Ojiro Fumoto received the chance of a lifetime and was the envy of independent developers after being given the opportunity to work at Nintendo after his hit smartphone game Downwell took off. However, he has announced on Twitter that he has left the Kyoto-based company to focus on indie games again. Fumoto says that he will be busy this year working on a new project which he hopes will inspire fans.
I was working at Nintendo for most of 2018 but I quit at the end of the year to pursue being an indie dev again. Working there was an incredible experience but ultimately I found my passion to simply be making a thing I want to make. So yeah, I’ll get working on that this year!