Will Wright

1960 - Today

Will Wright

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 25,135 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 14th most popular game designer.

Memorability Metrics

  • 25k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 44.61

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 28

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.27

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.48

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among game designers, Will Wright ranks 14 out of 37Before him are Gary Gygax, Shinji Mikami, Toru Iwatani, Hironobu Sakaguchi, Yu Suzuki, and Markus Persson. After him are Peter Molyneux, Steve Jackson, Tetsuya Nomura, Eiji Aonuma, John Romero, and Masahiro Sakurai.

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Among people born in 1960, Will Wright ranks 180Before him are Pruitt Taylor Vince, Jenette Goldstein, Dominic Miller, Christophe Gans, Da-Wen Sun, and Peter F. Hamilton. After him are Delio Rossi, Viktor Lazlo, Moreno Argentin, Víctor Fernández, Ahmed Jabari, and Kim Milton Nielsen.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Will Wright ranks 5,700 out of 12,171Before him are Bobby Womack (1944), George O. Abell (1927), Burt Kennedy (1922), Nick Jonas (1992), Theodore Roberts (1861), and Richard Lynch (1940). After him are Eddie Bracken (1915), Lawrence M. Krauss (1954), Mary Anderson (1918), John Adair (1757), Randal Kleiser (1946), and Julia Louis-Dreyfus (1961).

Among GAME DESIGNERS In United States

Among game designers born in United States, Will Wright ranks 3Before him are Jeff Kinney (1971) and Gary Gygax (1938). After him are John Romero (1967), Ron Gilbert (1964), Dave Arneson (1947), Roberta Williams (1953), Todd Howard (1971), Tim Schafer (1967), Matt Harding (1976), and Scott Cawthon (1971).

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