Yuji Naka begins “one person” development after ‘Balan Wonderworld’

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Naka previously said he might retire

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after the release of balan wonderworld Earlier this year, game director and former Sonic team head Yuji Naka announced that he was now working alone to develop a new game.

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News a. comes through Tweet Celebrating its 56th birthday from Naka, after leaving Square Enix following the lackluster release of the 3D platformer balan wonderworld.

He said in the tweet: “Recently I started studying programs again, and I’m making a simple game for smartphone with Unity. It’s not a big deal because it’s made by one person, but the game Programming is fun to create. I hope you can run the app.”


There’s currently no word on what type of game Naka will be making, but his decision to become a solo developer is somewhat surprising as he said he may be retiring following his official departure from Square Enix.

Naka tweeted At the time (June 5): “I retired from Square Enix at the end of April 2021. I can’t talk about the reason right now, but I hope I can talk about it when the time comes. As for activities, I’m 55, so I can retire.”

Balan Wonderworld. credit: Square Enix

This departure was announced after balan wonderworldDisappointing release, told by Naka IGN Last year he had “one chance” of making a platform action game for Square Enix. Since its release in March this year balan wonderworld The average Metacritic score across all platforms is between 36 and 51.

Granthshala Gave the game two stars and said “its admirable artistic vision has been undermined by the systems that power its minute-to-minute gameplay, meaning it’s not worth watching at full cost unless you’re into development.” Don’t be a staunch fan of the team.”


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