Articles by tag: legendary game designers

Author : Tasha S. & Emanuele B.
29 February 2020, 8:05 am

Legendary Game Designers: Will Wright

Hooba noobie! Ayaw ko bobo siya! That, of course, means absolutely nothing, it's pure gibberish, Or should I say "simlish." Simlish is the familiar "language" that is used in the Sims series of games. Why am I talking about the sims and, worse yet, attempting to speak their language? That's because of Will Wright, the man behind the sims games. Everything from SimCity to every Sims game that followed. I grew up with the Sims games, and I always found the antics of those little sims to be hilarious, nonsensical, and often risque. I loved it. The very idea of making your own little person and playing God, if you want. But, I should probably backtrack somewhat if I'm going to do Mr. Wright any justice.

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Author : Tasha
2 October 2019, 1:29 pm

Legendary Game Designers: Richard Garriott

“Whenever I saw the sun, I reminded myself that I was looking at a star. One of over a hundred billion in our galaxy. A galaxy that was just one of billions of other galaxies in the observable universe. This helped me keep things in perspective.”

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Author : Tasha S. & Emanuele B.
2 February 2019, 10:31 am

Legendary Game Designers: Ron Gilbert

Ron Gilbert has a pretty big claim to fame and not just for designing video games. He is also responsible for one of the most successful and widely used game engines ever created. Hailing from Oregon, Ron was interested in learning how to program since he was a kid. Growing up he used his home computer to attempt to replicate popular games released at that time and used his friends as game test guinea pigs. From these humble beginnings, Ron built his gaming career.

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Author : Tasha
26 June 2018, 10:24 pm

Legendary Game Designers: Chris Roberts

Ah, it’s been a while since I’ve graced you guys with a profile on a retro game designer. This particular profile is pretty unique in the way that it unfolds. We all know Chris Roberts as “the Wing Commander Guy.” But there is so much more to his story than that. It’s a controversial story fraught with legal issues, big goals, and mass disappointment.

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Author : Tasha
13 January 2018, 2:20 pm

Legendary Game Designers: Martin Edmondson

Martin Edmondson is best known for his work on the Shadow of the Beast and Driver series. This UK native got to spend a large part of his career doing what he loved with his brother, Gareth. The two no longer work together, but I doubt it has anything to do with bad blood. I’d guess just shifting interests.

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Author : Tasha
25 November 2017, 1:53 am

A Legendary Game Designer, Writer and Producer: David Bishop

Trust me when I say I really wanted to make another ‘David’ pun, but I restrained myself. This time around I chose this particular one because I recently reviewed one of his games, but I will get to that. This UK native is the mind behind such games as Wonderland, Disney’s Aladdin, and The Jungle Book.

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