The weekly discussion: Your favourite game director

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As the games industry has become further legitimised as a creative outlet, some very creative people have been drawn to it.

From Miyamoto to Suzuki, from Molyneux to Swift, the games industry is now filled with artistic minds of the equal to their counterparts in the worlds of film and literature.

So this week we’re going to talk about the creative directors – Do you have a favourite, and if so, who is it and why?

As always, thanks for dropping by and throwing your comments into the pot!

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  • There's a couple of game creatives that I'm a big fan of (even if I'm not always a fan of their games):

    Goichi Suda is a real maverick for me. The guy is always pushing boundaries and taking creative risks that no one else would even look at.

    Jason Rohrer is experimental, but I like where his ideas are going. He's testing the very nature of interactivity and what is, and is not, games, and those experiments are going to be very influential in the future, I think.

    I'm also a fan of Yosuke Hayashi (the director of Team Ninja now). I like his philosophy to game development, even if his games sometimes underdeliver on the promise.

  • Tomonobu Itagaki and Hideo Kojima are the two big ones for me, but as a whole, it'd have to Kojima that takes the top spot in my book of personal favourites.

  • Anyone else out there a fan of Chris Sawyer? I loved Transport Tycoon from the first time I played the demo right through to the present day. Typing this is making me want to play it now!

  • I've played the RollerCoaster Tycoon series. I can't believe he programmed many of his games in cold, hard assembly code.

  • Yep, I'm a huge fan of the RollerCoaster Tycoon games myself. Speak of that, RollerCoaster Tycoon 3D just released on the 3DS a few days ago. I really need to pick that one up! 🙂

  • Will do. It'll probably be a bit before I can get to it, I'm working my way through Costume Quest and Silent Hill: Book of Memories outside of reviews. I've also got to get to Dishonored too!

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