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René-Gilles Deberdt

Also Known As

  • Naoki Haga

Game Credits


MahJongg Master 4 (2003)   (Designer)
Kyodai Mahjongg (1997)   (Author)


MahJongg Master 4 (2003)   (Author)
MahJongg Master 3 (2000)   (Developer)
MahJongg Master 2 (1998)   (Program)
Kyodai Mahjongg (1997)   (Created by)


Swift Classics: Mahjongg Magic For Windows (2001)   (Thanks Beta Testers!)

Developer Biography

René-Gilles Deberdt is a programmer based on Paris, France. He started working as a programmer as a demo-coder on an Atari ST in 1989~91 but earned his living as a freelance journalist for several magazines, and as a Japanese comics & video translator for various French companies.
In 1996/7 when the manga related work waned, Rene developed Mahjongg Master which led to a long and successful series of games.

Rene's main passion is Japanese animation, closely followed by TV/cinema/DVD and music in general. His favourite games are Final Fantasy 7 and 8 as well as the LucasArts adventure games like Monkey Island and Grim Fandango.

Source: Author's bio as included in Mahjongg Master 4

Last updated: Jun 05, 2016