14 September 2008

Nintendo, Game Boy, Gunpei Yokoi

Sept 10th was the anniversary of Gunpei Yokoi's birth. He was the main designer of Game Boy. He was graduated with a university degree in electronics and then worked as a maintenance engineer for Nintendo. The company's president at the time, Hiroshi Yamauchi, found a toy Gunpei had made for amusement and promoted him to game designer. The rest is history.

Gunpei died in a freak accident. He and a fellow Nintendo executive were in a minor auto accident, pulled over to inspect the damage and were hit by another car.

Brad Evans