You may remember that Retro Gamer freelancer John Szczepaniak recently went to Japan to start work on his book, The Untold History Of Japanese Game Developers. When he was on his travels, John showed off Retro Gamer to his interviewees who loved our magazine. In fact, they loved it so much that they all agreed to pose with it.
Thanks to John for all the photos and look out for his book, which should hopefully be out sometime next year.
Keiji Inafune – Helmed the Megaman series, now working on Mighty No.9
Kouichi Yotsui – Creator of Strider, Cannon Dancer, and Suzuki Bakuhatsu
Manabu Yamana – Programmer on Dragon Quest 3, 4, 5 and 6
Naoto Ohshima – Creator of Sonic The Hedgehog and NiGHTS
Roy Ozaki – Owner of Mitchell Corp, the company behind the Pang series.
Ryuichi Nishizawa – Creator of the Wonderboy series, which includes Adventure Island on the NES. Co-founder of Westone.
Aki Nakamura – Videogame research professor at Kyoto’s Ritsumeikan University.