We all know that making a video game takes a whole team of people. Everyone, from the director to the testers, plays an essential role in turning out a high-quality video game. There are artist, coders, voice actors, and many other people working together towards a mutual goal of bringing a quality video game into the market, and achieving success in both critical approval, and sales.
However, there is always a single person who leads the development of video games. His opinions are very helpful in pushing everything forward, and with his leadership and motivation he keeps the team together and moving towards the goal. Some of these leaders stand at the top and some of their ideas have even gone on to change the history of video games completely. Without their visionaries, we wonder where the gaming would have been today. Here are some of the leaders who have given a lot of contribution to the video game industry.
Shigeru Miyamoto: While making the list of the most influential people in video games not including Miyamoto would be a mockery against gaming and humanity. He is largely responsible for video games. After all, he is the man behind one of the most successful video games Mario. It is the highest selling video game franchise in history. Shigeru Miyamoto’s contributions to the RPG genre and his overall importance to Nintendo as a company are beyond comparison. Without his vision, video games would have been wholly different today. He is a living legend in the world of video gaming.
Hideo Kojima: Hideo Kojima makes his name on this list because of his amazing contributions in making the video games more cinematic. His major series, Metal Gear, produced cut scenes in the games to a level that was not seen before. The action games produced by him are the best stealth action games. His contributions played a major role in blowing up PlayStation and reach all the way back to the early days of gaming.
John Carmack: Do you know the man responsible for taking video games into the world of 3D? John Carmack is the man behind making the modern consoles. He is one of the most technically proficient video game developers in history. He showed the world that video games could be more than just side scrolling platformers. He is also known as the godfather of the modern first person shooter. John Carmack’s contributions also stretch into the world of user-modified games.
Will Wright: He is one of the video game creators who brought the gaming to the masses. Will Wright thought about video games in a different way than most of the people in the late 80s. Instead of thinking about dying and surviving, or winning and losing, Will Wright thought about just playing. Instead of trying to “beat the game”, he understood that there are people who just want to play a game for fun. Will Wright is one of the most influential people in video games whose contributions are still felt today.
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