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How Miyamoto And Aonuma Are Training Nintendo’s Next Generation

Game Informer are wrapping up their month of coverage for Zelda: Breath Of The Wild and in doing so they learned howΒ Mr Miyamoto and Mr Aonuma work and train with Nintendo’s younger generation of developers. In the video segment, which can be found on their website, the two explain that younger devs tend to follow trends and fads whilst the older equivalents at Nintendo don’t tend to do a great job keeping up with current game aesthetics.Β Miyamoto and Aonuma are both highly praised individual developers but they both agree that it’s imperative that the younger and older generations work together to make unique experiences.

Take a look below at some of the points raised:

  • Aonuma believes the younger generations are a bit more serious in some ways, which causes them to get lost
  • The older generation goes on instinct, and they teach the younger generation to trust instinct and go with the flowΒ the philosophy of Nintendo has always been to be unique and different
  • Miyamoto tells the younger devs to think seriously about what they want to make
  • Aonuma wants younger generations to use the older generation’s point of view for reference
  • Whenever Aonuma finishes a game and shows it to Miyamoto he gets unexpected comments he could never have envisioned and these lead to new ideas
  • Incorporating those unexpected comments to create new ideas is important to Nintendo



  1. ||Follow the vision of Nintendomination and the rest will fall into place…||

        1. That’s Tilmen, from Nintedomination, a YouTube channel which recently has been renamed as Tilmendomination.

          Sorry if I made you get confused!

          1. No worries. I don’t have a YouTube account. Just watch random videos. So I barely know any of the channels. I do know Francis though (Boogie). I love his videos haha.

                1. “I won’t smash it for a video — I’m more mature than that, I don’t do that anymore. I’ll give it a funeral.”


          2. ||Nintendomination was uttered long before this Xbot even had a channel…||

              1. ||It was a term used by ancient warriors like msyelf casually during the Ancient War, Tilmen just adapted it to his own…||

  2. Awesome stuff. Most people can’t really see it, but Miyamoto really is a genius when it comes to game development.

    As someone who’s heavily into game design, I’m endlessly fascinated by the minutiae of details that are observable in the psychology of game making – and Nintendo are the undisputed masters of this.

  3. I’d also like to hear what Sakurai San tells the younger generation..

    Miyamoto says think seriously…
    Aonuma says they get too serious…

    Sakurai says.. . WTF? Just make a darn good game.

    1. Sakurai probably says… test it yourself for 9999 hours until your fingers lock up. Then rest. Test for 1 more hour. Then the test it again but more seriously….but be careful. Don’t get lost. Go with instincts. Serious instincts. Got it?

  4. Man I would love to just brush shoulders with those two men! I might gain some of the powers they have! Gonna be saving up for next 2 months and get a Switch around June. I’ll be a little late to the party but hopefully won’t run across too many BotW spoilers.

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