Friday, February 1, 2008

Understanding the fun behind Mario Galaxy

Up on the premier Game Developer's website Gamasutra this morning is an article from Game Designer David Sirlin (Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix), analyzing the fun behind last year's mega-hit, Mario Galaxy. Want to know why this game is rated by developers and gamers alike as the best platform game ever? Head over to Gamasutra to find out.

"I've only said "Wow!" a few times in the last couple decades of playing games. One of those times was for the breakthrough Super Mario 64, a game that took action/platforming into a 3D world and made it work. It's fitting that I said it again over its (true) sequel, Super Mario Galaxy, a game that took action/platforming even more into 3D and made that work, too."