Nice! Thanks for sharing Bash!
Always wanted to watch/read something related to the topic.
There was a time, years ago, when I followed japanese indie games quite a lot. Well, a very small portion of it since I don’t actually read/understand japanese... but there certainly were some very interesting stuff out there that never got western gamer attention.
I loved the quirkiness of it all. Simulators, MUGEN games, platformers... Steam has been gradually opening up to these sorts of games, but I feel that we’re losing quite a lot by not having a comprehensive curated catalog of old doujin and indie japanese games. Some websites like Doujinstyle and others try to keep a list going, but it’s hard to find good curated lists. After all, several of them are in a gray area... not licensed in other languages, only available via piracy and patches.
I remember writting about some of them in my old blog... Habanero-tan House, Osaka Simulator, Eternal Fighter Zero, Nijikaku, Mars TD+, Karoshi, Steparu Paperman... and then of course stuff that reached mainstream like Cave Story, Let’s Muscle!, Border Break, Rhythm Heaven.
There’s a whole world of japanese indie development out there to be unveiled... one of these days.