How Do You Make a Super Mario Game At a Time of National Tragedy?
By Stephen Totilo
Most of Koichi Hayashida's talk at the Game Developers Conference today about making the most recent Super Mario game for Nintendo was silly. Some of it was even a joke. Until he got to the earthquake. March 11, 2011. Japan's worst natural disaster in ages. He was in the fifth floor of a building in Tokyo and, well, how do you get enthusiastic about making a Mario game after that?