The spiritual strength
of para athletes is the essence
of human power and a source
of inspiration for all of us.
Pegasus City is Poised to Take Flight
Hajime TABATA | Game Creator
Turning the Paralympic Games into a video game—this unprecedented endeavor presented many challenges that needed to be overcome. It was not, after all, a typical sports game to tout complex maneuverability. Neither was it a party game to be enjoyed by large gatherings of people. The game needed to reproduce the worldview presented by this enormous sports event, which will be held despite being faced with many challenges. To do so, the game creators needed to break free from the framework of conventional sports games. The Pegasus Dream Tour was released on June 24 as the world’s first official Paralympic video game. I sat down with Hajime Tabata, the game creator who led this project, and the members of his company, JP Games, to ask about some of the episodes behind the game’s development.