‘Kirby’ Creator Launches Game Development YouTube Channel

Masahiro Sakurai, the creator of both Kirby and the Super Smash Bros.. series, started a YouTube channel to talk about all things game development.

In his intro videoSakurai explains how he “wants to try to make world games a little more fun”.

“Don’t expect me to stream games or anything like that,” he warned. “Instead, I’ll talk about game development and what makes games fun,” he continued before admitting that “good” game design and “fun” are “vague concepts “. “Different people perceive them in different ways.”

He goes on to say that his channel is for everyone. “You don’t have to be a game design expert to enjoy it” and it hopes to offer “a little insight into what this (game development) world is all about” for those with no experience. prior.

“It might even help a budding game creator understand some important principles or give someone who already creates games a useful new perspective,” he added.

Announcement of the project on Twitter, Sakurai wrote, “I spent a lot of time thinking about how I could give back to the video game industry. By sharing my knowledge with you all on YouTube, I hope I can help people better understand how games are made, and maybe even spark some interest among budding game developers. I’ll do my best to make the show fun and easy to watch, so be sure to check it out whenever you get the chance!”

It comes as acclaimed game developer Hideo Kojima announced a brand new podcast during the Gamescom 2022 opening night live event last night (August 23).

The podcast, titled Brain Structure, drops its first episode on September 8 exclusively on the Spotify audio streaming platform, and will be available in English and Japanese.

Kojima States that it “will include some very special guests from a variety of walks of life”, including Open Night Live host Geoff Keighley who will regularly feature in an “entertainment industry news section”.

In other news, Following the release of Guild Wars 2 on Steam, ArenaNet is now preparing to “embark on a new adventure” with game director Josh Davis promising “there are still so many stories to tell and places to explore in Guild Wars 2.”