Shigeru Miyamoto

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope
Shigeru Miyamoto

Name: Shigeru Miyamoto

Born: November 16, 1952, in Sonobe, Kyoto, Japan

Computer-related contributions

  • Japanese video game designer and producer.
  • Known as the creator of some of the most successful video game franchises of all time, including Mario, Donkey Kong, The Legend of Zelda, Star Fox, F-Zero, Pikmin, and the Wii series.
  • Currently manages the Nintendo Entertainment Analysis and Development branch.

Significant publications

  • The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia (2013).

Honors and awards

  • Chosen as one of Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People of the Year (2007, 2008).
  • Game Developers Choice Awards (2007).
  • Featured in TIME Asia's "60 Years of Asian Heroes" (2006).
  • Made a Chevalier (knight) of the French Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (2006).
  • First person inducted into the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences' Hall of Fame (1998).

Quotes

"Video games are bad for you? That's what they said about rock and roll."

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