During Tokyo Game Show, French Director Anne Ferrero announced “Branching Paths,” a documentary aimed to finally unveil the Japanese indie game development scene, that is varied and colorful as it’s mysterious.
Anne has been working for quite a long time with a small team and little support to contact and interview many Japanese indie game developers, from lone wolves working in their private time to old development legends returning to the scene with independent projects.
During my last trip to Tokyo, I had a chance to have a chat with Anne about her project and about the men and women she’s going to cover, and it was very interesting to see an aspect of development in the country that often remains hidden in the shadow of big publishers like Square Enix and Capcom, but that has so much to offer.
If you’re curious, and you should, you can find the full interview below, alongside the teaser trailer of Branching Paths, that will be released in January.
Also, if you want to see more of Anne’s film making, and you’re interested in one or more of the many aspects of the Japanese pop culture you can check out her lovely series Toco Toco on YouTube.