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November 17, 2011

a second bontegames interview with ...

It's time for the second interview with a game designer of the frequently featured games here on bontegames and this time the game designer is ... Yoshio Ishii!
Yoshio is famous for his fine hoshi saga 'find the star' puzzle series (you can find all the episodes here).
So put your thinking cap on, submit your questions for Yoshio in the comments below, I will collect them for Yoshio and pretty soon I hope to present you everything you always wanted to know about Yoshio and his games!

33 comments:

Sophia said...

Excellent!

Questions : who's your favourite mangaka? are you influenced by any one in your games? also, are you interested in traditional Japanese art form such as ukiyoe?

Thanks Bart!

Edonou said...

How do you come up with ideas for the location of the star?
+I love the games, Which is your favorite?

asjam said...

Do you imagine the Hoshi Saga will ever have an end, or could it go on forever? Have you written other games, not in the Hoshi Saga series? What Flash games by other creators do you like or have influenced you?

Anonymous said...

He's the pervert one!!! (joke)
PS : I'm referring to the hoshi saga dokuringo

Anonymous said...

WHy is it find the "STAR"!Is it because you're influenced by astronomy?

Anonymous said...

Does one of your levels/stages stand out to you as a favority across all the games?

Anonymous said...

How do you get those great graphics ? I everything made on computer or do you use actual paper cut ?

Madalina said...

Why ''find the star'' ? Do stars have a special meaning for you?
Lots of people love your games, how many episodes do you plan on making?
Have you ever had an ''artist block'' ?
Have you done any other games than Hoshi Saga series?
What do you get inspired/influenced by?
Have you ever played Bart's original games? If so, what do you think of them?

Anonymous said...

how do you come up with levels?
ps your games rock

Madeline said...

How do you come up with your games? Where do you get your inspiration? LOVE your games!!!!<3

Anonymous said...

Hope the interview doesn't suck as bad as the first one!

Rava said...

I love Hoshi Saga! Let's see...

Is it hard to create puzzles for your games' levels?
About the different level difficulty,do you start creating the level thinking "Ok, this will be a hard one" or do you decide it after the creation?

Queen Fume-Boo said...

Why are the levels centered around finding a star?

Anonymous said...

What influenced you to center all of the games on finding a star, and what inspires you most in the world?

Anonymous said...

Here's one he might understand considering how the other interview went....How are left hand?

Stevens Miller said...

Do you see your "Find the Star" games more as puzzles, or more as a form of artwork?

Are there any artists who have inspired your "Find the Star" images?

For each level that makes it into one of your "Find the Star" games, how many levels do you start to work on, but ultimately do not use?

-k said...

Questions:

How long have you been designing games?

What first inspired you to make games?

Are you involved in another career field or do you focus all of your time toward making games?

What other game designers do you enjoy?

Did you go to school for art or are you a self taught artist?

Pam said...

luv his games, very creative!

my questions:

- how long does it take to create one episode?

- is it one person or a team-work?

- is it your main job or just a hobby? if a hobby, then what's your main job?

- i like the question about art-education (did he get it or he's just so talented :) )

thankoo!

Anonymous said...

what software is used for your games?
how long does it take you to finish a game?
do you make money with games?
since when do you create games?
thanx

KittenMitten said...

Do you have a lot of trouble making your games. Or are they handmade making twice as hard? And how long does it take to make one game?


Thanks! :)

cliffty said...

of the find the star puzzles you have made, which is your favourite puzzle and why?

Anonymous said...

If everyone is done asking the same questions, how about...

Do you remember the first game you designed?

Anonymous said...

do you create any other games that don't involve the 'find the star plot?' if so what are they?

thx bart!

JaronFlick said...

I'd like to know what he does for a living? How does he find time to create these wonderful games?

Anonymous said...

Is there a reason why you started creating these games? Did something specific make you think of the idea, or had you had this idea for a long time?

Anonymous said...

What inspired you to make 'Ouka'? Especially since it's not one of the 'Hoshi Saga' episodes.
p.s. i love your games :D

Anonymous said...

Are you going to make more Ouka episodes? That game was entertaining and very pretty!

Queen Fume-Boo said...

Do you play video games? If so, which ones? ◕ ‿‿ ◕

Anonymous said...

Have you ever had any ideas for hiding the stars which you decided not to use because they were too 'taboo'?

lol said...

Where did you get all the naked women ideas? im not a woman, but i'm just wondering.

Kejik said...

:D

Konishiwa !

How do you manage to get the ideas of different logic for each row and column, as thinking in different logics than our own id difficult ?

Anonymous said...

Hey who poses as your inspiration and did you mean for these to be games more or art? where do you get ALL your ideas from?
ps luv ur games

Anonymous said...

Why are some of them so perverted?
Other than that, the game is awesome!

 

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