GAME DESIGNER

Yuji Horii

1954 - Today

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Yuji Horii (堀井 雄二, Horii Yūji) (also written as Yuuji Horii; born January 6, 1954) is a Japanese video game designer and scenario writer best known as the creator of the Dragon Quest series of role-playing games, supervising and writing the scenario for Chrono Trigger, as well as the first visual novel adventure game Portopia Serial Murder Case. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Yuji Horii has received more than 200,771 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Yuji Horii is the 35th most popular game designer (down from 25th in 2019), the 1,373rd most popular biography from Japan (down from 1,102nd in 2019) and the 17th most popular Japanese Game Designer.

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  • 200k

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  • 54.58

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 15

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 1.80

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.26

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among GAME DESIGNERS

Among game designers, Yuji Horii ranks 35 out of 46. Before him are Yoshinori Kitase, Roberta Williams, Ron Gilbert, Yuji Naka, Dave Arneson, and Kazunori Yamauchi. After him are Hideki Kamiya, Al Lowe, Mark Cerny, Ed Boon, Scott Cawthon, and Koji Igarashi.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1954, Yuji Horii ranks 423Before him are Piero Gros, Alex English, Hans-Henrik Ørsted, Christoph Ransmayr, George Galloway, and Aed Carabao. After him are Michael Shermer, Donald Petrie, David Paterson, Thomas Mavros, Vasily Tsibliyev, and Michael Patrick King.

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In Japan

Among people born in Japan, Yuji Horii ranks 1,373 out of 5,560. Before him are Jong Tae-se (1984), Yukio Edano (1964), Nobuhiko Okamoto (1986), Sugao Kambe (1961), Norio Sasaki (1958), and Yahiro Kazama (1961). After him are Hiroshi Kaneda (1953), Kazuki Nakajima (1985), Yuichi Nakamura (1980), Noritake Takahara (1951), Seiko Hashimoto (1964), and Kana Hanazawa (1989).

Among GAME DESIGNERS In Japan

Among game designers born in Japan, Yuji Horii ranks 17Before him are Masahiro Sakurai (1970), Hidetaka Miyazaki (1974), Eiji Aonuma (1963), Yoshinori Kitase (1966), Yuji Naka (1965), and Kazunori Yamauchi (1967). After him are Hideki Kamiya (1970), Koji Igarashi (1968), and Naoto Ohshima (1964).

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