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Square, twenty years ago

January 9th, 2011 by Tony Garsow

Final Fantasy founder Hironobu Sakaguchi updated his official Mistwalker blog with an old company photo at Square which he guesses was taken around the development of Final Fantasy III. That’d date this photo at around 1989 or 1990, over twenty years ago. Sakaguchi, the only moustached Square representative is seen on the top row off to the right with a white shirt. Nobuo Uematsu is seen on the top row to the center-left with his arms crossed. Sakaguchi comments that everyone in those days had a unique personality and vision, but they were all able to collaborate on the games they created. For their main titles such as Final Fantasy, Sakaguchi comments that their efforts were like “steadily dripping drops of water to fill a pond”.

■ View Square’s company photo.
■ Hironobu Sakaguchi’s Mistwalker blog.

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