Game Boy 011 – Ebb and Flow

“Game Boy” is a weekly column in which I write about being a game developer working in Montreal. You’ll find them all under this category, and it starts here. I was going to start sharing my GDC thoughts this week, but there’s Japanese gaming in the air. This weekend marks the 6th edition of the BitSummit indie gaming […]

Japan’s Gaming Industry Nengajo 2017

As I mentioned when I shared Spoon & Tamago’s post of New Year cards from designers/design units, I was anxiously waiting for Tokyo-based localization crew 8-4 to put up its annual round-up of New Year cards from Japanese game companies, and it’s now up. Pictured, the card that was sent out by 8-4, featuring art […]

2017 New Year Cards by Designers

Spoon & Tamago has posted its annual round-up of New Year cards sent out by designers/design offices, and as always, it’s a great collection of imagery that celebrates that year’s animal, which this year is the rooster. Pictured, the card sent out by illustrator Minoru Arita. I can’t wait for the 8-4 PLAY blog to […]

Rezzing It Up

For anyone in the west who follows the Japanese gaming scene, you’re probably well aware of the localization (and more) company 8-4, or maybe the 8-4 Play podcast, that they host on a bi-weekly basis (“a podcast about games, Japan, and Japanese games”). I’m lucky enough to call the 8-4 family good friends, and it […]

TGS 2010, From 8 to 4

Most people think of me — and with reason — as someone who is tied to the art and design world, and so often don’t really understand why I tweet so much about gaming-related topics, or why I hang out with so many people who work in the gaming industry. It’s no secret that gaming […]