J-RPG : L’âge d’or du jeu de rôle sur consoles

 

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J-RPG is a book I co-wrote for Japan’s Doors editions.

Sucessfully founded thanks to Crowdfunding on Ulule

You can order the book here

In the video game world, great titles as Final Fantasy or Dragon Quest are commonly known. Those two series share the same genre, today known as J-RPG (for JapaneseRole Playing Game). Before thoses titles were sacred among the best video games, a lot of J-RPG contributed to build the genre over technological advances.

In order  to extend this passion for video game, we wrote a book grouping the best J-RPG from our childhood to the present days. It is reachable both for regulars and newcomers. J-RPG l’âge d’or introduces the best J-RPG that came out on home and portable consoles.

The book is a chronicle of 240 games from 1980 to 2015 over 288 pages.

The volume is divided in four main parts:

• The cornerstones : This topic deals with the most significant games across the time. It is meant to present technical and artistically evolutions through relevant examples.

• The main sagas and publishers: This part introduces the most important studios and their main sagas.

• The Developers : This part focus on important games wich came out close to the greatest sagas of Sega, Nintendo, Sony and Microsoft.

• The Futur: The book concludes on tributes and the next big projects of J-RPG. What futur can we foresee for the genre ?