Our new title is Brave Yamada-kun
this is trailer.
We are going to go IndieCade2014 culver city LA. And we want you to play million onion hotel. Please play and tell me what you feel.
And this is trailer.
Please come and play our game.
Me and taniguchi san join this festival.
Taniguchi is composer of Chulip and moon.
and Kimura’s best frriend.
This million onion hotel’sound is 100% taniguchi-san’s music.
I love it
I was not anticipating that I fly to LA again as indie game developer.
I need big courage like a child of elementary school first year.
I love indie game people of USA.I am afraid of watching a lot of good indie game.but I GO.I MUST GO absolutely.
2014 October 6
Million Onion Hotel
This is my new video game title.
We are going to show this at bitsummit in kyoto.
Game designer: Yoshiro Kimura
Pixel Artist: Kazuyuki Kurashima /
Music Composer: Hirofumi Taniguchi
I intoroduce kurashima san and taniguchi-san.
Kurashima-san is monster designer of Little Kings’s story.
Taniguchi-san is Comporser of Chulip.
I am working with them happily and seriously recently.
Even though this is very tiny work, but I am very glad to introduce my new strange Characters and fellows to the world.
Because this is my poem ,this is my imagination 100%
Please keep remind my Million Onion Hotel.
And If you come to Bitsummit of kyoto.
Please touch my world. and chat with me a little.
Yoshiro kimura 2014/feb/20
I will be in Bitsummit
with my strange friends from Lovedelic-era,
His name is Kazuyuki kurashima.
Hello! I am Yoshiro kimura of Japanese game designer.
We are so busy to prepare for BitSummit.
Because of that I want to show my new game at Kyoto.
Today I want to introduce my friend who is exploring indie game cave with me.
His name is Kazuyuki kurashima who is the best pixel artist of Onion Games!
He is drawing Boss character very seriously recently.
I have shown some my strange hand drawing GDD before, but it is not possible for us to build with it only.
After I got game rule and visual image in my heart, I need to explain kurashima-san. And He start to draw pixels rapidly. It is really rapid!!
This is the happy moment that my thought and his image become together.
And Engineer and God and some fairy have been watching us from the sky very seriously,carefully.
We are always on the road called strange funny journey.
We are not only Job fellow, but also we are … ?
He have been working with me since 20years ago.I met him in square of Super NES age. And after we left big company, we were working in Lovedelic together.
We often doing something ridiculous things, for example we are talking about Starbucks’s waitress too much, Or we have been often shouting queer voice in midnight together too much.
Lovdelic-era ,when I was explaining my experience what small bird design of passbook was talking to me, then he draw new character for me immediately. The bird name was Yoshida.I love that character. Our conversation was like child play.
At that little king’s story –era, he was a designer of monster. But he had a big operation of brain at that time.
As soon as he got out from hospital, we had a meeting of monster visual design at cafe of Shinjuku. Even though he was stunned a little. He was very happily drinking coca cola a lot and talking about monster characters a lot. He is incredibly super strange guy or workaholic artist.
And he was not only helping me as a character artist, but also he is helping for my art activities often.
Drawing picture for my acting, or drawing pixel character for Ust Broadcasting, going to Switzerland together for exibition.
He is friend for my art and he is my job fellow.
We are having a job. Yes, we need a job. But we love to play like a childhood more than work.
This is very strange funny journey.
Our next stop is Bitsummit in Kyoto
Even though we are children on the funny journey now also, we are still collaborating for game.
And This is some characters of our game.
Do you want to touch them? Please come and play our game.
And if you see me, please say hello or say something..
This is first time for me to join indie game event.
I am so excited.
This game is my newest one.
And this game is my poem.
See you in BitSummit of Kyoto!!
To be continued..
I never anticipated that it was so hard for me to write blog once a week. But I still continue I show what I am doing as game designer.
Let me start from the rest of the last diary. I was writing that our making indie game is like a exploring cave. I want to talk about MAP for cave adventure today.
Indie game explorer without map
I am sure,If I prepare map, It is very convenient for developing video game. And this map is called Game design document. But I noticed this thought was very workaholic. so I gave up to prepare proper beautiful game design document in this project.
Mean that, we do not have proper map for adventure of this cave.
But our project have this rough map.
I said I stopped to make proper beautiful GDD, but we have something surely.
I started to make my handwrite GDD for team since 8 month ago.
This is not proper one. This is not beautiful at all!!
What is important for my making game?
I am still thinking what is good for my style everyday. But I am sure. Hand drawing is very good for my brain. I can order my thoughts easily.
Entertaining people, Honesty, Good fellows, Hand drawing, it seems these are very important for my making game.
Oh, my fellows..
When I was talking insignificant rubbishy idea to them, they showed me their strange questioning face.
I like this honesty.
I love you guys.
To Be continued
Yoshiro Kimura 2013 feb 4
Hi guys, finally I am going to start something like a DEV diary of my project.
I will write something like a diary of explorer in the cave.
I think I should show good and bad things both.
I am walking on bumpy road. I do not want pretend this is very beautiful flat road.
So, This is not a hopeful blog:-)
And I want to tell you something before I start.
Actually, people often ask me “Did you retire?”
NO! NO! I am not giving up making game!
But people says to me “ I thought kimura-san is spending the rest of his life wealthy”
Fuck off! NO! Definitely NOT! I am looking for a way to survive desperately.
I am not retired from game industry. I am walking on the new way which is very different from my past.
I was looking for my new door of life. I was struggling for changing my life, changing my self since 4 or 5 years ago. And I am struggling still now on for this theme.
My theme is…like this
“I make game what I want to make.
And I sell directly to customers.
And I survive with it.
Is it possible for me?”
I know how difficult it is.
I know only few person can do it in the world. And they are very great men who have very great skills, of programming and visual and sound in one person.
And I am not a kind of man unfortunately. Even though I can do all, my skill is very low.
But I asked to my heart.
A Little kimura in my heart, he said,
“Do it! Do It! You must do! Make your strange world again!”
TO be continued.
Who is talking with me at night?
When is the best timing to create my own world?
It is night.
And I think that it is night of before I fall asleep.
The last moment of the day is my favorite magic time.
I would play with creatures in my head a little.
I speak with tiny onion some time. And I speak with small creatures sometime.
This is my play.
But,If I get good inspiration,I stop that I play with them.
Tiny onion says “why don’t you continue ? Please play with us ,Please chat more with us”
I answer “Don’t disturb me. I got a Idea that I want to write about. And I am going to work now!”
And then, they disappear slowly.
By the way, I got a lot of indie doujin games in comic market at 2013 december 31.
And I have played doujin shooting game a lot while I am in holiday,Revolver360 RE:ACTOR, Yakouga5, ASTERBREED, TOHO,etc
And I had a dream at night suddenly.
Dougin game monsters were attacking to the small wood box which I was riding on.
Danmaku was attacking to me very much.
2014 January 8
December is the very impressive month every year.
Something start often.
Something finish often.
By the way, One of my board Game group meeting have been finished in this month. It was very good meeting for me to have a new experience about new game rule often. But most impressive experience was this after all.
It is not about game.
One couple of this group,they are charming and very kind friend. They had a new baby. And They wanted me to cuddle their baby!!
I can not refuse ^^;
This Baby was so pretty and so cute and tiny boy..
And I noticed he is afraid of me… wow..oh shit..
But I wanted to say to him “I am afraid of you too!!”.
Even though you are so cute !!
What a beautiful feeling this is!
I felt he was so small and very fragile but,he was very energetic.
He was magical and wonder existence!!
oh baby .. baby is like this. it moves my mind so much every time.
I remember that I used baby photos in Little king’s story for boss character TV dinner.
That baby was one of development staff of that time.
Am I am going to make someone’s baby appear in my game some day in future again?
My favorite board game group have been finished,but this baby’s life started
Something magical started.
Jingle Bells is too noisy for me.
Even though I love santa claus.
Now, Tokyo is full of Christmas music.it is too noisy for me.
but I like walk around in the town. I love my town.
There is a building of man-made, there is a lot of artifact in the town.
There are a back alley and a strange place ,strange people.
If I walk slowly or I stop on the road,I can see different things a lot.
When I found something,
I took photos, I write record immediately.
I love some small favorite event and place in town,for example, the event that I saw the strange person is talking to me continuously at the escalator of subway, the event I saw the very wild man start to talk like baby to the nurse in the hospital suddenly, the event I feel very good cool air behind that shrine, the event I found the strange house which have a small door at the outside wall of 2nd floor without meaning.
When I found these kind of place,I often took photos or I write record.
Or I return to the same place again and again for watching.
It is like treasure box of town that I can feel something from my eye.it is not movie,it is not video game. I feel these memory are my jewel.it is much rich than any kind of entertainment.
By the way,the town is full of chiristmas music.
Jingle Bells song are telling to people “Eat more” and “Buy more” and “Have a sex more”.
It seems that my favorite world is out side of these Jingle Bells suggestions.