- a deceased tumblelog project by Bruno de Figueiredo -
COREGAMERS | COREGAMING: DIEUBUSSY | PIXELS AT AN EXHIBITION
BACKGROUND ART BY OSAMU SATO, 1995

:: 終わり (THE END) ::


As I look back and try to remember what I may have achieved with this project, I can only remember the pleasurable effort that was keeping Eastern Mind alive and active for the best part of the last five years. Meant to be a secondary blog where I could revive my purest and enduring reverence for both Japanese culture and the country’s distinctive style of video game production, it ended up becoming far more than first intended. Much like the project from where it originated, CoreGamers, it presented me with a unique opportunity for growth; as well as the possibility to acquire a degree of knowledge that can only derive from such profound involvement and commitment, no matter how unfavorable the conditions.

Through this tumblr page I was also given the privilege of making some new acquaintances, to collaborate and exchange impressions with like-minded investigators who valued this endeavor and kindly supported it. As I switch off the lights and declare this project terminated – in spite of my earlier reluctance to admit it had run its course – I wish to leave a friendly word to all those visitors who shared my enthusiasm, as well as those followers who offered me their support and praise during these years.

Unintentionally, Eastern Mind remains the only online resource regarding many titles and game-related topics. Bearing this in mind, I am given no other option than to preserve what part of it remains online, in the hope that those seeking for other outlooks and truths may find their starting point here. Believe me when I say that it was my truest privilege breathing life into it.

Seeking for new domains, perspectives and ways to enlighten myself, I have decided to continue my crossing elsewhere. In spite of what I expect will be a drastic change in format, I wish to extend an invitation to all those interested so they may continue to follow my work if such is their truest desire.

ではまたすぐにね。


Multimedia artist Baiyon joins Fumito Ueda for a tea. On the opposite end of the camera, the gifted game designer and amateur photographer Dylan Cuthbert.


Multimedia artist Baiyon joins Fumito Ueda for a tea. On the opposite end of the camera, the gifted game designer and amateur photographer Dylan Cuthbert.



One of the most startling multimedia exercises in surrealism and abstract expressionism, Peter Gabriel’s EVE appositely conjoins the work of several contemporary art references as is the singular case of Yayoi Kusama. Born in Japan at the height of the 30’s economical depression, the artist has skillfully adopted the conceptual trends of the WWII aftermath: a self-confessed period of struggle against childhood traumas which have, nonetheless, fueled much creativity throughout her entire career.

In addition to the bubbling cocoa sculptures from Helen Chadwick and the music of Peter Gabriel, Kusama’s recurrent thesis and patterns, as is the case of the iconic Polka Dot, are ubiquitous during the initial moments of this 1997 award-winning modern art exposition made interactive CD-ROM. Her likeness can be spotted in the form of the docile Geisha during the exploration and music interaction phases, alongside with Gabriel in a contrasting gentlemanly attire.

For further information, please visit the Real World Multimedia portfolio.


Hideki Sakamoto displaying his Guinness World Record certificate for having composed the longest single-track piece of music ever created for a video game, Echochrome II’s superbly inspired Prime #4507. おめでとうございます坂本さん!


Hideki Sakamoto displaying his Guinness World Record certificate for having composed the longest single-track piece of music ever created for a video game, Echochrome II’s superbly inspired Prime #4507. おめでとうございます坂本さん!