Yokoi will be honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Game Developers Choice Awards
ceremony on March 6 at the Game Developers Conference (GDC) in San Jose, Calif. Last year's recipient, Yuji Naka, will be presenting the award, which Yokoi's family will accept on his behalf.
"I am as deeply honored to be presenting this award as I was to receive it," said Yuji Naka, president and CEO, Sonicteam, Ltd., a Sega development studio. "To have a life's work recognized by other game creators is the most meaningful honor one could receive."
Yokoi also collaborated with Shigeru Miyamoto on the design of classics such as Donkey Kong
, Mario Brothers
. In 1996, Yokoi founded Koto Laboratory, while continuing to consult for Nintendo. Yokoi was killed in a traffic accident the following year.
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