How a caterpillar inspired the main visual for Tokyo Game Show 2014

By Stephany Nunneley, Friday, 23 May 2014 13:59 GMT

The main visual for Tokyo Game Show 2014 has been unveiled, and according to artist Ippei Gyoubu, it was inspired by a caterpillar.


Caterpillars change, and that is the theme of this year’s show: “change” and “transformation.”

The tagline for the show is “Changing Games: The Transformation of Fun.”

“I created this year’s main visual by visualizing the ‘emergence’ based on the keyword ‘change/transformation’ in the theme,” Gyoubu said in a statement. “A caterpillar becomes a chrysalis, breaks down its body and reconstructs itself to be bornas a completely different creature.

“In a gaming world, technological innovation has evolved in the last 10 years and now that we’ve passed through the revolutions such as internet, social media and smartphone, I feel that we’ve come close to the time of the birth of a completely new world with all those revolutions blending well. I created this visual based on that feeling.

“This main visual expresses the ambiguity of whether the visual is a reflection of the metal or not, it’s a flat graphic or not, it’s stereoscopic or planar, and she’s a human or a robot.”

The Tokyo Game Show takes place in Chiba September 18 – 21.

Thanks, Gematsu.

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