Do you want money? Fame? For these developers, it’s all about the erotic fan art (although fame and money probably wouldn’t hurt).

As always, there was a lot going on at the Tokyo Game Show this year, apparently some of it concerning games (our attention may have been elsewhere). As well as Japanese companies showing off their latest wares (hard and soft), a number of foreign companies make the trip too. Among them were two independent games developers, Sukeban Games and MidBoss, from Venezuela and the U.S. respectively. Their interview, which was translated into Japanese, has made the news in Japan, not for the quality of their games, but for their surprising appeal to fans.

In an interview conducted by the team at Playism, a gaming platform that translates and publishes indie games like Sukeban Games’ VA-11 Hall-A and MidBoss’ 2064: Read Only Memories, the four developers talked about their game-making influences, similarities between their two near-future cyberpunk-themed games and about their first experience of visiting Japan. But it was the final question of the wide-ranging interview that took it from an interesting insight into the game-making process and the developers’ personal journeys to something that had commentators laughing and a story that’s been making the rounds on Japanese social media.

Right at the end of the interview, the four developers were asked if they had any messages for Japanese potential players of their games, and of the three who answered the question all had the same request: “Please make some erotic dojin art for us!” Dojin is the Japanese term for self-published work, much of which is fan fiction but there is also a lot of original content. Within both types there are those who produce and publish adult versions of their favourite manga, anime or game characters and it’s this type the two games’ makers were after.

Obviously we’re far too high-brow and refined to sully these web pages with gratuitous titillation so you’ll just have to have a look at this one publishable piece of fan art, watch the game trailers and use your imagination.

▼ The trailer for MidBoss’ 2064: Read Only Memories

▼ The trailer, or possibly music video, for Sukeban Games’ Va-11 Hall-A

So, if you have artistic skills and a knack for drawing robots or cyber-punks in flagrante delicto, you could make an independent game developer very happy. If it was good enough for the God of Manga, it’s good enough for you.

Source: Automaton via jin115
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