Yesterday, along with companies including Sega
, Square Enix
, and Game Freak
, Nintendo earned awards at the CESA Development Conference
in game design (for the Super Mario
series) and sound (for the the Zelda
series). Shigeru Miyamoto was awarded his own CEDEC Special Prize. Miyamoto was in attendance to give a keynote anyway, and so he happened to be on hand to give an impromptu acceptance speech.
"Well... Tomorrow I'm going to talk for about an hour," Miyamoto said, "so today I didn't think I'd have a speech." In his brief speech, Miyamoto described his hope for the game industry to continue to grow so that "the number of the children who want to enter the industry multiplies." Presumably children with well-trained brains.
[Story and translation via Kotaku