Here’s something that’s interesting and slightly horrifying, Nintendo’s Yoshiaki Koizumi thought up the scenario of Majora’s Mask one night by looking up at the moon and daydreaming about what would happen if it was going to hit the earth. This is actually pretty awesome if you think about it, well, minus all the people who’d die and whatnot. Unlike Miyamoto who gets his inspiration from real life, Koizumi says that he gets a lot of his ideas from dreaming and day dreaming. Here’s what Koizumi recently told the Official Nintendo Magazine
Occasionally I also take images from dreams. Perhaps I am a little bit different from Mr Miyamoto in that sense…So if I could just give an example of one of those idle daydreams that turns into an idea for a game, I would look up at the moon and think about what would happen if the moon started to fall towards Earth. From that idea we moved onto the world in Majora’s Mask which is threatened by being destroyed by the moon.
Sweet. I think that’s pretty awesome considering how great Majora’s Mask turned out to be. The story was amazing and I loved doing all the side quest for each mask. Hm, makes me wonder where how they came up with Fierce Deity’mas…I also wonder if he also daydreamed about a psychotic mask salesman who shakes small children? You know, like this.
Does this surprise any of you guys out there? Have you ever had a dream or daydream that you’d want to make into a game? Leave some comments and let me know.
Source: Official Nintendo Magazine