Tag: shigeru miyamoto

  • Industry Legend Hiroshi Yamauchi Dies, Aged 85

    Known for his controversial decisions and an iron will to match, Hiroshi Yamauchi is responsible for Nintendo’s growth from a simple card company into a video game empire. After radical success with the portable Game and Watch series, Mr. Yamauchi took a chance and assigned hardware designer Gunpei Yokoi to mentor a plucky young concept…

  • Critical Mess 2 of 3: Videogame Genesis & Reduction

    Previously on ‘Critical Mess’: We talked about the need to master crawling before you try to sprint, let alone walk. I attempted to label the importance of making games that are more simple when you’re still learning how to make them. In this part of the trilogy we’ll look at a specific example of this…

  • Critical Mess 1 of 3: Don’t Forget The Core, Gamers

    (Or: “How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love to Ask if Unsure”) Hello and welcome to this, the first in a trilogy of blogs I’m calling ‘Critical Mess’. Here, I’ll be looking at things that I think people interested in playing and/or making videogames should know – since I’m passionate about both of these…