A Vox.com Interview with Miyamoto ‘Father of Modern Video Games’

I came across this interview with Shigeru Miyamoto, ‘the father of modern video games’, this morning and just have to share! This man gave the work Donkey King, Super Mario, The Legend of Zelda, Star Fox, and more. 

An Interview with the Creator of Super Mario Bros on Vox.com Link

His basic design principles:

  1. Story First – the mechanics come after the purpose and narrative of the game. 
  2. Simplicity – teach the rules game and how to play while playing. This reminds me of the gamification principle that players don’t read the instructions. 
  3. Immersiveness – controls and mechanics must act in such a way that the player feels they are in the game; that they are part of the game universe.

So much to think about!


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.