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Excellence Award


MIZUKI Kiyoshi,
Representing the nintendogs development team

Video game [Japan]

© 2005 Nintendo


MIZUKI Kiyoshi


Born in Yokohama in1972. He graduated from Tama Art University, Department of Graphic Design, in 1996 and joined Nintendo in 1999. There, he joined the development team for Mario Kart Double Dash (Nintendo Game Cube) as a director and is currently a project leader in the Entertainment Analysis & Development Division.

( 2005 )

Award Reason

When the 3D animated puppies are touched (stroked and tickled) with a stylus, they react like real dogs and are very lovely. This virtual feel of touch and reaction is very simple, and many people in the world seem to have embraced this as a new and entertaining experience. You can enjoy quite realistic interaction teaching the puppies tricks and feel the tense atmosphere at dog shows. In addition, utilizing the wireless communication function, the idea of the "Bark Mode (when you are carrying around your DS with this mode, your puppy can find and play with other puppies in DS's wireless range)", is elegant and an excellent innovation.

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