- Cliff Johnson, creator of Fool's Errand and 3 in Three
- Will Wright, creator of The Sims and Sim City
- Noah Falstein, creator of Defender and Robotron
- Chris Crawford, creator of Balance of Power and the Erasmatron (cough cough)
- Raph Koster, chief guy(?) on Everquest
- Daniel James, chief guy on Yohoho! Puzzle Pirates
- Chip Morningstar and Randy Farmer, developers of Habitat, "the first massively multiplayer game", and the important paper The Lessons of Lucasfilm's Habitat (as well as the less important paper How to Deconstruct Almost Anything)
Other people spotted while I was wandering through friends networks spotting these guys: sci-fi author David Brin; Lotus and EFF founder Mitch Kapor; Amazon's Jeff Bezos; Google's Larry Page.