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- Orginal Game
Its article in Wikipedia is here (Google translation).
The original game is a free game made by an ordinary internet user “Sankaku Onigiri(三角おにぎり)” and his son “Tomo chan(ともちゃん)”(he was 3rd grade at that time). And its official name is “The House of the Curse (episode 1)”(呪いの館 第一話).
it was released on Vector, Japanese free&share ware web site, in 21st of July, 1996.
However, nobody had noticed its strangeness and epicness till the start of 2008. And to make matters worse, original game itself had been stopped releasing on public several years before.
This meme’s trigger is its playing video posted to NND on 2nd of January, 2008.
I found a chaotic game when I was sorting out my old HDD
Every watcher was knocked out its strangeness and epicness.
This info page on NND says that this video scored 1 million page views at 11th of May, 2008. And now its page views are over 1.8 million.
The points of this game loved by many NND users are its extreme difficulty, player character’s strange jumping and crouching pose, and its epic death cry “イ゛ェアアアア！”.
- I can’t get suitable spelling for this cry in English. So, I leave it to you :)
And its player character soon became to be called “Hiroshi” because he is look like Hiroshi Nohara from Crayon Shin-chan.
At the next day, 3rd of January 2008, the first MADs was posted to NND.
As you know, it’s a crossover MAD with “Marisa stole the precious thing”.
Then, many MADs and parodies were increased rapidly.
To say in addtion, Japanese students’ new year break are nearly 1week. So, it was lucky for this meme’s exploding that many NND users had enough time to make MADs and parodies quickly just at that time.
And, fortunately, original game data was reproduced on the web by some users effort.
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The house of the Curse @ Wiki
This game is “episode 1”. But Sankakuonigiri and his son have not released its sequel yet.
So, some of fanatics made their original sequels by themselves.
The House of the Curse (RC)
It was made by users at this game’s thread on “Doujin game” board in 2channel.
The House of the Curse (EX)
This was made by another user and was added extra effect and new actions. This version is sometimes called “Hiroshi May Cry”. Of course, this is pun for Hiroshi and “Devil May Cry”.
Both of them were made in January 2008. So, their creating speed and motivation were so high and positive at that time.
- Appearance on TV show
In November 2008, The net star! (Google translation) ,Japanese monthly midnight TV show, introduced this game’s playing movie and praised its epicness. And February 2010, this show interviewed this game’s author “Sankakuonigiri” with e-mail.
From this interview, it revealed that he was 39 when he made the game. he had no skill to create a game. But by inspired by “Alone In The Dark” which was released on 3DO real, he decided to create a survival horror computer game like that. However, he gave up making “episode 2” because his son became not playing with him.
And by this interview, he noticed the exploding of his game’s popularity on the internet. He said “All what I want to say for this situation is イﾞェアアアアアアアアアアア”.
Furthermore, he reopened his game’s page on Vector and updated the game for recent OS.
Now 2010, he is 53 and a officer of accounting and finance department on a enterprise and his son, “Tomo chan”, is 22 and is a public servant.