About Brianna Wu
American video game developer and programmer most famous for co-founding the independent game development company Giant Spacekat. From 2014 to 2016, she was the co-host of the Isometric gaming podcast.
She began studying Journalism and Political Science at the University of Mississippi in 2003. She briefly withdrew from college to work in Washington, D.C.
In 2014, she found herself at the forefront of the Gamergate controversy, receiving multiple death threats as a result of her anti-Gamergate stance.
Family of Brianna Wu
Her adopted father was a U.S. Navy doctor. She married artist Frank Wu in 2008.
Close associates of Brianna Wu
She and video games journalist Anita Sarkeesian were both targets of Gamergate-related harassment.
About Toby Fox
Also known as FwugRadiation, he is the game developer, writer and composer of the critically acclaimed RPG Undertale.
He was a forum member on the EarthBound fan site Starmen.net with the alias name Radiation. He gained attention for his “EarthBound Halloween Hack” submission for Starmen.Net s 2008 Halloween Funfest.
He produced music for the webcomic Homestuck.
Family of Toby Fox
He is from Massachusetts.
Close associates of Toby Fox
He developed Undertale in the basement of Andrew Hussie s home.
About David Vonderhaar
Known as the studio design director for the American video game company Treyarch. He also played a key role in designing the popular Call of Duty games.
He studied electronic media and computer science at the University of Cincinnati.
In the World at War edition of Call of Duty, there is a soldier character who is named after Vonderhaar.
Family of David Vonderhaar
His Treyarch studios opened in Santa Monica, California in 1996. He has a younger brother.
Close associates of David Vonderhaar
He was interviewed by Hector Rodriguez on The Eavesdrop Podcast in 2018.
About Satoshi Tajiri
Creator of Pokemon who founded the video game company GameFreak, Inc. His videogames Pokemon Red, Green, and Blue later became a popular animated series and a film franchise.
He became interested in arcade games early in his childhood and started playing them instead of going to school.
A passion for insect collecting was blended with his love of video games, thus forming the foundation for Pokemon.
Family of Satoshi Tajiri
His father was a car salesman and his mother a stay-at-home mom.
Close associates of Satoshi Tajiri
Shigeru Miyamoto, the designer behind the Super Mario and The Legend of Zelda games, also helped on the development of Pokemon.
About Jeff Kaplan
Game Director and Vice President at Blizzard Entertainment notable for being the game director of Overwatch. He also helped design elements of World of Warcraft.
He earned a degree in creative writing from the University of Southern California after initially pursuing a degree in film. He was a writing intern for Universal Pictures before heading back to school to get a graduate degree in creative writing from New York University.
He joined the “Legacy of Steel” guild under the online handle of “Tigole” for the video game Everquest.
Family of Jeff Kaplan
He was an employee of his father s recruiting business after graduate school.
Close associates of Jeff Kaplan
He followed in the footsteps of Hearthstone lead director Ben Brode by making himself a public face for Blizzard.
About Ed Boon
Best known for being one of the co-creators of the highly successful Mortal Kombat video game franchise, he worked at Midway Games for more than a decade and a half. In 2013, he released Injustice: Gods Among Us.
He studied math and computer science at the University of Illinois. He worked on pinball games after graduating.
Ranked among IGN s Top 100 Game Creators, he helped programmed Mortal Kombat and voiced the yellow ninja character Scorpion.
Family of Ed Boon
He was born in Chicago, Illinois and grew up alongside his two sisters.
Close associates of Ed Boon
His Mortal Kombat game spawned a series of movies, the first of which was directed by Paul W.S. Anderson.