Posted Thu Dec 8, 2011 at 08:30 AM PST by Dick Ward
He's still with Nintendo, but he's no longer heading the design team.
If you're at all serious about games then Shigeru Miyamoto is almost certainly a name you're familiar with. He's the man behind 'Donkey Kong,' 'Super Mario Bros' and 'The Legend of Zelda.' He's one of the big reasons that Nintendo is where it is today.
The legendary game designer announced this week that he's going to be stepping down from his role at Nintendo in order to focus on smaller titles. He's staying with the company, but Miyamoto has goals beyond simply taking part on development of major games.
It was solo or small team creation, limited funds and limited hardware that spurred Miyamoto to be great in the first place and he's looking to capture that. He says that he'll be "working on a smaller project with even younger developers. Or I might be interested in making something that I can make myself, by myself. Something really small."
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