After the sad passing of Satoru Iwata, many games companies, studios and developers have paid their respect to Nintendo’s president.
Iwata passed away on July 11 due to a bile duct growth, a health issue he has struggled with in the past.
The much-loved industry exec was respected not only for the way he steered a clear and determined path for Nintendo’s unique take on the games business, but also his willingness to embrace the fun and playfulness of video games.
In my heart forever. http://t.co/w4cYNscXFy
— 神谷英樹 Hideki Kamiya (@PG_kamiya) July 13, 2015
— Christofer Sundberg (@CHSundberg) July 13, 2015
"On my business card, I am a corporate president. In my mind, I am a game developer. But in my heart, I am a gamer." – Iwata-san
— Bungie (@Bungie) July 13, 2015
Endless thanks and respect to Iwata-san. His talent and humor made the world a better place.
— Capcom-Unity (@Capcom_Unity) July 13, 2015
— E3 (@E3) July 13, 2015
So sorry to hear about Mr. Iwata's passing. He was an unbelievable mind and talent, a passionate creative force. May he rest in peace.
— Zelda Williams (@zeldawilliams) July 13, 2015
I had the chance to meet Iwata-san at E3 one year, and he was such a gentleman as I fan boyed out. Today the industry lost a huge force. 😞
— Larry Hryb (@majornelson) July 13, 2015
Thank you for everything, Mr. Iwata.
— PlayStation (@PlayStation) July 13, 2015
Sad day. Satoru Iwata has passed. I was lucky enough to be interviewed by him. He knew way more about dev than me. https://t.co/E9YRqPjfXe
— Warren Spector (@Warren_Spector) July 13, 2015
— Michael Condrey (@MichaelCondrey) July 13, 2015
We offer our sincere condolences at the loss of Nintendo president Satoru Iwata, and express our tremendous respect for his life and work.
— PlatinumGames Inc. (@platinumgames) July 13, 2015
RIP, Mr. Iwata. Thanks for all the incredible fun and inspiration.
— Neil Druckmann (@Neil_Druckmann) July 13, 2015