders.The first computer game Wright designed was Raid on Bungeling Bay in 1984, but it was SimCity that brought him to prominence. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Will Wright has received more than 26,254 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 28 in 2019). Will Wright is the 19th most popular game designer (down from 14th in 2019), the 6,135th most popular biography from United States (down from 5,694th in 2019) and the 6th most popular American Game Designer.

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  • 3.50

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Among game designers, Will Wright ranks 19 out of 46Before him are Hironobu Sakaguchi, Toru Iwatani, Shinji Mikami, Lizzie Magie, Gary Gygax, and Klaus Teuber. After him are Tetsuya Nomura, Peter Molyneux, Yu Suzuki, Masahiro Sakurai, Hidetaka Miyazaki, and Eiji Aonuma.

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Among people born in 1960, Will Wright ranks 188Before him are Doug Hutchison, Aldo Serena, Simon Fuller, Jari Kurri, Meg Tilly, and Bruno Heller. After him are John Schneider, Jozef Chovanec, Viktor Lazlo, Lang Ping, Phil Taylor, and Jenette Goldstein.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Will Wright ranks 6,135 out of 15,968Before him are Nick Adams (1931), Chad Michael Murray (1981), Mick Thomson (1973), Louis Bromfield (1896), Vincent Pastore (1946), and Jason Biggs (1978). After him are Kirsten Vangsness (1972), Jimmy Ellis (1940), Dave Bing (1943), Yvette Mimieux (1942), Gavin MacLeod (1931), and Millie Perkins (1938).

Among GAME DESIGNERS In United States

Among game designers born in United States, Will Wright ranks 6Before him are Gabe Newell (1962), Jeff Kinney (1971), Steve Jackson (1953), Lizzie Magie (1866), and Gary Gygax (1938). After him are John Carmack (1970), John Romero (1967), Roberta Williams (1953), Ron Gilbert (1964), Dave Arneson (1947), and Mark Cerny (1964).