Game Developers Choice Awards Pays Tribute To Late Nintendo Chief Satoru Iwata [Video]
At the Game Developers Choice Awards in San Francisco, the beloved, late President and CEO of Nintendo Satoru Iwata was remembered with a touching and beautiful video presentation, eight months after he passed away because of cancer at the age of 55.
— Official_GDC (@Official_GDC) March 17, 2016
The people behind the heartwarming video are Raber Umphenour, Shawne Benson, Braid artist David Hellman and Wired contributing editor Chris Kohler.
The footage is 4 minutes of pleasant memories, featuring the Nintendo products that came to light when Iwata was still in charge, such as the motion controller for Wii, the DS, Nintendogs and Brain Training. The music is a great touch as well, perfectly fitting in with the mood that the clip conveys.
Iwata took a different approach in producing games, drawing on his past experience as a game developer. Coupled with the fact that he has a programmer's sense when it comes to detail, he had the know-how to give the gamers what they want, captivating their hearts.
"On my business card, I am a corporate president. In my mind, I am a game developer, but in my heart, I am a gamer," he famously said before.
Popular games that he was known to have worked on include Balloon Fight and Earthbound. Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aimé described Iwata as an intelligent, creative and curious person with a great sense of humor.
Watch the video below to see the heartfelt tribute to Iwata.
On that note, it looks like it's beginning to rain.