A few weeks ago, Marcus Lindblom logged onto TwitchTV. He found someone playing Earthbound, and he watched them stream for a while. Every time they smiled in the right place or laughed at the right joke, he felt a jolt of vindication. Validation. Eighteen years later, he could finally see people enjoying his work.
Curious how Earthbound made it to U.S. shores so long ago? In honor of last week's Wii U re-release, Wired has published an interview with Marcus Lindblom, the guy who helped localize it. Fun fact: Happy Happyists have snowballs on their hats because they looked too much like KKK members.