Montag, 13. Juli 2015

Here's to you, Mr. Iwata!

I am a game designer.
I am a player.
Most of all though, I am a Nintendo fan!

I started my Adventure into the world of gaming back in the 90s with my very first Gameboy and haven't left the Nintendo domain since then. Of course I took a look here and there and I will always be a Sonic fan first and a Mario fan second... But not one company grabbed my attention and love as much as Nintendo did by simply being Nintendo.

Nintendo surprised me over and over again with things like the Nintendo DS, the Wii or even the Wii U. I always knew that I am in for a joyful and fun time when buying a Nintendo product and this is thanks to the way people like Satoru Iwata used to look at things. Or to quote the man himself:

"Above all, video games are meant to be just one thing: fun. Fun for everyone." - Satoru Iwata GDC 2006

The way Nintendo approached game development and gaming in general left such a lasting impression on me that it was the main influence for me in designing my games.

Making a game fun and enjoyable. Giving the player a way to leave his or her everyday life for a moment to travel into the mushroom kingdom, hyrule or other fantastic places. Manage to bring out the inner child in even the most grumpiest ones out there. All these things I love and adore about Nintendo became my very own personal goals over the years for my own games.

In a way you could say that my biggest dream is to become a Nintendo Designer and I sure hope to make games that would make people like Satoru Iwata proud one day.

Here's to you, Mr. Iwata!