Award-winning Works

Digital Art  [Interactive Art]  Division

DRAGON QUEST VII-Warrior of Edden-
© ArmerProject/BirdStudio/HartBeat
/Enix 2000
Grand Prize

DRAGON QUEST VII-Warrior of Edden-

Package Soft

Artist :Yuji Horii [Game design &
Scenario Direction]
Koichi Sugiyama [Music Compose]
Akira Toriyama [Charactor Design]
Manabu Yamana [Program Direction]
Shintaro Majima [Art Direction]
[DRAGON QUEST VII Development Team Representative]



Yuji Horii


Born in Awajishima, Hyogo Prefecture in 1954. Graduate of Waseda University's Department of Literature. Worked as a freelance writer for magazines, newspapers and comics. Winning a prize at the ENIX sponsored "Game Programming Contest" gave him the motivation to try to become a game designer. His most famous works are "Dragon Quest" Series, "Portpia Renzoku Satsujin Jiken" series and "Itadaki Street" series.


When I was young, I dreamed of becoming a cartoonist. I loved stories. I was 27 when I first started using computers and I was drawn in by the interactivity. I thought it would be a great storytelling device. That's where it all began. Computers are, in some ways, like paper. You can write novels on a computer. You can draw cartoons, write poetry, keep a diary, even work on a puzzle. The one thing that is missing from other media is interactivity. I won't be long before computer based works are recognized as expressions of true literature. (Yuji Horii)

Reason for Award

Many gamers have been eagerly awaiting the release of Dragon Quest VII. With record-breaking sales, it has become the definitive game software of the year. This game is engaging without depending on a high degree of realism. The story that this game is based on is well refined and artfully executed. Dragon Quest VII is a reaffirmation of what role playing games are all about. BACK