Gamers Heart Japan

This Sunday, April 3rd, the videogame industry will unite under the “Gamers Heart Japan” banner, with an hour-long televised special airing on selected outlets. This special is being assembled by our broadcast colleagues, and will feature interviews and thoughts from many of the industry’s biggest and brightest names.

Titled “Gamers Heart Japan”, this 60-minute special will premiere on April 3, 2011 and be filled with veteran game industry journalists from all over the world as well as some of the top game makers on the planet. Game journalists and game makers participating will be sharing their thoughts on the incredible work and talented creators from the Japanese videogame development scene.

From the very beginning of the medium, Japanese videogames have been incredibly influential in popular culture. In “Gamers Heart Japan”, interviewees will talk about the past, present and future of Japan as a games making powerhouse, all the while reminding our viewers that the country could really use our global support in its efforts to rebuild.

Keep up with Gamers Heart Japan at the website, @GamerHeartJapan on Twitter, and on the Facebook page.

For a list of participants, follow through here…

Jade Raymond – Ubisoft Toronto – Assassin’s Creed/Splinter Cell
Dr. Greg Zeschuk – Bioware – Mass Effect/Dragon Age/Star Wars: The Old Republic
Dr. Ray Muzyka – BioWare – Mass Effect/Dragon Age/Star Wars: The Old Republic
Tim Schafer – Double Fine – Brutal Legend/Costume Quest
Ken Levine – Irrational Games – Bioshock
Cliff Bleszinski – Epic Games – Gears of War
Ted Price – Insomniac Games – Ratchet & Clank/Resistance
Siobhan Reddy – Media Molecule – LittleBig Planet
Maxime Beland – Ubisoft Toronto – Assassin’s Creed/Splinter Cell
Todd Howard – Bethesda – Fallout 3/Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Peter Molyneux – Lionhead – Fable
Alex Rigopulos – Harmonix – Rock Band
Robin Hunicke – That Game Company – Flower/Journey
Jenova Chen – That Game Company – Flower/Journey
Evan Wells – Naughty Dog – Uncharted
Ed Boon – NetherRealm Studios – Mortal Kombat
Sid Meier – Firaxis – Civilization

And the participating outlets will include:

G4 (US & Canada)
SCI FI Australia
SPACE (Canada)
Musique Plus (Canada)
Gametrailers.com
IGN.com
Gamespot.com
GameInformer.com
Joystiq.com
Kotaku.com
Destructoid.com
Elecplay.com
G4tv.com
Reviewsontherun.com
MTV.com
TheEscapist.com
Wired.com
Games.Yahoo.com
Wired.com/gaming/
TheECA.com
TotallyRadShow.com
Shacknews.com
EGMNow.com
USAToday.com (GameHunters)
Bitmob.com
TheTorontoSun.com
UGO.com
Metacafe.com
Youtube.com
Facebook.com

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