Nintendo Video Game Designer Shigeru Miyamoto
From the Series STEM Trailblazer Bios
Do you play video games? If you do, you’ve probably played a game designed by Shigeru Miyamoto. Miyamoto pioneered a new kind of game based on story and characters, rather than competition with other players.
As a child, Miyamoto was fascinated by animated movies. He drew his own cartoons and designed children’s toys. In college, Miyamoto studied art and design. He was hired as an artist at Nintendo, a toy company that was just starting to make video games. At Nintendo, Miyamoto designed classic games such as Donkey Kong and Mario Bros. The follow-up Super Mario Bros. became the best-selling video game of its time. Today, Miyamoto still makes popular games for Nintendo, and fans can’t wait to see what he comes up with next.
|Interest Level||Grade 2 - Grade 5|
|Reading Level||Grade 4|
|Category||STEM, STEM: Interdisciplinary|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Lerner Publications ™, LernerClassroom|
|Number of Pages||32|
|Reading Counts! Level||7.3|
|Text Type||Narrative Nonfiction|
|BISACS||JNF012010, JNF021060, JNF007090|
|Dimensions||7 x 9|
|Guided Reading Level||T|
|ATOS Reading Level||5.4|
|Accelerated Reader® Quiz||180566|
|Accelerated Reader® Points||0.5|
|Features||Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Index, Reviewed, Sidebars, Source notes, Table of contents, Teaching Guides, Timeline, and eSource|
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STEM Trailblazer Bios
Read about the life stories and significant contributions of some of today’s most accomplished figures in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) fields. Narrative nonfiction text explores key details from each person’s life, often… View available downloads →