Category: Game Developers

Shigesato Itoi Giygas

Shigesato Itoi (Part 2): Mother, Earthbound, Giygas and… Fishing?

This article is part two (of three) of the Shigesato article and will be covering the creation of the Mother series, the influence behind Earthbound’s final boss Giygas and Itoi’s little known fishing game. If you haven’t read part 1...

/ November 20, 2018
Shigesato Itoi

Shigesato Itoi (Part 1): The Copywriter Before Earthbound

Today is the 70th birthday of Mother/Earthbound creator Shigesato Itoi, for which he is most commonly known for in the world of video games. However, video games only make up a small portion of Itoi’s professional career. He has delved...

/ November 10, 2018
Masahiro Sakurai

Masahiro Sakurai: Sora Ltd. (Part 2)

This article on Masahiro Sakurai is part 2 of two articles. Click here to read part 1.   Masahiro Sakurai had a very successful career at HAL Laboratory, creating both Kirby and Super Smash Bros.. However in 2003, he felt...

/ November 3, 2018
Masahiro Sakurai

Masahiro Sakurai: The Creator of Kirby (Part 1)

Masahiro Sakurai was born on August 3, 1970 in Musashimurayama, Tokyo, Japan. Growing up, he loved playing video games. He was approximately five years old when he played his first ever video game – a game resembling Pong like many...

/ October 25, 2018
Satoshi Tajiri Pokémon Slowbro and Gastly Concept

Satoshi Tajiri: The Man Behind Pokémon

We all know Pokémon as what it is today, but how did it all come to fruition? Pokémon went through a lot of changes, and it took series creator Satoshi Tajiri years of hard work and dedication to see it...

/ July 19, 2018

Satoru Iwata (Part 1): Before Working at Nintendo

  Satoru Iwata was loved and respected by coworkers and fans all around the world. We all knew Iwata as president of Nintendo, but his path to reaching this highpoint has its own story… Growing Up Satoru Iwata was born...

/ January 11, 2018