Game Makers

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This article is about the TV show on G4. For other uses, see Gamemaker (disambiguation).
Game Makers
Country of origin  United States
No. of episodes 71
Production
Running time 21–22 minutes
(30 minutes w/commercials)
Broadcast
Original channel G4
Original run May 1, 2002 – December 12, 2005

Game Makers is a TV show on G4. The original series followed the process of game development, as a company attempts to finish a big new game in time for shipment. The "original" Game Makers did not air often, and when it did it was referred to as a "G4 Special Presentation" rather than a separate entity. The original Game Makers was cancelled and taken off air in early 2006. After the revamp of Icons in June 2006, the classic game based episodes of Icons began to air under the name Game Makers. The original series no longer airs, but a few re-runs aired in May 2006. Game Makers (episodes of the original Game Makers and original Icons) last aired December 1, 2006, on G4. Considering one new episode of the show on Madden 07 (essentially an original Game Makers episode) was aired in November. G4 reran Game Makers in December 2007 on Wednesdays, despite its air in the early mornings.

Episodes from Game Makers (previously Icons episodes)[edit]

Season one[edit]

# Title[1] Production Code[1] Content
1 "Oddworld" 101 Oddworld Inhabitants
2 "Nolan Bushnell" 102 Nolan Bushnell
3 "Pac-Man" 103 Pac-Man
4 "Lara Croft" 104 Lara Croft
5 "Activision" 105 Activision
6 "Miyamoto" 106 Shigeru Miyamoto
7 "EverQuest" 107 EverQuest
8 "Bioware" 108 BioWare
9 "Will Wright" 109 Will Wright
10 "Women in Gaming" 110 women video game company CEOs
11 "Insomniac Games" 111 Insomniac Games
12 "Sid Meier" 112 Sid Meier
13 "Scary Games" 113 Horror games
14 "Richard Garriott" 114 Richard Garriott
15 "Bruce Shelley" 115 Bruce Shelley
16 "John Madden NFL Football" 116 Madden NFL
17 "Splinter Cell" 117 Stealth games
18 "Lord of the Rings" 118 The Lord of the Rings (Vivendi Universal)

Season two[edit]

# Title[1] Production Code[1] Content
1 "Atari" 201 Atari
2 "Game Music" 202 video game musicians
3 "Unreal" 203 Unreal
4 "Yu Suzuki" 204 Yu Suzuki
5 "Intellivision" 205 Intellivision
6 "The Legend of Zelda" 206 The Legend of Zelda series
7 "Xbox" 207 Xbox
8 "Arcade" 208 Video arcades
9 "The History of E3" 209 History of E3
10 "LucasArts" 210 LucasArts
11 "Red Storm" 211 Red Storm Entertainment
12 "Warren Spector" 212 Warren Spector
13 "PC Gaming" 213 Personal computer gaming
14 "The Crash" 214 Video game crash of 1983
15 "Games in the Military" 215 Military simulation
16 "Naughty Dog" 216 Naughty Dog
17 "Mario" 217 Mario
18 "218" 218 Onimusha Halloween 2003
19 "Mega Man" 219 The Mega Man series
20 "Yuji Naka" 220 Yuji Naka
21 "Final Fantasy" 221 Final Fantasy
22 "Dungeons and Dragons" 222 Dungeons & Dragons
23 "Castlevania" 223 Castlevania

Season three[edit]

# Title[1] Production Code[1] Content
1 "Music Games" 301 Music games
2 "Dreamcast" 302 Dreamcast
3 "ESRB" 303 ESRB
4 "Peter Molyneux" 304 Peter Molyneux
5 "Tetris" 305 Tetris
6 "Electronic Arts" 306 Electronic Arts
7 "Game Boy" 307 Game Boy
8 "Donkey Kong" 308 Donkey Kong
9 "Nobuo Uematsu" 309 Nobuo Uematsu
10 "The DOOM Franchise" 310 Doom
11 "Dead or Alive" 311 Dead or Alive
12 "SNK" 312 SNK Playmore
13 "Mortal Kombat" 313 Mortal Kombat
14 "Prince of Persia" 314 Prince of Persia
15 "Mark Cuban" 315 Mark Cuban
16 "Metal Gear Solid" 316 The Metal Gear series
17 "Half-Life" 317 Half-Life
18 "Bungie" 318 Bungie
19 "Apple II" 319 Apple II
20 "Fighting Games" 320 fighting games

Season four[edit]

# Title[1] Production Code[1] Content
1 "Gran Turismo" 5001 Gran Turismo
2 "Splinter Cell" 5002 Splinter Cell
3 "Frank Miller" 5003 Frank Miller
4 "5004" 5004 Tim Schafer
5 "Star Wars Games" 5005 Star Wars video games
6 "Ralph Baer" 5006 Ralph Baer
7 "PlayStation" 5007 PlayStation
8 "George A. Romero" 5008 George A. Romero
9 "Xbox 360" 5009 Xbox 360
10 "NES" 5010 Nintendo Entertainment System
11 "King Kong" 5011 King Kong

Trivia[edit]

At least seven of these episodes were put onto versions of the games they were about.

  • Episode 219, "Mega Man," was featured on the Nintendo GameCube and Xbox versions of Mega Man Anniversary Collection (Though some of the content featured in the original episode that was unrelated to Mega Man or Capcom was removed).
  • Episode 116, "John Madden NFL Football," was featured as part of the Madden 2005: Collector's Edition for PlayStation 2.
  • Episode 310, "The DOOM Franchise," was featured on the Doom 3 Collectors Edition for Xbox.
  • Episode 117, "Splinter Cell," was featured on the Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory collectors disc for the PlayStation 2.
  • Episode 112, "Sid Meier,"was put in the game of the year edition of Civilization IV.
  • Episode 223, "Castlevania," was featured in Castlevania: Curse of Darkness for PS2 and Xbox.
  • Episode 314, "Prince of Persia," was featured as an unlockable video on "Prince of Persia: Warrior Within".

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Game Makers Episode Guide. G4. Retrieved 3 December 2008.

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