The Historic Launch of DevilsGame
DevilsGame was Kazuyoshi Okada's first worldwide success. It catapulted him into the international media spotlight, and he has remained there ever since. His company ScarySmary has become well-known for producing exceptional and engrossing videogames. For many people, the press conference that followed DevilsGame's launch was the first time that anyone had ever seen Okada, since he had previously isolated himself as a hikikomori. Okada found therapy in designing videogames: The process gave him a creative release that enabled him to emerge from his apartment and interact with others. Okada has dedicated himself to helping other hikikomori, by using videogames to unite players and foster a sense of community.