Video games are a really special universe, with millions of followers around the world and adding more every year. We can find thousands of curiosities and stories since the creation of the first video game, called “Tennis for Two” by the physicist William Higginbotham on October 18th, 1958.
It can be said that the majority of game designers have been inspired by at least one other before them and still use their talent to create new experiences.But we don’t know the artists behind the game, the expert creating an entire story to us.
That’s why we’ve made a list of five famous video game artists, including the creators of some of the most relevant content in gaming history, so that now you can admire the genius minds that have brought to life some of the greatest video games in the world, the majority of which you have probably played at least once.
This video game designer was born in Tokyo, Japan on 24th August 1963. Kojima started his career with Konami on 1986, his first work was as an assistant director on Penguin Adventure, but his first big work as a director was the Metal Gear saga released in 1987 by the company for the MSX2 computer. Hideo has his own company, “Kojima Productions“. This company was founded in 2005 as a subsidiary of Konami, but in 2015 Kojima reformed the company as an independent studio.
Is a Japanese designer, director, producer, writer and film director. He was born in Hitachi, Ibaraki, Japan on November 25th, 1962. Hironobu is the creator of the Final Fantasy series, a video game released on December 18, 1987, for the NES. This artist has sold more than 80.000.000 of original copies around the world. He is the owner of Mistwalker, a company founded in 2004.
Miyamoto is the co-representative director of Nintendo, he started his career in 1997 with the company. This Japanese was born on November 16th, 1952 and studied Industrial Design in Kanazawa Municipal College of Industrial Arts. The artist created his first video game for Nintendo, called “Donkey Kong” on 1981. Miyamoto has a big career creating video games; he has some big titles like Mario Bros, The Legend of Zelda, Popeye, Kirby and more.
He is the first American on the list, nicknamed by the users as “Lord Gaben”, is a computer programmer, co-founder and president of the company Valve Corporation. Gabe is the creator of Dota, Counter-Strike, Day of Defeat and many others. He started his career as a producer of the Windows 1.01, 1.02 and 1.03 operation system, but he decided to create the video game Half-life on 1998 with Mike Harrington after they left Microsoft.
Finally, we have the president and co-founder of the company Blizzard Entertainment, founded back in 1991 and originally named Silicon and Synapse. Morhaime was born on November 3, 1967, in California. The company released in 1994 the video game WarCraft which its first number one selling game. Michael is so successful, that he is one of the only producers or designers to have won at both Technology and Engineering Emmy Awards and at the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences Interactive Achievement Awards.