Chris Tang

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Chris Tang
Place of birth: Honolulu, Hawaii, United States[1]
Date of birth: 1976[2][1] (age 45-46)
Employment history:
Tengen[1] (1990[2] – 199x)
Hitsparks Games[3]
Role(s): Designer, Translator, Voice actor[4]
Twitter: @strikeharbinger

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Christopher Ryu Tang, often known as simply Chris Tang, is an American video game designer and former Tengen and Capcom designer, translator, and voice actor. Notable for his involvement in the design of the Sega Mega Drive games Gauntlet IV and Rampart[4][1], and for winning Sega of America's Rock the Rock competition[2][4], Tang remains active in the video game industry and is currently developing the upcoming rail shooter Strike Blazinger.[5]

Tang also commentates a number of gaming competitions, and is the originator of the meme Boom Tetris for Jeff.[6]


Tang being awarded his $25,000 check for winning Sega of America's Rock the Rock competition.

Chris Tang began working at Tengen in 1990[2], when he was only 14 years of age.[1]

Gauntlet IV

Main article: Gauntlet IV.

Chris Tang's involvement in the 1993 Sega Mega Drive game Gauntlet IV was one of the first times a passionate video game fan had direct influence on the production of a Japanese-developed title. While he had already developed a notable history in the game industry, Tang was still a relative outsider with little formal experience.

As with the later Rampart, Tang's involvement was specifically highlighted in the game's Japanese manuals as a novel and fascinating collaboration between an American gamer and a Japanese development team.

Rock the Rock

Main article: Rock the Rock.

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