Downwell designer leaves Nintendo to return to the indie scene

Back to the trenches

The designer of successful and rated indie title Downwell has left what some would consider a dream job at Nintendo in order to pursue working on new games within the indie scene.

Ojiro Fumoto joined the mighty Japanese developer/publisher about a year ago, working with the studio for the majority of 2018. However, in a tweet released just yesterday, Fumoto revealed that they had left the company in order to return to the homespun indie scene and continue creating new games.

“Working there was an incredible experience,” says Fumoto in the tweet, which you can see below. “But ultimately I found my passion to simply be making a thing I want to make.” A very bold move, but an admirable one. You gotta admire that passion. Fumoto also makes mention of getting straight to work on a new game for 2019.

Downwell is available now on PS4, PS Vita, PC and Android and iOS devices.

Chris Moyse
Senior Editor - Chris has been playing video games since the 1980s and writing about them since the 1880s. Graduated from Galaxy High with honors. Twitter: @ChrisxMoyse