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Giles Goddard

Netflix has a new video game documentary coming out next week. In the final episode, there’s talk about the relationship between Nintendo and Argonaut Software and the making of Star Fox on the SNES. Dylan Cuthbert and Giles Goddard, two developers who worked on the game, spoke about the development experience.

According to Goddard, the Big N “never had anybody outside Nintendo working in the building. They actually made a separate office for us in one room on our own, basically segregated out.”

We also have some interesting words from Cuthbert, who said that famous developer Shigeru Miyamoto was only allowed to smoke in the area that Star Fox was being developed. Cuthbert noted during the episode:

Giles Goddard is one of the very few non-Japanese people who have worked at Nintendo’s Japanese headquarter. He’s probably most famous for working on games like Star Fox and Stunt Race FX with fellow Brit Dylan Cuthbert with their company Argonaut Software. Eurogamer just published an interview with Goddard on what it was like working for and at Nintendo in the 90s. Make sure to read the full interview here; below are a couple of interesting excerpts:

On Nintendo’s corporate culture at the time: