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US Programmer Achieved Dream And Helped Develop Breath Of The Wild

Nintendo’s secretive offices in Kyoto are like Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory for many of the company’s fans. While you’ll need more than a Golden Ticket to get in, one US developer achieved his dream and now works there. Reddit user Tizzlefix noticed an English name in amongst all the Japanese developers in Breath of the Wild’s credits and decided to find out who Corey Bunnell was. She found someone called Bunnell asking how he could get a job at Nintendo on the Translator’s Cafe forums back in 2007. While he got largely negative responses at the time, it seems everything worked out for Corey in the end.

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18 comments

  1. You should never let other people demotivate you :) I wanted to be a game developer since I was a little kid knowing nothing about computers, and my brother used to make fun of me telling me I would never be able to do it, and now here I am, developing my first full game all alone :)

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      1. Well, it’s going to be a psychological 2D horror adventure, and since I cannot draw, I use pixel art, because for me it’s easier to make :) It’s now in early stages of development, but I have pretty much all the story in my head… you can watch my tech-demo that I recorded few weeks ago here :)
        watch?v=nIKdCGJe8AQ

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      2. I cut it off, because I was not sure whether MyNintendoNews bans comments with URL links, but here’s full address:

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      3. Although I’m sure they reserve the right to change their policy in the future, right now, you’re safe posting links as long as they are reasonable. :) Thank you! I’ll check it out!

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      4. King Kalas X3 {Greatness Awaits at Sony PlayStation 4! Hopefully it will also await us at Nintendo Switch if Nintendo doesn't FUCK things up again!} says:

        While I can’t get into pixel styled games anymore like I use to growing up during the NES & SNES eras, I wish you the best of luck. Hopefully you do better than the guy who made The Letter which I felt would have been a great horror game if it’s developer had waited a couple more years to release it. :/ Who knows, though. Maybe I’ll change my mind in the future when you get further with your game’s development.

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      5. Thank you for your support :) the thing with pixel art games is, that I can’t draw properly, but I’m working on it alone, so pixel art is definitely way to go for me, and I also love its art style and limitations :)

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    1. Agreed! Never let someone tell you, you cant do anything. I just got back travelling through Asia alone visiting some friends that came to the US. I was told years before that I wouldnt ever be able to accomplish something like that. Youve got this!

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  2. King Kalas X3 {Greatness Awaits at Sony PlayStation 4! Hopefully it will also await us at Nintendo Switch if Nintendo doesn't FUCK things up again!} says:

    Well I’ll be. I honestly didn’t think this would ever happen at Nintendo of Japan.

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    1. King Kalas X3 {Greatness Awaits at Sony PlayStation 4! Hopefully it will also await us at Nintendo Switch if Nintendo doesn't FUCK things up again!} says:

      Hopefully they’ll proven me wrong further & slowly add more non-Japanese devs over time!

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