Nintendo Announces Mario Maker
With E3 comes juicy gaming announcements, and “Mario Maker” is definitely one of these. Nintendo just recently announced their classic style level builder “Mario Maker” which will allow you to use the Wii U’s tablet style interface to create and edit your own Super Mario levels.
First of all, this is one of the best ideas that Nintendo has come out with since the announcement that Pac-Man will be available as a playable character in the new Super Smash Bros. game; but there has been some remarks made about this is not originally their idea.
The Washington Post reported that a similar game “Full Screen Mario”, an HTML5 program that was created by Josh Goldberg as a fun way for him to improve his programming skills. After it gained a large amount of traction on the interwebs Nintendo forced him to take it down due to it’s copyright infringement as noted by the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). When asked about “Mario Maker” he responded with, “I think it’s too much of a coincidence that in the fall they take down a fan site that was too popular for them, then in the spring and summer they release a trailer for this product.” Obviously we don’t know everything about this new Nintendo past time so it is too early to tell if Goldberg’s game was the sole driving force behind their idea.In my opinion I would say that something like this was planned years before and Nintendo acted as soon as Goldberg’s program came to their attention as a preventative measure before their big press release. Regardless of the outcome, I look forward to this game as it could inspire some kids to get into programming; and anytime that happens it truly is a great thing.[youtube id=”NLS458ekSEI” width=”600″ height=”350″]