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Aug 04

We Have Popeye To Thank For Mario

History is a weird thing. To think that one decision, one critical moment in time, could set off a chain reaction of events that would shape the world as we know it. Remember, if there was no Mario, would Nintendo have taken off like they did? Would the game industry ever be able to come back after the crash without Nintendo? Would we even be talking about video games today, if some guy had just told Nintendo “sure, we’d love to license you the characters to make a Popeye game.”

Makes you think doesn’t it.

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Erik G

A game designer who graduated with a literature degree. Go figure. Currently hard at work at making games.

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