Satoru Iwata Was Honored at GDC Awards With a Moving Animated Short


“In my heart, I am a gamer.”

Late Nintendo President Satoru Iwata was honored with a touching 3-minute-long animated video at the Game Developers Choice Awards in San Francisco.

The video, created by Raber Umphenour, Shawne Benson, David Hellman, and Chris Kohler, gives a brief glimpse into Iwata’s career, ideas, and impact on the industry. The video closes with a quote from Iwata’s GDC 2005 speech: “…in my heart, I am a gamer.”

I won’t say too much, because words simply don’t do it justice. Just maybe have some tissues handy.

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