Discussion in 'Gaming Pioneers: Tributes' started by ASSEMbler, Dec 20, 2009.
Did this ever happen?
Not sure how far this project has come, or what has come of this, however I have a thought.
My idea would be to have the skilled programmers, create a short interactive experience that could run on a original gameboy. I am not talking anything to complex. It would be awesome to put a cart into a gameboy, and then see a tribute to Gumpei appear on the handheld.
One could create a custom cart label to go with it, maybe somebody could respray the cart gold/silver and re-spray a gameboy to match.
Im sure there are some really talented programmers on here, this approach could have a more original and successfull outcome, over a bust approach.
I realise there could be a lot of work involved here. I thought I would throw this out there as an idea.
Give it a go yourself, a simple text tribute should be within reach of anyone persistent enough, regardless of programming ability, even if it's just messing around with a "hello world" code example.
Wow thanks! I will have a good look at the content from those links over the next few days, see If I can come up with something. Cheers!
No sure if this is any use, but here's a photo from a French biography of the man when he was younger:
The biography itself might be useful as well:
I wonder if it's available in English as well? It looks like a good read.
Gumpei rocking the pompadour and Elvis side burns, so awesome!
Anyone know about silicon molds?
Maybe bacteria might know something.
I think it'd be cool to make a plaque look like the game boy, and then have his face put on the screen.
I did a report about him I believe a year ago for my game dev class.
It would look much nicer as a gameboy with a picture of Gunbpei Yokoi on the screen, not sat on top like a GameBoy Camera.
If you wanted to take it to the next level you could make a ROM as a photo gallery or something and flash it to a cart and have it displayed on a real GameBoy. Maybe even bronze said GameBoy.
IMO the best way to remember them is not via plaque etc, but buy continuing to buy and enjoy their products.
I don't think so. I have the book, but can't access it right now... it's probably the best source for information on the man available though (at least as far as non-Japanese books go, I don't know if there are better biographies on him in Japan).
Anyone in Japan able to get his book?
Was reading Game Over: Press Start To Continue and The Ultimate History of Video Games today....both books have huge sections on GUNPEI YOKOI....he will be missed....
Loved all his creations like Game & Watch, the Game Boy, Metroid, Kid Icarus, and the WonderSwan!!!!!
And to be honest, I thought the Virtual Boy was pretty neat (had to play it in short bursts...but, it was fun!)
All of his inventions have a some-sort of charm to them that is almost indescribable. I found all of his creations, including the virtual boy insanely entertaining.
^what a pimp in that photo! haha
also i wonder if this pixe n' love book (http://www.pixnlovepublishing.com/Gunpei-Yokoi.html) on him will ever show up; i thought amazon had solid dates but it's been forever since i ordered, seems "TBA" now sadly.
I've been waiting impatiently on the pix n love book to release. Ended up picking up Service Games and Atari Inc. while I'm waiting.
Yeah, why has that still not released?
What? This is a thread to talk about Gumpei Yokoi.
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