[Manga] 16bit Sensation
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Alt titles: 16bitセンセーション 私とみんなが作った美少女ゲーム, Jūroku Bitto Sensēshon Watashi to Minna ga Tsukutta Bishōjo Gēmu, 16bit Sensation: The Bishōjo Game Made by All of You and I
Created by: Misato Mitsumi, Tatsuki Amazuyu, and Tamiki Wakaki
Volumes: 2 (semi-ongoing)
Publisher: Kadokawa Shoten
The year is 1992. Meiko Uehara, a young college student, starts work part-time at a PC shop to make a little spare cash. One day, however, she goes up to the second floor of the shop and discovers a secret - the PC shop is a front for Alcohol Soft, a developer of erotic “bishoujo” PC games. Lacking sufficient manpower, the head of Alcohol Soft asks Meiko if she can help out as a graphic artist.
Drawing with a mouse! Dithering! Debugging! The game development scene in 1992 is not an easy one. Will Meiko be able to make it in the gaming world?
Drawn by Tamiki Wakaki (The World God Only Knows), with firsthand accounts by Misato Mitsumi and Tatsuki Amazuyu (developers at AQUAPLUS, who helped create To Heart, Tears to Tiara, Utawarerumono, and more), this series initially started as a doujinshi before being released as a compiled manga.
Comments: so yeah. Given that this is going to be an anime, I read the first chapter and thought it might be interesting. I know that Japanese PC game development is a bit of an offbeat subject and I don’t know if it would sell, but you know what they say - you miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.