Talking to Z_H
Our guest this time is Z_H. He is in his 30s, a bachelor. His job is IT-related. He makes Hitori mainly in nikoli.com. He invented Satogaeri in 2002.
NyanBazWhat kind of games did you play as a child?
NyanBazDid you do puzzles?
NyanBazWhen did you encounter Nikoli puzzles?
NyanBazDid you solve all of them?
NyanBazYou got absorbed in puzzles. You solved several books so you didn't like just one kind of puzzle, did you solve different puzzles?
NyanBazDidn't you yet know Puzzle Communication Nikoli?
NyanBazGreat! It's very difficult to get the second place. Did you solve a lot of puzzles?
NyanBazFrom when did you start to contribute puzzles to Nikoli?
NyanBazWhy did you start to make puzzles?
NyanBazWhat is your favorite puzzle?
NyanBazWhat is it you like about Hitori?
NyanBazMaybe it was you who begun to use the cascade design by two number pairs.
NyanBazIs that a characteristic of yours, to want to do things different from others?
NyanBazYou make a lot Numberlink besides Hitori.
NyanBazPOTS has said that he has made 10,000 Numberlink problems. I also often see your name with Ripple Effect.
NyanBazYou are a rare person, to be the fan from the beginning of Ripple Effect. Are there puzzles you are weak at doing?
NyanBazIt's difficult to express something special with Slitherlink. You want to do things different from other people, so you don't get along with Slitherlink.
NyanBazYou are an all-rounder. When you make a puzzle, what are you careful about?
NyanBazDo you think puzzles are a kind of self expression?
NyanBazDo you want to entertain solvers?
NyanBazWell. You think and you don't think. Your position is unique.
NyanBazDo you get absorbed in anything other than puzzles?
NyanBazIs there something you want to do in the future?
NyanBazGood for your. Now the last question, anything that you want to tell the people solving your puzzles?
NyanBazThank you for an enjoyable conversation today.
Interviewed Oct 2012 Published on Jun 6, 2013