06/09/2019

BitSummit’s Tribute To Kenji Eno (From The Attract Mode Archive: #045)

by Matthew Edward Hawkins

The following post originally appeared on attractmo.de, on March 11, 2013.
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Over the weekend was BitSummit, the first conference dedicated entirely to indie game development in Japan. It’s where Gero Blaster, the latest from Daisuke Amaya (best known for Cave Story and igniting the modern indie movement that has swept the word), was unveiled. Tiny Cartridge has the trailer in case you haven’t seen it.

There was also the video above; before Masaya Matsuura, Fumito Ueda, Goichi Suda, SWERY, and even Keita Takahashi rocked the Japanese game scene’s statue quo, you had Kenji Eno. Which is why a tribute in his memory was more than a fitting way to wrap up an event like BitSummit.

If you can, give any one of his games a spin if you haven’t done so already: D, Enemy Zero, D2, Newtonica, plus You, Me & The Cubes. Also, to learn more about the man and his legacy, be sure to check out the following write-ups in 1UP, Wired, and Kotaku.

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