Blue Fire developer says Super Mario 64 and Zelda: Ocarina of Time were his biggest sources of inspiration

Two of the best!

Nintendo themselves have put together an interview with Gabriel Rosa, developer on the upcoming third-person action/adventure title, Blue Fire. In the interview, Rosa reveals two games that had the biggest impact on him, and there's no doubt you've heard of them.

It may sound very cliché, but 3D worlds always blew my mind more than anything. Ever since my brother (my studio co-founder) and I received our first Nintendo 64 system, I’ve been mesmerized by the genre. Spawning in a 3D world and being able to move and look around amazed me—and still does. We grew up with Nintendo games and I was completely fascinated by the worlds and places I could explore. I think both The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time and Super Mario 64 were the games that had the most impact on me. In fact, I wanted to be a game developer even back then.

Blue Fire From Graffiti Games and Robi Studios Launches Exclusively on Switch This Summer

I have a burning desire to play this

Experience a mysterious, beautiful forgotten kingdom while you slash and platform your way through enemies in the 3D action adventure title, Blue Fire, from Graffiti Games and Robi Studios. Revealed during today's Nintendo Indie World Showcase and launching exclusively on Nintendo Switch™, Blue Fire allows players to embark on an extraordinary journey through the desolated kingdom of Penumbra and discover the hidden secrets of the long-forgotten land. Explore mystical temples, encounter survivors and take on strange quests to collect valuable items. Along your adventure, slash your way through daunting adversaries, roam across mysterious and abandoned regions, leap through deadly traps and ultimately master the art of movement.

Blue Fire Features

A Haunting World – Travel through the perished world of Penumbra to explore unique areas filled with diverse enemies, sharp 3D platforming challenges, quests, collectibles and more.

Slash Your Way Through Great Adversaries – Encounter dangerous enemies with distinct fighting styles and partake in intense combat-platforming boss fights.

Encounter Peculiar Survivors – A long time has passed since Penumbra fell into darkness, but those that survived the kingdom’s fall will aid your journey to unlock valuable rewards.

Collectibles – Once a rich and lush kingdom, Penumbra is filled with many collectibles and items to discover, loot, collect, sell, trade and purchase.

Upgrades – No great warrior can battle the dangers lurking in Penumbra without the proper equipment. Upgrade your swords, collect valuable amulets and unlock new abilities to transform into a fierce fighter.

Lost in the Void – Far from Penumbra, there is a lost land called The Void. Find Void entrances throughout the world to uncover abstract platforming challenges that require great