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Designers every designer should know #3 – Gunpei Yokoi

December 29, 2007

The Escapist Magazine has saved me a whole lot of work by writing an article based on the designer I planned to profile next, Gunpei Yokoi. The article, Searching for Gunpei Yokoi, profiles the now-deceased game and hardware designer from Nintendo.

While Shigeru Miyamoto (creator of Mario, Zelda, etc.) is a household name among game designers and Nintendo fanbois, his mentor’s name is far, far less well know. Studying Yokoi and his long career at Nintendo was eyeopening for me. In fact, you can trace his strong influence right down to the Nintendo Wii.

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  1. February 11, 2009 7:14 am

    In Memory of Toy & Game Inventor Gunpei Yokoi-san 1941 – 1997:

    It was a blessing to have met him.

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