You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Shigeru Miyamoto

Developer

Considered by his peers to be the greatest videogame designer in the world, Miyamoto joined Nintendo in 1977 designing coin-operated arcade titles, revolutionizing the industry with “Donkey Kong” in 1981.

Today, he still heads up development of new titles, working on more than 100 different Nintendo games over the years, including the hit Super Mario and Zelda franchises. He’s also supported younger vidgame creators, producing Kirby and Pokemon games. Recent projects include “Wii Sports,” “Nintendogs” and “Super Mario Galaxy.”

In his three decades with the company, Miyamoto has helped push the technology from the crude buttons-and-joysticks model of the early days to the sophisticated motion-sensitive system that drives the Wii, introducing full-body gameplay on such titles as “Mario Kart Wii” and “Wii Fit.”

More Scene

  • Robert Downey Jr'Avengers: Infinity War' film

    'Avengers: Infinity War' Premiere Draws Largest Contingent of Marvel Superheroes

    Considered by his peers to be the greatest videogame designer in the world, Miyamoto joined Nintendo in 1977 designing coin-operated arcade titles, revolutionizing the industry with “Donkey Kong” in 1981. Today, he still heads up development of new titles, working on more than 100 different Nintendo games over the years, including the hit Super Mario […]

  • Beautycon Festival

    Laverne Cox, Paris Hilton Promote Self-Love at Beautycon NYC

    Considered by his peers to be the greatest videogame designer in the world, Miyamoto joined Nintendo in 1977 designing coin-operated arcade titles, revolutionizing the industry with “Donkey Kong” in 1981. Today, he still heads up development of new titles, working on more than 100 different Nintendo games over the years, including the hit Super Mario […]

  • Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

    The Duchess of Cambridge Gives Birth to Baby Boy

    Considered by his peers to be the greatest videogame designer in the world, Miyamoto joined Nintendo in 1977 designing coin-operated arcade titles, revolutionizing the industry with “Donkey Kong” in 1981. Today, he still heads up development of new titles, working on more than 100 different Nintendo games over the years, including the hit Super Mario […]

  • J.K. Rowling on the Future of

    J.K. Rowling on the Future of Harry Potter Stories on Stage

    Considered by his peers to be the greatest videogame designer in the world, Miyamoto joined Nintendo in 1977 designing coin-operated arcade titles, revolutionizing the industry with “Donkey Kong” in 1981. Today, he still heads up development of new titles, working on more than 100 different Nintendo games over the years, including the hit Super Mario […]

  • Chanel x Tribeca Film Festival Women's

    Chanel's Tribeca Film Fest Luncheon Toasts to Women's Movements in Industry

    Considered by his peers to be the greatest videogame designer in the world, Miyamoto joined Nintendo in 1977 designing coin-operated arcade titles, revolutionizing the industry with “Donkey Kong” in 1981. Today, he still heads up development of new titles, working on more than 100 different Nintendo games over the years, including the hit Super Mario […]

  • Doug Davis Power of Law

    Doug Davis Discusses Using Music for a Cause at Variety's Power of Law Event

    Considered by his peers to be the greatest videogame designer in the world, Miyamoto joined Nintendo in 1977 designing coin-operated arcade titles, revolutionizing the industry with “Donkey Kong” in 1981. Today, he still heads up development of new titles, working on more than 100 different Nintendo games over the years, including the hit Super Mario […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content