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Publicado el 13 julio, 2015 por Tchoin en Noticias
 
 

Fallece Satoru Iwata, CEO de Nintendo Co.

Iwata @ GDC 2011

Iwata @ GDC 2011

Ya muchos se habrán enterado de la noticia que tiene de luto a la industria de los videojuegos, es con mucho pesar que Nintendo ha informado el fallecimiento de su CEO, Satoru Iwata, el 11 de Julio de 2015 a los 55 años de edad, a causa de un tumor en la vía biliar.

 

Iwata-san fue una figura clave para la industria de los videojuegos, y el pequeño tributo que le podemos hacer es recorrer juntos su increíble carrera en la industria de los videojuegos.

 

Comenzó haciendo trabajos freelance de programador para HAL Laboratory en Japón, mientras estudiaba su carrera universitaria (BSc. Computer Science), apenas se graduó, pasó a trabajar full-time en HAL, ascendiendo rápidamente de programador a director técnico y asesor, y luego a presidente de la empresa, en el peor de los momentos, salvandola de la bancarrota en el año 1993. Durante su tiempo en HAL, trabajo en grandes juegos como Kirby, Ballon Fighter y Earthbound.

 

En la década de los ‘90, ayudó a fundar Creatures Inc., empresa que es reconocida por algunos juegos de Pokémon como Pokémon TCG para Gameboy Color, Pokemon Ranger, etc.

 

Iwata @ HAL Laboratory

Aun no formando parte de Nintendo, Iwata colaboró en la creación de Pokemon Stadium, programando el sistema de batalla en menos de una semana, y aún más notablemente, gracias a él es que pudimos disfrutar de Pokémon Gold & Silver en nuestros Gameboy debido a las herramientas y algoritmos de compresión que el creo.

 

En el año 2000, Iwata tomó un puesto en la directiva de Nintendo, y en el año 2002 pasa a ser el 4to presidente de Nintendo, con la bendición de Hiroshi Yamauchi – quien lo asesorará durante los próximos años.

 

Previo a convertirse en el presidente de Nintendo, Iwata tuvo varias reuniones con Yamauchi, en las cuales Yamauchi le hablaba por horas sobre la filosofía de Nintendo, y la historia e importancia de la empresa, a lo que Iwata pensaba que era porque próximamente iban a despedirlo – para su sorpresa, era todo lo contrario, Yamauchi vio en él una persona formidable, y el elegido para ser su sucesor. Creemos que no se equivocó.

 

Como presidente de Nintendo, Iwata hizo varios cambios en cuanto al trato directo con los jugadores, estableciendo el Nintendo Direct, donde él mismo daba las noticias sobre los últimos juegos y

Miyamoto (izq), Iwata (der) - Wii

Miyamoto (izq), Iwata (der) – Wii

todas las novedades de la empresa. Bajo su mandato fue que salió al mercado el Wii y Nintendo DS, revolucionando la forma de jugar, y siendo un éxito comercial, duplicando el precio de las acciones de Nintendo. Muy frecuentemente decían que su experiencia técnica como programador, algo muy raro de encontrar en un CEO, contribuyó a su éxito y liderazgo de la empresa.

 

También es importante destacar que durante los recientes tiempos difíciles de Nintendo al tener bajas ventas de hardware, Iwata corto su salario a la mitad, para contribuir en mejorar las finanzas de la empresa.

Durante el periodo de transición hasta que un nuevo presidente sea determinado, Shigeru Miyamoto y Genyo Takeda toman el poder de decisiones – Carta de Nintendo Co. Las banderas en los cuarteles de Nintendo permanecen a media asta hasta el servicio que será realizado el 17 de Julio.

 

Iwata-san fue un excelente programador y empresario, y un gran líder que pasará al salón de la fama de Nintendo junto a Hiroshi Yamauchi y Gunpei Yokoi.

 

Termino esta nota con una cita de Satoru Iwata en su presentación en la Game Developers Conference (GDC) 2005:

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“En mi tarjeta de negocios, soy un presidente corporativo. En mi mente, soy un desarrollador de videojuegos. Pero en mi corazón, soy un jugador.”

 

 


Como apéndice, dejo una lista de créditos de videojuegos en los que participó Satoru Iwata:

Creditos – Satoru Iwata

Fuente: nintendo.wikia.com

Video game System Role Other info
Super Billiards MSX Creator Satoru Iwata’s role is unclear in this game. In the credits it simply says “by Satoru Iwata” and the two other men who were involved.
Rollerball Nintendo Entertainment System Producer Satoru Iwata’s first game as a producer.
Hole in One Professional NES Programmer Was referred to as “S. Iwata”.
Air Fortress NES Producer, technical adviser.
Othello NES Producer Referred to as “S. Iwata”.
Eggerland: Meikyuu no Fukkatsu NES Producer Referred to as “S. Iwata”.
Uchûkeibitai SDF NES Technical advisor
New Ghostbusters II NES Technical supervisor
NES Open Tournament Golf NES Main programmer Iwata’s first Nintendo game.
NCAA Basketball Super Nintendo Entertainment System Additional programming This title was developed in America.
Arcana SNES Technical advisor
Vegas Stakes SNES Executive producer Vegas Stakes came out after Iwata became president of HAl, explaining why this is the first game where he is the executive producer.
Kirby’s Adventure NES Producer
Alcahest SNES Executive producer Game published by Square.
Kirby’s Dream Course SNES Producer
Earthbound SNES Programming director, programmer, co-producer
Adventures of Lolo Game Boy Executive producer
Kirby’s Dream Land 2 Game Boy Producer
Pokémon Red and Blue Game Boy Special thanks (U.S. version)
Kirby Super Star SNES Producer
Kirby’s Dream Land 3 SNES Chief producer
Kirby’s Star Stacker Game Boy Chief producer
Super Smash Bros. Nintendo 64 Producer
Pokémon Stadium Nintendo 64 Producer Coded the battle program in a week[1]
Pokémon Snap Nintendo 64 Producer
Pokémon Gold and Silver Game Boy Special thanks (US version) Created the compression tools that allowed them to fit in Kanto
Pokémon Stadium 2 Nintendo 64 Producer
Pokémon Puzzle League Nintendo 64 Special thanks
Pokémon Crystal Game Boy Color Producer
Kirby Tilt ‘n’ Tumble Game Boy Color Special thanks
Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards Nintendo 64 Supervisor
Super Smash Bros. Melee GameCube Special thanks
Machop at Work e-Reader Executive producer This is interestingly the first game where Satoru Iwata is executive producer as the president of Nintendo.
Kingler’s Day e-Reader Executive producer
Hamtaro: Ham-Hams Unite! Game Boy Color Executive producer Satoru Iwata was the executive producer of this game along with his predecessor Hiroshi Yamauchi.
Animal Crossing GameCube Executive producer
Yoshi’s Island: Super Mario Advance 3 Game Boy Advance Executive producer
Super Mario Sunshine GameCube Executive producer
Star Fox Adventures GameCube Executive producer
Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire Game Boy Advance Executive producer
Metroid Prime GameCube Executive producer
Metroid Fusion Game Boy Advance Executive producer
Mario Party 4 GameCube Executive producer
The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker GameCube Executive producer
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past & Four Swords Game Boy Advance Executive producer
Ice Climber-e e-Reader Executive producer
Game & Watch Gallery 4 Game Boy Advance Executive producer
Eternal Darkness: Sanity’s Requiem GameCube Executive producer
Doshin the Giant GameCube Executive producer
Balloon Fight-e e-Reader Executive producer
Wario World GameCube Executive producer
WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$! Game Boy Advance Executive producer
WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Party Game$! GameCube Executive producer
Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3 Game Boy Advance Executive producer
Pokémon Colosseum GameCube Executive producer
Pokémon Channel GameCube Executive producer
Pokémon Box: Ruby & Sapphire GameCube Executive producer
Mario Party-e e-Reader Executive producer
Mario Party 5 GameCube Executive producer
Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga Game Boy Advance Executive producer
Mario Kart: Double Dash‼ GameCube Executive producer
Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour GameCube Executive producer
The Legend of Zelda: Collector’s Edition GameCube Executive producer
Kirby Air Ride GameCube Executive producer
Hamtaro: Rainbow Rescue Game Boy Advance Executive producer
GiFTPiA GameCube Executive producer
F-Zero GX GameCube Executive producer
F-Zero: GP Legend Game Boy Advance Executive producer
Fire Emblem: Rekka no Ken Game Boy Advance Executive producer
Donkey Kong Country Game Boy Advance Executive producer
Densetsu no Starfy 2 Game Boy Advance Executive producer
Advance Wars 2: Black Hole Rising Game Boy Advance Executive producer
1080° Avalanche GameCube Executive producer
Yoshi Topsy-Turvy Game Boy Advance Executive producer
WarioWare Touched! Nintendo DS Executive producer
WarioWare Twisted! Game Boy Advance Executive producer
Super Mario 64 DS Nintendo DS Executive producer
Ridge Racer DS Nintendo DS Executive producer
Polarium Nintendo DS Executive producer
Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen Game Boy Advance Executive producer
Pokémon Emerald Game Boy Advance Executive producer
Pokémon Dash Nintendo DS Executive producer
Pikmin 2 GameCube Executive producer
Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door GameCube Executive producer
Metroid: Zero Mission Game Boy Advance Executive producer
Metroid Prime 2: Echoes GameCube Executive producer
Mario vs. Donkey Kong Game Boy Advance Executive producer
Mario Power Tennis GameCube Executive producer
Mario Pinball Land Game Boy Advance Executive producer
Mario Party 6 GameCube Executive producer
Mario Golf: Advance Tour Game Boy Advance Executive producer
The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap Game Boy Advance Executive producer
The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures GameCube Executive producer
Kirby & the Amazing Mirror GameCube Executive producer
Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones Game Boy Advance Executive producer
Donkey Kong: Jungle Beat GameCube Executive producer
Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy’s Kong Quest Game Boy Advance Executive producer
Densetsu no Starfy 3 Game Boy Advance Executive producer
Daigasso! Band Brothers Nintendo DS Executive producer
Custom Robo GameCube Executive producer
Yoshi Touch & Go Nintendo DS Executive producer
Trace Memory Nintendo DS Executive producer
Super Princess Peach Nintendo DS Executive producer
Super Mario Strikers GameCube Executive producer
Mario Kart DS Nintendo DS Executive producer
Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time Nintendo DS Executive producer
Mario Party 7 GameCube Executive producer
Mario Party Advance Game Boy Advance Executive producer
Mario Superstar Baseball GameCube Executive producer
Mario Tennis: Power Tour Game Boy Advance Executive producer
Metroid Prime Pinball Nintendo DS Executive producer
Nintendogs Nintendo DS Executive producer
Osu! Tatakae! Ouendan Nintendo DS Executive producer
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team Game Boy Advance Executive producer
Pokémon Trozei! Nintendo DS Executive producer
Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness GameCube Executive producer

Polarium Advance Game Boy Advance Executive producer
Star Fox Assault GameCube Executive producer
Advance Wars: Dual Strike Nintendo DS Executive producer
Animal Crossing: Wild World Nintendo DS Executive producer
Battalion Wars GameCube Executive producer
Big Brain Academy Nintendo DS Executive producer
Brain Age 2: More Training in Minutes a Day Nintendo DS Executive producer
Brain Age: Train Your Brain in Minutes a Day! Nintendo DS Executive producer
Chibi-Robo!: Plug Into Adventure! GameCube Executive producer
Dance Dance Revolution: Mario Mix GameCube Executive producer
DK: King of Swing Game Boy Advance Executive producer
Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong’s Double Trouble! Game Boy Advance Executive producer
Drill Dozer Game Boy Advance Executive producer
Dr. Mario & Puzzle League Game Boy Advance Executive producer
Electroplankton Nintendo DS Executive producer
Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance GameCube Executive producer
Geist GameCube Executive producer
Jump Super Stars Nintendo DS Executive producer
Kirby Canvas Curse Nintendo DS Executive producer
Baten Kaitos Origins GameCube Executive producer
bit Generations: Boundish Game Boy Advance Executive producer
bit Generations: Coloris Game Boy Advance Executive producer
bit Generations: Dialhex Game Boy Advance Executive producer
Custom Robo Arena Nintendo DS Executive producer
bit Generations: Digidrive Game Boy Advance Executive producer
bit Generations: Dotstream Game Boy Advance Executive producer
Elite Beat Agents Nintendo DS Executive producer
Excite Truck Wii Executive producer
Freshly-Picked Tingle Rosy Rupeeland Nintendo DS Executive producer
Jump Ultimate Stars Nintendo DS Executive producer
Kirby: Squeak Squad Nintendo DS Executive producer
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess GameCube, Wii Executive producer
Magical Starsign Nintendo DS Executive producer
Magnetica Nintendo DS Executive producer
Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2: March of the Minis Nintendo DS Executive producer
Metroid Prime Hunters Nintendo DS Executive producer
Mother 3 Game Boy Advance Executive producer
New Super Mario Bros. Nintendo DS Executive producer
Odama GameCube Executive producer
bit Generations: Orbital Game Boy Advance Executive producer
Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Nintendo DS Executive producer
Pokémon Ranger Nintendo DS Executive producer
Rhythm Tengoku Game Boy Advance Executive producer
bit Generations: Soundvoyager Game Boy Advance Executive producer
Star Fox Command Nintendo DS Executive producer
Tetris DS Nintendo DS Executive producer
WarioWare: Smooth Moves Wii Executive producer
Wii Play Wii Executive producer
Wii Sports Wii Executive producer
Yoshi’s Island DS Nintendo DS Executive producer
Big Brain Academy: Wii Degree Wii Executive producer
Battalion Wars 2 Wii Executive producer
Chibi-Robo!: Park Patrol Nintendo DS Executive producer
DK: Jungle Climber Nintendo DS Executive producer
Endless Ocean Wii Executive producer
Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn Wii Executive producer
Flash Focus: Vision Training in Minutes a Day Nintendo DS Executive producer
Hotel Dusk: Room 215 Nintendo DS Executive producer
The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass Nintendo DS Executive producer
Mario Party 8 Wii Executive producer
Mario Party DS Nintendo DS Executive producer
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Wii, Nintendo DS Executive producer
Mario Strikers Charged Wii Executive producer
Metroid Prime 3: Corruption Wii Executive producer
My Word Coach Nintendo DS Thanks
Picross DS Nintendo DS Executive producer
Planet Puzzle League Nintendo DS Executive producer
Super Mario Galaxy Wii Executive producer
Super Paper Mario Wii Executive producer
Wario: Master of Disguise Nintendo DS Executive producer
Wii Fit Wii Executive producer
Advance Wars: Days of Ruin Nintendo DS Executive producer
Animal Crossing: City Folk Wii Executive producer
CrossworDS Nintendo DS] Executive producer
Kirby Super Star Ultra Nintendo DS Executive producer
The Legendary Starfy Nintendo DS Executive producer
Major League Baseball 2K8: Fantasy All-Stars Nintendo DS Special thanks
Mario Kart Wii Wii Executive producer
Mario Super Sluggers Wii Executive producer
Mystery Case Files: MillionHeir Nintendo DS Executive producer
New Play Control! Pikmin Wii Executive producer
Pokémon Platinum Nintendo DS Executive producer
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia Nintendo DS Executive producer
Soma Bringer Nintendo DS Executive producer
Super Smash Bros. Brawl Wii Executive producer
Wario Land: Shake It! Wii Executive producer
Another Code: R – A Journey Into Lost Memories Wii Executive producer
The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks Nintendo DS Executive producer
Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story Nintendo DS Executive producer
Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Minis March Again! DSiWare Executive producer
New Super Mario Bros. Wii Wii Executive producer
Paper Airplane Chase DSiWare Executive producer
3D Picross Nintendo DS Executive producer
Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver Nintendo DS Executive producer
Punch-Out!! Wii Executive producer
Wii Sports Resort Wii Executive producer
Endless Ocean: Blue World Wii Executive producer
Sin & Punishment: Star Successor Wii Executive producer
Super Mario Galaxy 2 Wii Executive producer
Art Style: Light Trax WiiWare Executive Producer
X-Scape DSiWare Executive Producer
Line Attack Heroes WiiWare Executive Producer
Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon Nintendo DS Executive Producer
Fire Emblem: Shin Monshō no Nazo ~Hikari to Kage no Eiyū~ Nintendo DS Executive Producer
Metroid: Other M Wii Executive Producer
Kirby’s Epic Yarn Wii Executive Producer
Art Academy Nintendo DS Executive Producer
Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Mini-Land Mayhem! Nintendo DS Executive Producer
Donkey Kong Country Returns Wii Executive Producer
Fluidity WiiWare Executive Producer
Mario Sports Mix Wii Executive Producer
Pilotwings Resort Nintendo 3DS Executive Producer
Nintendogs + Cats Nintendo 3DS Executive Producer
Steel Diver Nintendo 3DS Executive Producer
Pokedex 3D eShop Executive Producer
Wii Play: Motion Wii Executive Producer
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D Nintendo 3DS Executive Producer
Star Fox 64 3D Nintendo 3DS Executive Producer
The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Anniversary Edition DSiWare Executive Producer
Flower and Animal 3D Encyclopedia Nintendo 3DS Executive Producer
Kirby’s Return to Dream Land Wii Executive Producer
Pokemon Rumble Blast Nintendo 3DS Executive Producer
Freakyforms: Your Creations, Alive! eShop Executive Producer
Super Mario 3D Land Nintendo 3DS Executive Producer
Super Fossil Fighters Nintendo 3DS Executive Producer
Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games Wii /Nintendo 3DS Executive Producer
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Wii Executive Producer
Mario Kart 7 Nintendo 3DS Executive Producer
Pushmo eShop Executive Producer
Kiki Trick Wii Executive Producer
Sakura Samurai: Art of the Sword eShop Executive Producer
Rhythm Heaven Fever Wii Executive Producer
Dillon’s Rolling Western eShop Executive Producer
Mario Party 9 Wii Executive Producer
Kid Icarus: Uprising Nintendo 3DS Executive Producer
Xenoblade Chronicles Wii Executive Producer
Pandora’s Tower Wii Executive Producer
Spirit Camera: The Cursed Memoir Nintendo 3DS Executive Producer
Mario Tennis Open Nintendo 3DS Executive Producer
Fatal Frame 2: Deep Crimson Butterflies Wii Executive Producer
Culdcept 3DS Nintendo 3DS Executive Producer
Pocket Football League Calciobit Nintendo 3DS Executive Producer
Pokedex 3D Pro Nintendo 3DS Executive Producer
New Super Mario Bros. 2 Nintendo 3DS Executive Producer
The Last Story Wii Executive Producer
Kirby’s Dream Collection Wii Executive Producer
Art Academy: Lessons for Everyone! Nintendo 3DS Executive Producer
Crosswords Plus Nintendo 3DS Executive Producer
Pokemon: Black 2 and White 2 Nintendo DS Executive Producer
Style Savvy: Trendsetters Nintendo 3DS Executive Producer
Freakyforms Deluxe: Your Creations, Alive! Nintendo 3DS Executive Producer
Paper Mario: Sticker Star Nintendo 3DS Executive Producer
Nintendo Land Wii U Executive Producer
New Super Mario Bros. U Wii U Executive Producer
SiNG Party Wii U Executive Producer
Crashmo eShop Executive Producer
Tokyo Crash Mobs eShop Executive Producer
Fire Emblem: Awakening Nintendo 3DS Executive Producer


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