James Morgan

Document Type

Final Class Paper

Publication Date

Fall 12-8-2020


Game Design History, Game Philosophy


Nintendo started as a small company in the 1970s that sold playing cards. Having seen the exemplary gift in his son, Miyamoto's father arranged for an interview with the president of Nintendo Hiroshi Yamauchi. Consequently, Miyamoto got a position in 1977 as an apprentice in the planning department after showing his toy creations to the president. He became the first Nintendo artist as he helped create the art for the first original coin-operated arcade game. The approach demonstrated his innate abilities that would help him become the ultimate guru in the industry. Through individual discovery, Miyamoto has managed to produce successful works such as Ice climber, which had great applaud from the public. Miyamoto’s uniqueness and brilliance has brought about the great significance to the game design industry in terms of commercial reception, awards, and recognition (DeMattia 55).