A Game from the 90s Future

Border Break: play online – with school-skipping kids during the day or with family-shirking salarymen at night.

That scent of truancy – borrowed time – lends this game its forlorn nostalgia. I can feel the countless wasted nights, even though they're not my own. They feel like they happened 20 years ago.

This is the future we thought would happen while we played 16-bit Sega and Nintendo.

Photographer and writer covering Tokyo arcade life – the videogames, the metropolis and the people