What Is The Father Of MegaTen Doing These Days?

By Spencer . August 27, 2009 . 3:46pm

image “Cozy” Okada left Atlus and formed a new studio called Gaia. His team created Folklore, which Sony published internationally, and its semi-follow up Coded Soul in early 2008. Supposedly, he’s working on Cosmic Walker, a space walking game for the Wii that Nintendo is publishing sometime in the distant future. We haven’t heard or seen anything about Cosmic Walker since Nintendo’s press briefing last fall.

 

So, what is Okada and Gaia doing? The short story is they’re making mahjong games for the iPhone. Gaia just released Welcome to Mahjong Club! 2, a mobile mahjong game with a story mode, survival mode, and free play for fast matches.

 

Gaia started making iPhone games this year. Hexagon Puzzle, a sliding puzzle game with a hexagon board, was their first iPhone title. Pocket Flower – ver. Tulip, a flower growing simulation, came out a few months later. Welcome to Mahjong Club! seems to be doing the best since it just got a sequel.

 

Here’s a look at Okada’s latest works, which are, in a way, step siblings to Shin Megami Tensei.

 

Hexagon Puzzle

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Pocket Flower

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Welcome to Mahjong Club! 2

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  • favel5com

    Any chance of Okada teaming up with Atlus for another Megaten game again? That would be sweet. The guy can do better than making cellphone games.

    • KonradChin

      Megaten on the iPhone would be many kinds of awesome.

  • fuzaku

    What about the guy who wrote the novels the first MegaTen was based on? Isn’t he the biological “Father” of the series? What is he doing these days?

    • discoma

      Probably busy with being a mother/wife. :P

  • rtc

    Have you seen the first Megaten game? Hex puzzles and Mahjong seem like a step up… ;)

    http://www.hardcoregaming101.net/megaten/dds-msx.png

    • jj984jj

      I don’t think he directed the very first game.

  • Ambrose

    Gaia didn’t make Folklore. Game Republic made Folklore. Okada had minor involvement as a creative producer. Moby Games lists Gaia as “development cooperation”, which apparently isn’t all that big a role. His company did, however, make Monster Kingdom: Jewel Summoner for the PSP. At one point, Folklore had “Monster Kingdom” in the title, but they eventually changed it.

    • lostinblue

      yes, I was puzzled by that as well

  • Trotmeister

    Yay. Who needs MegaTen when you got puzzles, mahjongs and gardener simulator at your disposal.

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