Thursday, December 16, 2010
Shigeru Miyamoto New Yorker Article
There is a new article about Mario and Zelda creator Shigeru Miyamoto in The New Yorker magazine here. Miyamoto created and continues to create my favorite games. It's been awkward working in the games industry and getting interview questions for adult or teen oriented games where they asked what my favorite games are and I say, "Mario, Zelda..." Miyamoto's games are to me the purest form of game that I've ever experienced and clearly art in and of themselves. The article reports that Mario and Zelda were created based on childhood experiences Miyamoto had running through the countryside catching fish or peeking in caves in the woods.