No. 36

On Saturday, April 23rd, 2005. We held the long-anticipated
‘Kono Yubi Tomare (Follow Me).’

It was held in a large meeting room inside the
building of Game Freak!

(Please note that this column “Kono Yubi Tomare (Follow Me)”
was an event planned and held in 2005.)

Well, I had great fun!
I met such wonderful people there.

Those who came really loved Pokemon dearly,
were eager to hear our stories,
and had the dream of pursuing an active
career as a creator.
Therefore they seem eager to know what beliefs
we have and how we elaborate our projects.
I tried my best to talk about such topics from
a larger point of view.
As we talked about such topics, I realized how
lucky I was to have people understand
what I wanted to say about my work.

As I’ve been developing games for many years,
there are times when I lose track of how the players
would think or feel about our games.
But thanks to this event, I seem to be able to clear
up my feelings, or, reaffirm my intentions.
It was really exciting to hear their comments.

Yes, really!
It was such a fun party!

‘Make the best of it’ is such a simple phrase,
but I could feel the weight of its meaning at this
meaningful event.

Thank you very much to all of you who participated!


Director Masuda’s Kono Yubi Tomare (Follow Me)’ detailed report

With 6 attendees, this event turned out to be a fun
and meaningful meeting!
To those who attended, thank you very much!

Detailed report is here

Kono Yubi Tomare (Follow Me) organizing staff Sato & Ohmori

Director Masuda’s ‘Kono Yubi Tomare (Follow Me)’ detailed report 2

We have sent email containing information about
the event to the chosen guests.
Don’t forget to check your mailbox!
Also, in case many of those who have been chosen have
scheduling difficulties, we might invite those who
were not chosen at the first time.
Please understand and wait for the lucky ticket.

Kono Yubi Tomare (Follow Me) organizing staff Sato & Ohmori