A lot of gaming developers today actually started out by covering video games earlier- for instance, in the most famous example, did you know that Pokemon developer Game Freak was originally a magazine (called Game Freak) run by its founder Satoshi Tajiri? This kind of thing happens all the time- and as we continue to grow in a world where video games are increasingly common place, I imagine these kinds of transitions will be more an more commonplace.
Another name to add to this list is that of NieR: Automata director Yoko Taro. He is selling his own gaming fan magazine at the ongoing Comiket convention- and the best part is, he isn’t doing it alone. Producer Yosuke Saito is also helping him out with this.
I guess between handling some of the most currently anticipated games (he is involved with NieR: Automata and Dragon Quest XI), he does find the time to goof off and do something like this that is close to his heart sometimes. That’s heartening to know.
当日分終わりました！ pic.twitter.com/4LAhr0jDx4— yokotaro (@yokotaro) December 30, 2015
キャンセル待ちも終わりました…… pic.twitter.com/qMz57JkACA— yokotaro (@yokotaro) December 30, 2015