Wednesday, 24 February 2010

Mario Bros Creator Awarded Bafta Fellowship

Shigeru Miyamoto, the Nintendo games developer and legend noted for works such as Mario Bros, Donkey Kong and Zelda, will be given a Bafta fellowship at the upcoming awards.

This award is in recognition of his hard work and creativity over the years which has led to the production of massively popular games.

Miyamoto was quite elated at the news though rather humbly, he acknowledged the joint efforts involved in his success, saying:
“Our video games cannot be created by one person; since Donkey Kong until the most recent New Super Mario Bros Wii, I have been working closely with a number of friends for three decades in order to develop fun and enjoyable games.”

“I would like to receive this honourable award on behalf of all of these dependable colleagues.”
Miyamoto has previously been honoured with such awards as Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People of the Year in both 2007 and 2008 (in 2008 he came top of the list).

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