On losing a legend

Satoru Iwata, the president of Nintendo, passed away this weekend. His influence on the entire video game industry was profound, but more importantly, his influence on the world was profound.

He never forgot the point of video games: Fun. And that joy-oriented ethos was apparent not only in the games he made, but also in the way he carried himself as a person. The world is a better place as a result.

I'm offering a simple script based on one of Iwata's earliest programming projects, Balloon Fight, in an attempt to give back to a man who gave so much to me and my friends.

Thank you, Mr. Iwata. May angels lead you in.