New project announced for the 55th anniversary
Sonic the hedgehog Co-creator Yuji Naka has announced that he is currently developing his own mobile game, the legendary developer’s first project since leaving Square Enix in April 2021.
Speak in a tweet Celebrating his 55th birthday, Naka noted that he was studying modern programming methods, including Unity, with the goal of creating a new mobile title, which would be the first fully independent version of Naka’s career in many years. While Naka’s career includes stellar franchises such as Sonic the hedgehog, Phantasy Star, and Nights, his last release, The wonderful world of Balan was a major disappointment, both critically and in sales – though it still caught Naka’s eye for colorful, fantastical worlds and characters.
Despite the failure of The wonderful world of Balan, Naka has already proven time and time again his ability to create fun, engaging and highly creative game worlds. Even at 55, the industry veteran clearly feels he has more to offer the industry, and it will be interesting to see what future projects emerge from Naka’s research in the indie game development world. modern.
“That’s okay because it’s created by one person,” Naka said of his new mobile game. “But programming to make games is fun. Hope you can play the app.