Nippon Marathon showcase at Nico Nico Chokaigi 2018
Wedy here and I am super delighted to share with you that Nippon Marathon was one of the games playable at Nico Nico Chokaigi 2018 in Tokyo. This is the first time that Nippon Marathon was available to play at a convention in the Eastern Continent.
Nippon Marathon was available to play in the "Game Play Area" and was used to promote PC gaming to the Japanese (PC gaming isn't very popular in Japan).
I wonder how those people playing overcome the obstacles? Did they use a pineapple? I wonder if they can read the Kanji on the road?
Over the two day event many people were able to play Nippon Marathon and it's great to see so many people interested in the game, I just wish I was there in person to see the reaction (I was being kept hostage by the naughty Deer in Nara at the time).
In Japan Nippon Marathon is classed as "Bakage" or "stupid game" which isn't actually an insult. The term Bakage is given to games that have strange or bizarre content. We are deeply humbled that Nippon Marathon has been classed as Bakage and the reception the game has received in Japan so far.
If you're interested to learn more about Nico Nico Chokaigi then visit their website here: http://chokaigi.jp/2018/en/
Nico Nico is actually a very popular streaming website in Japan which has A LOT of awesome content (including a show about a Cat, Shiba Inu & Hamster) which I definitely recommend you check out. Even if you don't speak Japanese i'd still recommend giving it a go, follow their Twitter channels (@nico_nico_info) & (@nicolive_PR) to see more!
So that’s all for now folks,I’ve been Wedy Jones.
Keep it Real, Keep it Nippon.