Making Mr. Gimmick!

| March 30, 2012

This August, 2011 interview with Sunsoft programmer Tomomi Sakai was conducted by Shun Arita of Cyzo. Sakai birthed the little-known masterpiece Mr. Gimmick (also known as Gimmick!), a NES game that only saw release in Japan and Scandinavia. It was commissioned by sharc. “Play games for an hour a day!” In the words of Master […]

Making the Famicom a Reality

| March 28, 2012

The following article by Masaharu Takano is a Oct. 2nd, 2008 reprint of “How the Famicom Was Born – Part 6″ which appeared in the Sept. 12th, 1994 edition of Nikkei Electronics. It was commissioned by Nathan Altice. The names and titles of the businesses and people mentioned in the series are unchanged from how […]

The Dawn of Video Games

| February 14, 2012

The following article is a Sept. 26th, 2008 reprint of “How the Famicom Was Born – Part 1″ which appeared in the Jan. 31st, 1994 edition of Nikkei Electronics. It was commissioned by Nathan Altice. The names and titles of the businesses and people mentioned in the series are unchanged from how they appeared at […]

Konami: The Nintendo Era

| January 16, 2012

The following discussion between two early Konami programmers took place in 2003. It was retrieved from Game Staff List Association Japan, a Japanese website that, among other things, aims to summarize, transcribe, and categorize interviews with video game developers. It was a commission. The Participants Kazuhisa Hashimoto: Born on November 15th, 1958. Blood type B. […]

Yoshio Sakamoto Talks Metroid

| January 7, 2012

The year is 2003 and Yoshio Sakamoto, in the middle of making Metroid: Zero Mission (a GBA remake of the first Metroid on the NES), shares his memories of developing the original Metroid, his influences, and his thoughts on where the series might go in the future. The following interview was retrieved from Game Staff […]

Konami: The Nintendo Era

| January 1, 2012

The following discussion between two early Konami programmers took place in 2003. It was retrieved from Game Staff List Association Japan, a Japanese website that, among other things, aims to summarize, transcribe, and categorize interviews with video game developers. The Participants Kazuhisa Hashimoto: Born on November 15th, 1958. Blood type B. Famous for creating the […]

Discussion Between Miyamoto & Horii

| December 20, 2011

This 1989 discussion between Shigeru Miyamoto and Yuji Horii reveals never-before-seen details concerning the development of

The Spirit of Sunsoft

| October 16, 2011

The following interview was transcribed from “Game Maker: Sunsoft”, a DVD released by the producers of Game Center CX, by Chris Covell. The original text can be seen on his website. This translation is a commission for Sharc. Atsushi Sakai Joined Sun Electronics in 1985. Embraced an interest in game design since a young age. […]