All Nippon Airways launches ‘Game Chronicle’ Japanese game culture history website

Learn about the 1980s, 1990s, 2000s, and 2010s of Japanese video games.

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All Nippon Airways has launched “Game Chronicle,” a website and browser game combination part of its “Is Japan Cool?” cultural promotion initiative.

Game Chronicle covers 100 topics across the 1980s, 1990s, 2000s, and 2010s of Japanese video games, including hardware and software evolution, arcade games, e-sports, and Japan’s traditional games. It also features a special collection of events and anecdotes, as well as interview videos with 11 Japanese games industry experts.

By playing the game on the website, you can unlock information about the popular topics of each era, which can then be accessed at any time in the game menu.

Watch a trailer and the interview videos below.

Game Chronicle Trailer

Game Chronicle Interviews

Developer’s Story of the Phenomenal Famicom (Family Computer) Boom

Featuring Masayuki Uemura (Ritsumeikan Center for Game Studies Director) and Katsuhiko Hayashi (Weekly Famitsu Editor-In-Chief).

Revolution Brought to the Game Industry by PlayStation

Featuring Masayasu Ito (Sony Interactive Entertainment vice president and Katsuhiko Hayashi (Weekly Famitsu Editor-In-Chief).

Dawn of Japanese Video Games: The Secret Creation Story of Space Invaders

Featuring Tomohiro Nishikado (Space Invaders creator) and Minoru Ikeda (Mikado arcades owner).

Celebrated Game Creators Talk About the Attractions and Possibilities of Games

Featuring Masahiro Sakurai (Sora Ltd. game designer) and Kazunori Yamauchi (Polyphony Digital president and Gran Turismo series producer).

Evolution of Arcade Games in Japan, The Penny Arcade Nation

Featuring Masaru Kohayakawa (Maimai development director) and Mitsuharu Fukazawa (UFO Catcher series producer).

Fight Philosophy Revealed by Japan’s First Professional Gamer

Featuring Daigo “The Beast” Umehara (Japan’s first professional gamer).

Aesthetics of Game: Shogi, Japanese Traditional Culture

Featuring Yoshiharu Habu (professional shogi player and FIDE chess master).

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