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Highlights from the 2017 My Famicase Exhibition

We introduced this year’s My Famicase Exhibition, an art show consisting entirely of creative designs for make-believe Famicom games, at the end of last month. Hosts METEOR have now uploaded their full online gallery of every cartridge on display. After … Continue reading

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A Peek Behind the Curtain on Captain Toad with 1-Up Studio’s Company Recruitment Guide

Nintendo second party developers 1-UP Studio Inc. have recently shared their 2017 company recruitment guide, for use by prospective employees to better understand the company and roles on offer in anticipation for a recruitment seminar at the end of the month. … Continue reading

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The Playful, Sinister Graphic Design of a Surrealist Art Game Luminary

It would be a stretch to say that the work of Osamu Sato has made a significant mark on the video games industry. A digital artist, photographer, composer and champion of what can only be described as psychedelia, Sato’s wide … Continue reading

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2017’s My Famicase Exhibition Is Open for Business

Nakano design store METEOR is once again playing host to the My Famicase Exhibition, an art show of make-believe Famicom games featuring original label artwork from over 160 contributors around the world. The show runs until the end of May … Continue reading

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Risk & Reward – Revisiting How CiNG Brought Kyle Hyde’s World to Life

A little over seven years have passed since CiNG, the Fukuoka-based developers behind critically acclaimed titles such as Hotel Dusk: Room 215 and the Another Code (Trace Memory) series, filed for bankruptcy. Fans of CiNG’s atmospheric mystery titles in particular – games … Continue reading

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When Yakuza met Sylvanian Families – Culture Collection #12

What happens when you cross the gentle country lifestyle championed by Sylvanian Families, the internationally popular line of anthropomorphic animal mini-figures, with the hard-boiled, gripping criminal underworld that plays host to SEGA’s Yakuza series of crime games? Twitter user @momomousoumomo calls it ‘Yakuzania’ … Continue reading

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Gorgeous minimalist prints celebrate 20 years of iconic Pokémon design

Designer Dan Clarke has produced some stunning work for Arkotype, a passion project of his creation that stylishly combines gaming and graphic design, which we have featured on numerous occasions. His latest project is a minimalist design for a print featuring all … Continue reading

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A Little Look At… Super Famicom: The Box Art Collection

Box art is one of the most important – and perhaps most under-appreciated – aspects of video game presentation. Traditionally, box art has always served a number of irreplaceable functions to both consumers and publishers; it creates the crucial first impression … Continue reading

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Highlights from the 2016 My Famicase Exhibition

METEOR‘s yearly ‘My Famicase Exhibition’ cartridge design show is finally open for 2016! Just like last year, a wide selection of different artists from around the world have contributed their own unique designs for fictional Famicom cartridge labels that take advantage … Continue reading

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Career Spotlight – Tsubasa Sakaguchi

Tsubasa Sakaguchi Residence: Kyoto Role: Character Designer/Art Director/Director Association: Nintendo EAD Production Department Tenure: 2004-present The likes of Takashi Tezuka, Katsuya Eguchi and of course, Shigeru Miyamoto, are world-renowned for their roles as designers, producers and directors at Nintendo, acting … Continue reading

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