Pixel Working On An RPG

By: Brandon McCartin (BMcC)

On: July 27th, 2007

Bwha?!  An RPG?!

According to Shih Tzu (indie gaming’s ambassador to the East), Pixel has mentioned on his BBS that he’s interested in making an RPG. More than that — he’s already begun preliminary work on it!

“I’d always steered away from working on an RPG, but now that I think I’ve finally got the requisite know-how, I’ve decided to give it a shot,” the famously modest developer says. “But already it’s more of a challenge than ”http://hp.vector.co.jp/authors/VA022293/storehouse.html" title=“Some stuff Pixel’s done before” >anything I’ve done before…"

There aren’t any details on the game itself yet, except that Pixel “would like to avoid anything too large-scale, yet still make it fun to play… somehow.” He goes on to apologize in advance if he never finishes it. (Aw, we’d still love you, Pixel!)

Well, I’m pretty excited! How about you?

Also: Any updates, Shih Tzu?

(Source: Shih Tzu)

  • Melly

    I love Pixel’s pixel work.

    And people had better not keep their hopes way too high, because if they do and Pixel discontinues this project (as he has all the right to, considering it’s all his work and he’ll probably make it freeware again), it’ll piss me off to see all the fanboys flaming all over the place with their cries of “Dhurr, Pixel not give RPG!! Pixel make caveboy sad!!”

    Feel free to laugh at my worthless attempt at comedy.

  • http://www.rey-o.com rey-o

    well, thats pretty friggin’ rad.

    considering that cavestory took him a couple years to finish, i wonder how long an rpg would take.

    but still!

  • Kyoufu Kawa

    Oh hell yes!

  • King-N

    I’m exited!

  • merkwuerdigich

    I’m itching all over!

  • CheeseburgerWithoutCheese

    but the question is, when is it going to be translated into english?

  • BoboDaHobo

    @ rey-o:
    I don’t even want to think how long it may take to develop!

    @ CheeseburgerWithoutCheese:
    …good point >.< I'm quite excited for this one now, but terrified of how long the wait may be for it...

  • http://isadorblog.blogspot.com Isador21

    I WANT!
    Seriously, the only part of Cave Story I liked was the storyline …
    but a RPG O_O

  • Shih Tzu

    Haha, ambassador to the East? Thanks, but it’s more of an embassy — don’t forget Ian Kelley (La Mulana), ufo_z (Shine Shine Galaxy, Cave Story PSP), and the large teams of translators for Narcissu and other visual novels, among others.

    There isn’t really any other news — in fact, he hasn’t said enough to indicate whether he’s started planning it or whether it’s just in the stage of “yeah, I think I’d like to do an RPG next”. I guess the only other piece of news is that he’s indicated interest in developing an English version, so that’s good.

  • Shih Tzu

    Oh, and speaking of English versions of things, expect something minor but cool in a day or two.

  • Ilia Chentsov

    >considering that cavestory took him a couple years to finish

    More like five, if I remember right.

  • Optrirominiluikus

    I still can’t decide if I love Kenta och Pixel better… but as soon as one of them makes an RPG I’ll know ^_^

  • Optrirominiluikus

    och = or

    anywho, I can worship two japanese freeware gods at once, i’m sure none of them mind ^_^