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Shigeru Miyamoto : Super Mario Bros., Donkey Kong, the Legend of Zelda (Paperback) (Jennifer Dewinter)

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Video games are considered by many to be just entertainment-essentially void of skillful, artistic intervention. But as any gamer knows, there's incredible technical and graphic talent behind even a flickering Gameboy screen.

You may have never heard Shigeru Miyamoto's name, but you've probably spent many a lazy afternoon absorbed in his work. Joining Nintendo as a video game designer in the late 1970s, Miyamoto created the powerhouse franchisesSuper Mario Bros., The Legend of Zelda, and Donkey Kong-games so ubiquitous that Miyamoto was named one of TIME's 100 Most Influential People in 2007.

Combining critical essays with interviews, bibliographies, and striking visuals, Shigeru Miyamoto unveils the artist behind thousands of glowing gaming screens, tracing out his design decisions, aesthetic preferences, and the material conditions that shaped his work. With this incredible (and incredibly unknown) figure, series editors Jennifer DeWinter and Carly Kocurek launch the Influential Video Game Designers series, at last giving these artists the recognition they deserve.

Steven Spielberg. Vincent Van Gogh. David Bowie. A few examples of superstars in film directing, painting and music for which interest and study has yet to decline. Now, as game studies is becoming more of a mainstay in academia, there is a great need to uncover the masterminds behind the screen. Influential Game Designers and Their Teams is the first series to take seriously the role of the game designer, by profiling those who have shaped contemporary video gaming, and providing insights into the practice, history, and artistry of game design.

You may never have heard of Shigeru Miyamoto, but his output is sure to stir in you feelings of nostalgia and contentment. Joining Nintendo in the late 1970s, Miyamoto was the creator of lasting game franchises, such as Super Mario Bros., The Legend of Zelda, and Donkey Kong, just to name a few. His being named to Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People in 2007 also proves his continued relevance in game design, game history and pop culture.

Combining critical essays with interviews, bibliographies, and striking visuals, Shigeru Miyamoto launches this exciting new series, in order to provide gamers, industry professional, and scholars with a history of the games they love and the design teams behind them, focusing on both the processes and products of game design.
Number of Pages: 184
Genre: Social Science
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Academic
Author: Jennifer Dewinter
Language: English
Street Date: May 21, 2015
TCIN: 17177733
UPC: 9781628923889
Item Number (DPCI): 247-03-1218
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