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How much one cup of coffee in app store.

This is Taniguchi-san who is very good man.

musician
Left side of this picture, This is Taniguchi-san who is composer of Chulip, and some other lovedelic games.
I respect him very much.and I drink a cup of coffee with him sometime.

Once we start to talk,we never end.
We talk about not only music,but also movie and game, strange news ,storage people etc etc.
He is not only composer for my game. he is very good friend. He is one of person who can stand in front of my crazy story.

By the way, we went a little expensive cafe at ebisu recently. And while we were walking to cafe,we were talking about price of it.
“how much ?” I asked to him.
“Maybe it will expensive a little.” he answered.
I was wondering “where dose he take me to ? hotel restaurant? ”

 

In tokyo, people can go very very poor cafe or expensive cafe.
You can buy a cup of coffee,
it will be 100yen of Macdonald, or 360yen of Starbuck,or 1000yen incredibly expensive coffee at hotel restaurant.
onianime
“hum hum kimura-san” My tiny onion asked me “it is like a iPhone game price hum hum..”
And onion continued like this.
“Which cafe do you prefer to drink with Taniguchi-san ? 100yen coffee? or you buy iPhone game?”

I answered to tiny onion “I go to coffee of course.”

Having a coffee with friend is very happy more than anything.
It is priceless for me that I can talk about stupid things and discuss life with my friend.
Even though I love video-game, but I prefer talking with him more than purchase to app store.
This is true and honest.

And after having a coffee and chatting a lot with him.
I was whispering to my onion “Don’t think about video game price too much.”

December/12/10
yoshiro kimura


The story is like galaxy bubble

The story?

I am writing text a lot recently. It is not only writing for Blog but also for the story.

Today,I write about  ”the story”.

It is very important for me that I write the story by my own ideas in my life. I am writing something every day really like ill.
And what is “the story” for me?
Making story is that I create the new world that can have me. And I explain that these new world is very fragile bubble. And one of the bubbles may becomes a real universe. I am thinking like this.

space

I wrote three story today. One is for my very very tiny game. One is for job which I may earn some money. One is very strange story plot like CHULIP ,like moon which is for talking to my friend of far away land.
I wish that these bubbles become real small galaxy someday.

bubble2

The word is very important element for the space which is final frontier in my heart. I can not explore without words.

You may often think video game don’t need the story.
And someone says “Chess dose not have story” “Puzzle game dose not have story”
but I don’t like making video game without story.
My body and soul says “Think Think Think,you can find out good solution between game and story”

onianime
By the way,My tiny onion often says  ”I want to feel ecstasy.”
But human race is not living only for ecstasy.
Making story and telling a story and exchanging a thought is also very human’s fav.

Even though it may be very very fragile bubble.

“Hey! My tiny onion! Do you understand?”

 

 


Brainstorming with good fellows

(hi guys,I am still trying to write about my daily story in english:-)

Can I write the new story of …?
I say I am professional game designer,but I feel I suspect my self often.
I had a strong frustration recently.
Because I could not get new inspiration for adventure game.
I was thinking next piece ,something new ideas of like moon or like Chulip past few months.
But I was not able to  get something new idea.

Starbucks coffee dose not help me at all.

I was thinking in starbucks of shinjuku3choume. and I was thinking in my house a lot.
It was so difficult for me.
My brain melt down quickly.And,I slept automatically like death.

And I did not notice my head became like volcanos.

FUNKAMAE

 

 

And…One day…
My Head exploded suddenly!

FUNKAGO

 

 

After explosion of my head
I thought I need help of my friends for making my head quiet.
I e-mailed to fellows and We had a meeting.

It was very long time.
First of all we were discussing about something new concept.
We had a various theme .
But,one guy said to me “I want you to talk about what you like to do now.”

“now? in real life?”

And I was talking about my ambition on the road in real life. And I started to talk about  trauma of the past unconsciously.

And I vomited all what I was feeling.

For example,I was talking about dissatisfaction of Chulip, dissatisfaction moon,my childhood strange story,the story of communication with animals ,trauma of sex, major incident of adult era, and the strange peoples I have met in my life.

And strangely enough, I got one inspiration from this discussing.

“I should start to write about it. Even though I do not know it can become videogame or not.”

And I can continue to think again.

 

Nov/27/2013
Yoshiro Kimura

 


Japanese Indie Game Typhoon of November

By the way,
Do you know Japanese Climate?

Do you know japan climate is very strange recently?
How is climate in your land?

Recently small earthquake happen a lot. And temperature change a lot in japan.
And some typhoon came a lot after autumn.

World people don’t notice Japanese indie game scene like they don’t notice Japanese climate change now.

I want to tell you like this.Can you believe?
“Something happened at November 2013 for japanese indie game scene”
Japanese Indies started to exhibit a lot of game to audience recently.

New Indie game festival of Japan started!?
There were two events in this month.
One is Tokyo Location Test game show in akihabara, and other one is Digital Game Expo in kamata.

Comic market is famous otaku festival of japan not only video game but also they show a lot of comic and cosplay.
Usually indies go to show their video games in comic market.
But new place appeared called Digital Game Expo.

Digital Game EXPO is the first rare event of exhibiting original video games without comic market.
This is special indie game developer’s event for all game fun.

I felt something that new phenomenon started with very clear philosophy for future.
“Make game freely”
“Exhibit Game freely”
“You are freedom”

Even though I am Japanese, but It was not easy for me to find out Japanese indie game usually.
But I found a lot in this November.I must say this is miracle month.

And I noticed Japanese Indie Game Typhoon will be coming very soon to the world.

I hope I can join it in near future.I hope I can.
Bye

Yoshiro Kimura
November/19/2013

by the way I  took some photos of Japanese indie game in this month
You can watch this Gallery, if you like.


Handmade boad game of Onion.

I participated in GameMarket 2013 winter.

gamefestival
This is Indie Game Market .but this is not video game festival.
This festival is for Board game and table talk game.

 

 

And I made and show this.

New Chess “Onions and shadows”

fromtop
I Love meeting for playing boad game with friend.
I think I like the sense I can get while we are playing.

I am very interested in the face of people’s happiness and sadness while they are playing.
They show many kind of face.

“Sense of accomplishment”,”Feeling that want to win”,”Face of suspicion”,”Face of trust”,”Mind that I’ll want to attack”,”conservative mind”

I am very glad when I can discover people’s emotion.
While I am playing board game with my friend.
I am feeling like this.
“Oh? really? you react like this as a one of human?”

 

tableplaying

By the way I discover impressive human’s face at the table of our place in Game Market also.
That is difference between adults and children.They show me each different face while they play my game.

Adults are very careful playing for each move with serious face. They are thinking next next next next step for not lose pawn. And they want to play without fails. They need plenty of time to think at their turn.

“This is game. Please play easily”
I was talking to them without voice.

But,Children are playing the game more easily with face of curiosity. They move a pawn very quickly without deep thought. They are not bothering from anything and not worried about anything. They experience a lot of win and lose. They challenge again and again.
“Please think a little before you move. please”
I was talking to them without voice.

OnionKing

This Is really the difference between adult and child ?

It may be the difference between the way of life?

Which temper is good ?
“the temper of who want to play without fails” or ”the temper of who want to play with impulse” ?

While I am watching their playing. I was questioning to my self unconsciously,
“Which temper am I living with?”

Yoshiro Kimura
November/06/2013


The Wednesday Dots: 007 Happy Halloween Onion !

Hi! Everyone!
Every wednesday is the time for exhibition of the pixels.

halloween

We love Pixels!
Do you like today’s picture?
Thanks.

Onion Games


KickStarterMan of british with typhoon

I had a meeting with mr.John szczepaniak the last friday.

I invited him to my home.
And we ate pizza and drunk some beer.

kimura&john

kimura & Mr john szczepaniak

 

He is the man who try to make a book of japanese video game.

The Untold History of Japanese Game Developer.

He came here at the day when new typhoon was coming to tokyo and it  was incredibly windy and rainy.
I have to call him “the man of typhoon” :-)

I wanted to know what he is. And I was interested in what he was going to ask me.
After all, He asked me about my past story a lot, moon,rule of rose,chulip, etc.
And I answered good and bad story both a lot.His question was very maniac.

“Did I talk about past too much?”
I am suspecting my self often like this when I talk to people.
But maybe, it was necessary for me to talk about past to somebody.
So it was ok.

 

By the way, while he is interviewing with me, I was thinking different things.
It is about Kick starter of him. He is making book with the money from crowd funding called kick starter. I think he is brave man. His doing is like a real adventure game.

This man was traveling over the sea from far away land, and he is meeting a lot of japanese developer.And he is trying to make interesting book.
I felt very much his ambition of his life and his love for video game.
Why is he coming? Why is he interested in me? why? why?
Maybe, this theme “The untold history of japanese game developers”  must be very important for him.
And I think he can not stop his impulse of creating  this book.

After he went back, I was thinking about my self and kick starter in rain.

rain
Honestly I say “I am very afraid of kick starter and people’s judgement.”
But if I can get strong impulse from my heart, Can I stand in front of audience like him?

My impulse will be coming to my heart or not?
I do not know yet.

Yoshiro kimura
october/29/2013


I Love my creatures

We had a stage for IndieGame at last sunday.
Some Indie game developer was talking in front of public at Odaiba of Tokyo.
We discussed a lot.

indieculcul

There was a very impressive question.
“While you are developing video game,
  When do you feel good?”

It was really interesting question.
When is the best moment of my making video game?

The moment of that I started project ?
The moment of that I completed project?

While our friend are discussing ,I remembered what I felt long long time ago.
When I was 13 years old.I started to make game.
I remember the first experience of my touching 8bit computer.After I was reading short program list of magazine.I wanted to try to use computer at consumer electric shop.
And I started type alphabet without knowing what it is.

10 PRINT “I LOVE YOU”;
20 GOTO 10

RUN

 IMG_0817

Then ,TV Screen became like this :-)
I was so surprised.
“Alhabet is moving by my typing alphabet !?”

I can not forget this feeling.I have started to learn programing language called BASIC

And My first game programming is Snake.

After a week,I made one small game called  ”Walking Walking Game”.
IMG_0816

Even though it was not my own idea.but I learned a lot from this snake.

And after that,I made some original small game.
I remember game screen visuals like this.

youngKimuraGame 2

these were very  low quality games.but I felt something good.it was kind of ecstasy.

“Something is moving in the screen by my thought”
“New World appear in TV suddenly like GOD made the world.”

Maybe it was miracle and magical moment.

After all,what is my answer ?

When is the best moment of my making videogame?
Best of my happy time ?

It is happy for me to find out that new strange creatures born in  TV screen by my own way.
This is my answer. How is yours?

Yoshiro Kimura
october/22/2013


Worst Jamming

“What is worst Jamming of making videogame?”

I was discussing about it with my friend,while we are drinking beer.

And I was thinking like this…

 

Is it disease?

desease

 

 

Is it whisky?

whisky

 

 

Is it money?

money

 

Actually worst Jamming is in my mind.

 


“Lazy mind”

 

LAZYkimura

I become incredibly lazy man often like this :-(
This man is living in my mind.
And He often appear and says “you don’t need  to work hard ! ”

This is worst jamming for my making game.

 

Yoshiro Kimura

october/14/2013


humble naked man of Shinjuku

Even though I don’t like the word “if”, 

But I often ask to my self “if”.

shinjuku3choume

While I am walking around street  of shinjuku 3-choume without drinking beer.

I was thinking about my stupidity.

“If I am wiser,I will have better life?”
What a ridiculous question to myself !!

“If my past work succeeded more ,Am I working for making game much better now?”
It is stupid question. but I can not stop to think about it.

And also I continue to ask to my self automatically,
“If I am more famous ,If I am much wiser, I use kickstarter?”
“If my past work sold well,then I could have work as a producer in big famous publisher ?”
These thought is incredibly stupid and ridiculous.

Unfortunately my work was not sold well.
I must admit that I was bad producer for the company.
It is very true:-(

but,My onion ask to me  like this also.
“Unfortunately?  Really?”

I remember what I was.

armor
I was like a knight in armor called producer.
I was like a knight in armor called officer of company.

And that armor was heavy ,hard ,very serious, and it was cursed by the spell called “arrogance”.

Fortunately,I am able to take off this armor recently.

I became humble naked man of Shinjuku.

naked

Fortunately,I can think my future and new game ideas.
And fortunately I am able to be walking around street of shinjuku-3chome without drinking beer.

Yoshiro Kimura

october/7/2013


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