The Game Developers Conference kicks off with an opening keynote address from Satoru Iwata, president of Nintendo. In his talk, "Discovering New Development Opportunities” today at 9 am, Iwata discusses the development of the Nintendo DS and Wii. Both were based on the idea that the video-game consumer base could be broadened if the definition of a video game, and ways to access games, were viewed differently.
“The fact that these platforms have been accepted so enthusiastically around the world shows that there is opportunity for developers to stretch the boundaries of what was previously viewed as possible in terms of realizing a creative vision,” says a representative. In his keynote address, Iwata will talk about Nintendo’s role in bringing opportunities for developers to introduce their ideas to a marketplace that is increasingly willing and eager to embrace new game design possibilities.