Game Masters: Yu Suzuki and Yuji Naka

Meet the men behind Shenmue and the original Sonic.


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This interview is part of GameSpot's Game Masters: Behind the Talent feature, which explores some of the biggest names in game development. The feature coincides with a new exhibition celebrating video game culture taking place at the Australian Centre for Moving Image (ACMI) in Melbourne, Victoria.

Yu Suzuki

The man behind Shenmue, Yu Suzuki, explains how the smiling faces of players motivates him to do what he does.

Yuji Naka

The lead programmer behind the original Sonic the Hedgehog, Yuji Naka, speaks about programming speed, the calculations behind game designs, and the artistry of being a programmer.

To find out more about GameSpot's Game Masters feature, visit the home page.

Read our Game Masters interviews with Tim Schafer, Warren Spector, Peter Molyneux, and Tetsuya Mizuguchi.

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