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Super Nintendo creator Masayuki Imura dies at the age of 78 | world and science

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Posted on 11/12/2021 8:17 AM

JAPAN — Masayuki Uemura, creator of Super Nintendo, one of the most classic video games in history, died last Monday. The engineer was 78 years old and worked at the Center for the Study of Video Games at Ritsumeikan University in Japan, and the cause of death has not been disclosed.

Uemura was a magician at Nintendo, where he built some of the Japanese giant’s most famous creations. In addition to Super Nintendo, he is the father of the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) – the famous “Nintendinho”. He worked for the company from 1972 until 2004 when he retired. The first NES was created in 1983, more than ten years after it joined the company.

The engineer’s presence was also remarkable for the company in developing successful games. As director of the company’s software department, the engineer was directly associated with the teams that created “Super Mario Bros” and “Donkey Kong”.

In recent years, Uemura has devoted himself to teaching as a visiting professor at Ritsumeikan University, which issued an official statement on Thursday, 8, reporting the professor’s death.

“Professor Masayuki Imura, visiting professor at the Faculty of Graphic Arts and Sciences at Ritsumeikan University, one of the founders of this center and its first director, passed away on December 6, 2021. He was 78 years old,” the university said. “We would like to express our sincere gratitude not only for the development of the Video Game Studies Center at Ritsumeikan University, but also for making a significant contribution to the development of the game industry by launching a series of video games.”

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