Latest in Gaming

Image credit:

Seen@GDC: The 'camp' poster that led a Pomeranian to PlayStation

Ludwig Kietzmann
March 28, 2013
Share
Tweet
Share

Sponsored Links

During a GDC panel covering the early formation of Tokyo Jungle, Yohei Kataoka, president of developer Crispy's Inc, shared a poster that caught his eye and – eventually – put a Pomeranian on PlayStation.

Sony's Creator Audition Mashup Project – or C.A.M.P – called on new Japanese talent to submit innovative game ideas in need of funding. In the absence of longterm financial support, and with no desire to work for someone else, Kataoka and his newly formed studio submitted several game ideas for PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable and PlayStation 3. "I only created what I wanted to create from the bottom of my heart," he said. (Those ideas are worth their own story, which we'll have for you later.)

Kataoka didn't settle on his "action survival" game of Tokyo Jungle at first. In 2008 his seven-person team released MyStylist, a clothing database and style advice game for PSP. It would presumably frown upon a C.A.M.P. Elvis impersonator.





All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Comment
Comments
Share
Tweet
Share

Popular on Engadget

Presenting the Best of CES 2021 winners!

Presenting the Best of CES 2021 winners!

View
'Hitman 3' owners won't have to buy earlier games to play their maps

'Hitman 3' owners won't have to buy earlier games to play their maps

View
Audi and BMW shut down car subscription programs

Audi and BMW shut down car subscription programs

View
Homebrew Labo kit gives you a full-body 'Mario Kart' workout

Homebrew Labo kit gives you a full-body 'Mario Kart' workout

View
Virgin Orbit carries satellites to space for the first time (update: deployed)

Virgin Orbit carries satellites to space for the first time (update: deployed)

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr