Yūichi TOYAMA interview on Youtube

Yūichi TOYAMA interview on Youtube

by ro on 20-01-2021, 15:32
Topic: MSX Related

On the Game Preservation Society YouTube channel an interview with Japanese developer Yūichi Toyama has premiered earlier. He talks about his career as a professional game coder, including some well-known MSX titles.

In the video, the Game Preservation Society is joined by game programmer Yūichi Toyama. During the interview he tells about his first childhood experiences with video games, his early work as an amateur programmer, and his memories of working on games like Techno soft's Herzog and Feedback for MSX, and other titles on other platforms. As a professional he joined Techno soft and Compile, before moving to Tokyo to work on arcade games.

Nowadays, Yūichi Toyama has retired from coding games since he felt he wasn't able to compete anymore. Especially the turn to 3D game development eluded him. In this video he looks back on his career and tells his personal story. He talks about his MSX period a lot.

Have fun watching, all 30 minutes of it are worth it.

relevant link: Video 芸夢 [gei·mɯ] File #1 - Yūichi TOYAMA〈外山雄一〉~Pioneer of Modern Real-Time Strategy Games~

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By Randam

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20-01-2021, 17:22

Will have a watch later; probably very interesting!

If he is retired from making professional games, maybe he could do some more MSX coding for fun Wink

By Latok

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20-01-2021, 17:37

Best spent 30 minutes in 2021 so far.....

By Giangiacomo Zaffini 2

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20-01-2021, 22:26

I watched it and I liked it a lot because it is perfectly packed.

By Sandy Brand

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23-01-2021, 23:33

That was a really good interview.
I never knew it was more or less the same person behind all those games I loved on all these different platforms.

Also seems to be a humble person Smile

By Randam

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23-01-2021, 23:41

I loved it. And after watching I am very interested in the listimg game he made called Vilzam with which he won a prize. Anyone know it?

By Takamichi

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26-01-2021, 17:59

Searching by katakana ヴィルザム revealed the Vilzam dump list is on 月刊ログイン (monthly Login) magazine 1985-12.

By Randam

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28-01-2021, 07:36

Thanks Takamichi, now its something to look out for...

By MajorTOM

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29-01-2021, 10:24

I wathed the videos 3 times already !! Golden Age of MSX Software!!! so far...

By jlemos

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29-01-2021, 15:33

I saw the interview yesterday.

Very good interview.

I played a lot Herzog and Feedback.

Good times.