Dezaemon, RPG Maker, NScripter: Exploring and classifying game ‘produsage’ in 1990s Japan

  title={Dezaemon, RPG Maker, NScripter: Exploring and classifying game ‘produsage’ in 1990s Japan},
  author={Mikhail Fiadotau},
  journal={Journal of Gaming \& Virtual Worlds},
  • Mikhail Fiadotau
  • Published 1 October 2019
  • Sociology
  • Journal of Gaming & Virtual Worlds
The article examines three tools used for hobbyist game development in 1990s Japan: the Dezaemon series of user-customizable shoot ‘em up games, the RPG Tsukūru (RPG Maker) series of tools for creating Japanese-style role-playing games and the NScripter scripting engine for visual novels. In doing so, it aims to highlight the diversity, but also to bring out the commonalities, of game ‘produsage’: producing video games by using dedicated software. The focus on a non-western historical context… 
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Dezaemon, RPG Maker, NScripter: Exploring and classifying game “produsage” in 1990s Japan
  • Journal of Gaming & Virtual Worlds
  • 2019