Legendary video game designer Shigeru Miyamoto has sat down with UK gaming publication GamesMaster and talked about what inspires him to make video games. Miyamoto says that his inspiration stems from the world around us. For instance, the concept of the original Wii was inspired by the fact that a lot of consoles are now found in the living room where families get together and congregate. Here’s what he says inspires him.
“I can take a look around at anything which is happening around me or around the world and sometimes I can notice that for this particular thing, even though it is one of the very ordinary things surrounding us, if we can apply an interactive nature or game technology to that, it’s going to be something very unique. That’s going to be something that people will enjoy.”
“In the case of the Nintendo DS, you can bring the Nintendo DS anywhere, that’s why I was able to think in terms of how it could be used at the museum, for example. And in the case of Wii, Wii is supposed to be inside the house, most often in the living room where families get together, I always thought in terms of how it could expand the joy inside of the living room.”