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Mestre do jogo

Ricardo Lombardi

13 de dezembro de 2010 | 11h46

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Bom perfil na nova New Yorker: Shigeru Miyamoto, uma das personalidades do mundo dos games mais idolatradas no mundo. Como principal designer de jogos da Nintendo, ele foi responsável pelo nascimento de vários personagens mundialmente conhecidos, entre eles Donkey Kong, Mario e Link (The Legend of Zelda).

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“When Shigeru Miyamoto was a child, he didn’t really have any toys, so he made his own, out of wood and string. He put on performances with homemade puppets and made cartoon flip-books. He pretended that there were magical realms hidden behind the sliding shoji screens in his family’s little house. There was no television. His parents were of modest means but hardly poor. This was in the late nineteen-fifties and early nineteen-sixties, in the rural village of Sonobe, about thirty miles northwest of Kyoto, in a river valley surrounded by wooded mountains. As he got older, he wandered farther afield, on foot or by bike. He explored a bamboo forest behind the town’s ancient Shinto shrine and bushwhacked through the cedars and pines on a small mountain near the junior high school. One day, when he was seven or eight, he came across a hole in the ground. He peered inside and saw nothing but darkness. He came back the next day with a lantern and shimmied through the hole and found himself in a small cavern. He could see that passageways led to other chambers. Over the summer, he kept returning to the cave to marvel at the dance of the shadows on the walls.”

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