So, there goes 2015…

The busy, inspiring, heartbreaking year that was 2015 is complete.

This year at Dakko Dakko, we…

…brought Scram Kitty to PS4 and Vita, and released a big update, v2.0.

…became VR converts after a truly inspiring GDC.

Crescent Bay

…took a Year Walk on Wii U with our friends at Simogo. Check out the controls!

…made (and shelved) some really neat prototypes (like the one pictured below, which we put on hold earlier in the year).

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And most importantly we began production of our new game (not pictured here, for REASONS 😉 ) which is the craziest, most inventive and most fun game we’ve ever worked on. Details coming soon!

Outside of Dakko Dakko:

Loved: Her Story, Line Wobbler, Splatoon, Fire Emblem: If, Mushroom 11, SPL-T.

Lost: Two beloved cats and a dog, and a genuine hero.

And even though not released this year, continued to play so much Smash Bros. that it has to get a special mention (any excuse to use this screenshot)

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Thanks to everyone who played and made games in 2015. Here’s to a happy, successful, and (most of all) fun 2016!

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Season’s Greetings from Dakko Dakko

Season's Greetings!

Best wishes to all of you for a relaxing holiday and a prosperous 2016!

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Scram Kitty Plush!

Scram Kitty Plush!

I just wanted to post this here, for those people who don’t follow @dakkodakko on twitter. It was made for us especially by the brilliant pocofelts

It’s unfortunately not in production, but maybe if we were ever to do an amiibo…? 😉

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Year Walk 最後の啓示 released in Japan!

We are very proud to have helped bring Simogo‘s Year Walk for Wii U to Japan!

Fully localised to Japanese for the first time, Year Walk 最後の啓示 is being published by Nintendo in their home market. You can see the beautiful, spooky Japanese trailer, below:

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Scram Kitty’s Runbow Cameo

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Have you unlocked Scram Kitty in Runbow yet?

The splendid people at 13AM Games kindly invited us to have Scram Kitty join in their special brand of colourful chaos. How could we resist? If you have a Wii U and you haven’t bought Runbow, you can find it on the eShop, right now.

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Year Walk for Wii U

We’ve been working with our friends at Simogo on a Wii U version of Year Walk! You can read and see all about it here:

http://simogo.com/work/yearwalkwiiu/

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Satoru Iwata, 1959 – 2015

Sometimes this week I have cried because Satoru Iwata’s passing reminded me of my father, who died at the same age in similar circumstances. Sometimes selfishly, I’ve cried that the strongest champion of the principles I hold dear is no longer here to fight for them. Sometimes, it was for the people I have the great pleasure to work with who knew Mr. Iwata personally and who are feeling his loss most acutely. And sometimes it’s out of that all too familiar frustration that cancer can (and does so cruelly often) steal people away when they have so much more to give. But mostly I think, I’ve been crying at the thought of the impossible strength, exerted so privately, that it must have taken to keep going to work in the effort to secure for everyone else a future you privately suspect you will never see. It was a priceless gift to us which we will never be able to repay.

Satoru Iwata’s funeral was held today in Kyoto so I’ll use this as a checkpoint, and will not cry any more. Mr. Iwata never stopped working to ensure he could keep bringing smiles to the faces of as many people as he could reach, even when he would no longer be here to smile along with us. The least I can do is get back to enjoying those smiles.

Thank you, Mr. Iwata.

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