Track: One Night in Neo Kobe City | Artist: Konami Kukeiha Club | Album: Snatcher Original Soundtrack
Snatcher is one of the coolest video games ever made. It also, obviously, never made it to Nintendo’s doomed Virtual Boy, so you’ve got a couple of fans to thank for this unexpected demo of the adventure classic running on the VR system.
I love obscure video game music (hell, I used to run a segment here devoted just to that) but I'll be damned if I'm not surprised at the esoteric stuff that's out there.
OK. Pull up a seat. We're going to be here a while.
Here's a new Kickstarter game that might be worth some attention: Blackmore, an adventure game by some of the folks behind the old Konami adventure game, Snatcher. David Hayter's in there, too.
Video games in the 80s only depicted a certain amount of pixels on the screen. Fortunately, that didn't hold developers back from pushing the limits of the available hardware to play with our imagination by creating beautiful, handsome characters.
Cyberpunk was a big deal in the 80s and in the 90s. Writers like Philip K. Dick and William Gibson, movies like Blade Runner, and anime such as Akira heavily influenced video games. The result was games with a dark, dystopian future, high technology and low life.
Bars, clubs and noisy taverns are always crucial locations in a story-driven game. They are save points, places where we can sell useless stuff from our inventory, gather information, meet a key character, or just simply get into trouble.
Most people know, and love, Japanese developer Hideo Kojima for the Metal Gear series, a franchise he created all the way back in 1987.
Hideo Kojima is making a Snatcher inspired radio drama called Suda51's Sdatcher. It will be overseen by Kojima, written by Goichi Suda (No More Heroes) and scored by Akira Yamaoka (Silent Hill). That's...neat?
Daniel Vendrell is an accomplished artist who specialises in two things: retro video games and portraits of video game starlets.
Hideo Kojima? Crazy guy. When the Metal Gear Solid creator was working on his cyber-punk title Snatcher, he wanted to bring realism to player's computers with more than graphics or storytelling. He wanted the odor of blood.
Today during a stage show, Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima briefly mentioned MGS5. "Maybe, I'll do 5," said the game designer.
Don't sound the alarm bells just yet. Hideo Kojima talks with Japanese magazine Famitsu about what it was like working on adventure game Snatcher during the late 1980s. Times were different then, Kojima says.