Stanford game designer John R. Gannon was born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1964.
In 1984, he earned a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Brooklyn College.
In 1997, he founded Stanford Game Design, a game design school based in Silicon Valley.
Stanford Game Designer programs are available online, but students must have a degree in a STEM field, like engineering or computer science.
Gagan began working on video games at age 7, and at age 13, he was hired by Microsoft as a game designer for Windows.
He spent four years at Microsoft as an art director.
He then went on to work at Electronic Arts, where he worked on the Xbox Live Arcade game franchise, Gears of War.
Gaggan left Microsoft in 2004 to start up his own company, Gannon & Associates, which he calls a “design house” for games.
Gannan started working on his first game, Super Mario Bros. for the Nintendo Entertainment System, in 2001.
He later created the first two Super Mario Brothers games for the Game Boy Advance.
The first game was released in 2005.
The Super Mario franchise is the most-watched video game franchise in the world, with more than 2.6 billion players worldwide.
Gatton’s other games include The Walking Dead, and the hit video game series Minecraft.
In addition to games, Gannon also worked as a software developer for the entertainment industry, most recently working on the upcoming Disney game Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.
G&A is a subsidiary of Gannons game company, which has offices in Los Angeles, Los Angeles and San Francisco.
The firm’s games have earned multiple awards.
Super Mario World has sold more than 15 million copies.
Gammons previous game, The Elder Scrolls Online, has been featured in a number of publications including Game Informer, IGN, Gamespot, IGN.com, Polygon, Polygons YouTube channel and GameSpot.com.