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In May 1973, brothers Yuji and Hiroshi Kudo founded an amateur radio shop called CQ Hudson in Sapporo, Japan, which, due to lack of revenue, quickly evolved to sell personal computers and video-game packages. As with many a popular video-game series, Bomberman had its inception in the 1980s. By 1983, Hudson Soft (株式会社ハドソン) had sold over a million copies of Lode Runner, a video-game that turned out to be the precursor of the world-famous Bomberman series.
In 1985, Hudson released Bomberman, an acrade-style strategical where the player has to navigate through a block-based maze, destroying enemies and dead-ends with bombs. After proving to be a commercial success, the game spawned a number of successors and spin-offs building on its original concept.