Shigeru Miyamoto Reminds Apple Fans Who The Real Daddy Is

Super Mario Run is heading to the Apple store pretty soon — and it looks great, but people are confused.

In a recent Apple Q&A with Mario-creator Shigeru Miyamoto, he was asked if it was tough to develop a game specifically for these fancy-dan touch screens.

A bit of silly question since Nintendo is the OG of touch screens.

So yeah, it's not quite a shutdown on the level of Miyazaki. It's a polite shutdown if you will. A necessary one.


    This could apply to about half a dozen other industry standards and Miyamoto/Nintendo as a whole as well.

    Can't watch the video but correct me if I'm wrong weren't the DS and Wii U screens only single touch? Not capable of multi-touch, pinch to zoom, double tap etc.

    Also its Dec 15th! When will we get Super Mario Run?? Is it on US time, so is it tmw?

    Last edited 15/12/16 1:25 pm

      He covers that in the response.

      Game should be out tomorrow.

      Either way the touchscreen on the DS and current smart phones are leagues apart. The DS ones are merely good for prodding and pressing buttons, less so for sliding / multi-touch.

    The latest touch devices aren't usually that hard to program for, it's almost always just a few lines in place of a physical key line of code.

    For example this is how you can program in Java (using the LibGDX library) for touch:

    if(Gdx.input.isTouched()) {
    Vector3 touchPos = new Vector3();
    touchPos.set(Gdx.input.getX(), Gdx.input.getY(), 0);
    player.x = touchPos.x - 100 / 2;

    And this is a physical keyboard left and right to do the same thing:

    if(Gdx.input.isKeyPressed(Keys.LEFT)) player.x -= 200 *;
    if(Gdx.input.isKeyPressed(Keys.RIGHT)) player.x += 200 *;

    While I don't know what engine/framework or language they're using, it's a safe bet that it's a pretty similar experience.

    Last edited 15/12/16 3:50 pm

    The title should be : Shigeru is the real sugar daddy .

    Nintendo also invented the d-pad with Game and Watch donkey kong, although it was Gunpei Yokoi not Miyamoto.
    I think they also did the first 3D game and device with the famicom and googles?

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