2018 – 2019
Bakudan was the first production of Hakono. I initially started this venture with Yang Jie to create games and events for small to large groups, and our first product was a form of portable escape room. The name ‘Bakudan’ means bomb in Japanese, and the game challenges a group of 3-5 players to solve several digital puzzles built into wooden boxes before the timer runs out.
The product was not a sustainable business venture, but it did very well as a showpiece of the skills Yang Jie and I possess and what Hakono is capable of developing. It led to us meeting new people and collaborating in many projects since.