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Keiji Inafune

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"Keiji Inafune: Mighty No. 9 Game Demonstration"
Stage Presentation #109
8.29.2015 4:15pm-5:00pm 45 mins
Location: Brooklyn Expo Main Stage

"Mighty No. 9, Keiji Inafune & Kickstarter"
Panel #2001
8.30.2015 10:00am-11:00am 60 mins
Location: Verboten

Autographs 1 #206
8.29.2015 5:00pm-5:45pm 45 mins
Location: Brooklyn Expo Autographs

Autographs 2 #804
8.30.2015 3:00pm-4:00pm 60 mins
Location: Brooklyn Expo Autographs

Keiji Inafune in the Games Area #207
8.29.2015 5:45pm-6:30pm 45 mins
Location: Brooklyn Expo (Exhibitor Booth 7004)


Keiji Inafune is considered by many to be one of the world’s leading authorities on video game concept development and design. He has been named one of the top 10 game creators in the world by Gametrailers.com and has authored several books. Inafune was employed at CAPCOM for 23 years where he was the former Global Head of Production and Head of Research & Development and Head of the Online Development Division. Inafune’s games generated large sales for CAPCOM over the years and included such blockbuster hit series as Mega Man, Resident Evil, Onimusha, Street Fighter, Lost Planet and Dead Rising. Inafune was directly involved in creating over 60 game titles in his career at CAPCOM and was in charge of over 900 employees. Inafune, after leaving CAPCOM, founded comcept Inc., a company dedicated to designing creative concepts. Inafune and comcept Inc. have an extensive network of the industry’s top game designers, developers, artists, engineers and producers to collaborate with. Inafune is also a frequent guest lecturer at industry events including Game Developers Conference.

Inafune graduated from Osaka Designers’ College with a degree in Graphic Design.

≪The Mighty No. 9 Kickstarter Project≫

On August 31st in 2013, Keiji Inafune announced his newest project at Pax Prime 2013: Mighty No. 9. Utilizing the crowdfunding site Kickstarter, a system which enables creators to gather development funds from the public, he was able to meet his initial goal of $900,000 (US) less than 40 hours after the first announcement. Seeing the popularity of this project, it wasn’t long before the first wave of stretch goals were also met. When the funding period closed on October 2nd, together with the PayPal donations he had gathered a total of $4,046,579 (US), becoming the most vastly funded console game since Kickstarter began.

Over 70,000 people participated in the funding of Mighty No. 9 from all around the globe, including North America, South America, the Middle East, Asia, and various other parts of the world.

The success of this crowd-funded project will open a new page in the world of game development.