Let's Guess Mario Creator's New Game!

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Shigeru Miyamoto has created a plethora of game characters and games. Many of his ideas come from his hobbies. He has expressed his desire in making an all-new character. That could mean an all new game. But what?

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Miyamoto's game design M.O. is often based on his hobbies. He takes up gardening and makes Pikmin. He gets a dog and comes up with Nintendogs. He enjoys measuring things, and comes up with a weight guessing game in Wii Fit Plus. He likes music and makes...Wii Music.

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He has proven himself to be a game creator who draws upon his life now for the above titles or his childhood for, say, The Legend of Zelda. As of last year, we know the man got a cat — now there is a Nintendogs and at E3 last month it was revealed that Nintendo is working on Nintendogs & Cats for the upcoming Nintendo 3DS.

Nintendo forbids Miyamoto to discuss his hobbies, fearing that the world will get the jump on what he is creating.

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Certainly this must make small talk odd:
"What are your hobbies?"
"I cannot tell you. I am forbidden."

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Let's take a quick inventory of the man: Miyamoto is 57 years old. He has a lot of money. Earlier this year, he mentioned that he was influenced by 1960s, drug-laced counter culture flick Easy Rider. And forbidden or not, Miyamoto has recently told a group of Japanese investors that he has currently taken up swimming. Does that mean he might make a game in which the goal is to collect coins and players eat, say, magic mushrooms, and maybe there's swimming, too?

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Oh. Wait.

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He revealed his measuring fetish a while ago. So something with measuring.

You play a ruler, having to guesstimate certain lenghts of certain objects. The more you're correct, the more points you get. Also you will be in a school. And his worst enemy will be the US customary unit system! The dreaded Yard threatens the very likelihood of poor little Metric(that's the name of our hero). So Metric must go from school to school correcting the measurement mistakes Yard and his group of measurements. The bosses in the game will range from gluttonous Gallon to the nearly invisible Inch. Poor Metric has a lot to tackle in the world of Measurement.

Join Metric in his battle against evil in the future smash hit. Guesstimation coming in fall of 2011.