Steambot Chronicles Creator Leaves Irem, Forms Granzella

By Spencer . May 25, 2011 . 1:23am

imageKazuma Kujo was one of Irem’s lead designers. He created R-Type Final, worked on the Disaster Report games, and made Steambot Chronicles. He’s still in Ishikawa prefecture, but is not at Irem.


Kujo left to form his Granzella. This company will plan, design, and sell consumer video games, but no titles have been announced at this time.


Granzella was formed in April of this year. Right before, Irem apologized about canceling Steambot Chronicles 2. PachiPara Slot: Pachi-Slot Super Beach Story in Okinawa comes out for PSP on Thursday.

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  • Can he take the Steambot Chronicles IP with him? I don’t think Irem is using it.

    • I hope so, but still, i don’t think that will happen, anyhow, as i’ve seen with his games (and now with that website), i imagine they will all have a close style to each other…

      Anyway, i wouldnt be surprised if he left because of Irem cancelling his 2 games, or at least just steambot when it wasn’t necessary, im sure it wasn’t his desition.

  • landlock

    I guess he was fed up of them cancelling all there titles for no reason after all his work.

  • Kirbysuperstar2

    I wanted DR4 and SBC2. Damn it all.

  • PrinceHeir

    hopefully he makes games that are similar to Disaster Report and Steam Bot :D

  • JustaGenericUser

    I hope this means he can uncancel some of his games in the future.

  • theworldofnoboundries

    I believe he won’t get to use the SC IP anymore as the company woud let someone that have already left their company to still use some IP that the company had relation with.

    We can just hope he will be able to create new IP that will make the company to give him back the right to create SC2(Probably almost the same case with Sega with Arc System Works)

  • Xeahnort

    I wish him the best of luck and I hope that someday we could see another great IP

  • Looking forward to what they will announce.  ^_^

  • Code

    rohnoz, but I like both him and Irem omo; this is one of those splits where I feel like Irem is losing out a major part of there team T_T’ Hopefully he’ll go on to do interesting new things though owo; and hopefully Irem puts out a new shmup >w<'

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