They walked the earth…

Miyamoto talks about Super Mario Bros for 25th anniversary

This is an amazing article for a number of reasons, but it affected me deeply for one in specific:

Namely, it’s eye-opening to me to understand that these classic games were made by game designers.

It’s weird to say it, but up to this point (unbeknownst to me) I’ve been assuming these games just appeared in a vacuum, despite knowing the kind of stuff that goes on behind the scenes of these things. For some reason, these great works – these pillars of game design history, seemed to me to be constructed by gods and mythological figures and not men.

To read this article and see that Miyamoto and his colleagues were once in my situation… Well it gives one hope.

I’m being glib about it, but it’s mainly to get across the thoughts I had while reading this. It was eye opening in a surprising way.

So odd. So very odd.

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