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High-profile game designers discuss the game which inspired them the most

Thursday, 8th March 2012 20:43 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

During GDC, a team of game designers sat down for a chat to discuss the games which inspired such luminaries as Will Wright, Cliff Bleszinski, Sid Meier, and John Romero.

Here’s the list per Gamasutra:

  • Will Wright – Pinball Construction Set: “It was an amazingly powerful set of tools.”
  • Sid Meier – Seven Cities of Gold: “Seven Cities of Gold was the first game that I think I played that had this random map concept in it. In terms of replayability, there’s nothing like a random map to cause you to play a game again and again.”
  • Cliff Bleszinski -The Legend of Zelda: “Nothing is more personal for me than The Legend of Zelda. I fell in love with Nintendo. This was my first true love.”
  • John Romero – Pac-Man: “Everyone back then got used to seeing games in black and white. And then one day in 1980…I used to go with my parents to the bowling alley…I saw Pac-Man, and that was a real color game.”

You can read in full what each had to say regarding their inspiration through the link.

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5 Comments

  1. LOLshock94

    cliff i would gladly suck your penis because your a legend

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Kabby

    You have low standards pal.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. LOLshock94

    So low you can suck my nuts #swag

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Kabby

    I can’t work out if you are genuinely a moron or this is an elaborate internet persona of a bored housewife. The former is probably true but the latter is funnier.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. LOLshock94

    im just kabby

    #5 2 years ago

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