Japan Media Arts Festival

Brian and I spent last week at the Japan Media Art Festival in Tokyo. It was an inspiring showcase of media art, entertainment, animation, and manga set in the beautiful National Art Center in Roppongi.

Shorty after arriving, we stopped by J-WAVE radio station for a chat with Sascha about Thumper.

The next day, we were honored to receive an Excellence Award award for Thumper!

The next evening, we gave a short lounge talk and debuted a new Thumper level at the legendary Super Deluxe performance space. Brian played the game as it was projected on three screens at maximum volume! Proceedings concluded with a dancing and clapping session with the inimitable Kishino Yuichi, winner of the Entertainment Division Grand Prize!

We also had the opportunity to present Thumper to festival visitors in front of our large screen installation at the National Art Center.

It's rare that Brian is in this hemisphere, so after the festival, we headed to Drool East HQ in Seoul for three intense days of Thumper development. We can't wait to show everyone what we've been working on lately!