The Japanese team of GameFreak is celebrating. The authors of the successful Pokémon series are their 30th anniversary and have wanted to celebrate by disclosing some curiosities related to this veteran studio that, in addition to the pocket monsters, have worked on other projects such as the Mario and amp; Yoshi or the platform adventure Pulseman for Mega Drive.
Founded on April 26, 1989 by Satoshi Tajiri and Ken Sugimori, GameFreak worked for years on multiple platforms creating video games of all sorts until February 1996 When they expected it, they gave their lives to one of the most successful franchises of all time. That was when the legendary Red / Blue Pokémon were released in Japan, having to wait until October 1998 to enjoy these roles adventures in the western market.
The employees carry IDs linked to the Pokémon of the first generation To celebrate these three decades of history, the Japanese magazine Famitsu has unveiled six fun curiosities about GameFreak, which have been translated by Siliconera. Among them stand out some as one of the founders of the study was editor in a videogame magazine. It was Satoshi Tajiri, who signed his texts under the pseudonym of Game Freak. He was a prolific editor who even published articles in Weekly Famitsu.
The offices of GameFreak have a spatial theme. In the reception area, defined by the black, you can see a luminous reproduction of the planet Earth, which means that the studio has fans all over the world. Each of the conference rooms of the studio also receives names linked to the cosmos, with rooms baptized as Jupiter, Saturo or Gaia.
It is also mentioned that employees must go barefoot through the offices to remember the origin humble of study. Employees also carry IDs linked to the Pokémon of the first generation. When entering to work in GameFreak, they are asked to choose one of these creatures from among all available ones. The exception is Junichi Masuda, one of the founders of the study, who on his employee sports card two of these creatures: Pikachu and Pichu.
As many fans remember, in Pokémon video games we can find GameFreak and some of its creatives, against whom we fight. In the studio they are very fond of including this kind of tributes within their own video games. Another curious detail has been done with a special program carried out in the offices of GameFreak. On a regular basis some studio creatives show on video what they are playing, which also includes board and card games.
Currently GameFreak works on the much anticipated Pokémon Sword / Pokémon Shield for Nintendo Switch, in addition to the role adventure Town, also for the hybrid console.