After Sonic the Hedgehog and Detective Pikachu, pop culture has started to take a long and hard look at the video games. These two video games adaptations have proved that it is time to stop and take notice of these franchises that have the potential of becoming million dollar franchise. All the video games have a treasure of stories and content just waiting to burst out into the horizon. And now with the amazing business these two movies have put forward we might just be able to get more of it. We actually are, according to reports the show Jack Samurai is coming in the form of a video. Guess, the people who have the power have finally understood the power of this medium.
But even before all this attention this medium existed and actually thrived. Video games always has had a passionate fandom. This fandom always keeps everything and everyone associated to this medium close to their hearts. This medium was not built in one day. It required the hard work and literal sweat of many people. It stands on the innovations of many people and one of those is Kazuhisa Hashimoto, the creator of the iconic Konami code. This code is one of the easiest ones in the entire industry. It goes something like this, “Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, B, A,” followed by “Start” to finish the input.
He created it when he was working on the Gradius console, because the initial code he was working on was extremely difficult. He created this code and left it in the game, when the players discovered it they instantly fell in love with it. After that this code was replicated successfully worldwide, this shows the huge contribution that Hashimoto provided to this franchise.
— TECHNOuchi ♓️🅰 (@TECHNOuchi) February 26, 2020
But unfortunately he breathed his last recently at the age of 61.
We got the news through Takenouchi’s twitter account on Wednesday where he reminded his followers what the developer was best known for. He continued by saying “we pray for the souls” and hoped Hashimoto would “keep making games in heaven.”