Lumines Creator Leaves Q Entertainment For Professor Position At Keio University

By Spencer . October 17, 2012 . 2:38am

imageTetsuya Mizuguchi, the creator of Rez and more recently the Lumines series, left Q Entertainment. Mizuguchi and other ex-Sega staff opened Q Entertainment in 2003 and released Lumines for PSP a year later.


Mizuguchi is now a professor in Keio University’s graduate media design program. CEO Shuji Utsumi added Mizuguchi will also continue to support Q Entertainment as an advisor, but there are no concrete plans with Mizuguchi taking part in any games or synthesia projects.


Q Entertainment’s most recent game is a social romance game called SHINee My Love which features the Korean R&B group. They also released Guardian Hearts Online for PlayStation Vita.

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  • Ben L

    No more good Lumines games? :(

  • That’s actually really cool. His students are in for a real treat. 

    “Fear is the mind killer.”

  • Sad to hear this. I would’ve loved another Rez or Space Channel 5

  • Andrew Austin

     “Man, Professor Mizuguchi is pretty weird;all we do is drop acid and listen to electronica in his class”

  • HassanJamal

    Oh man, I hope this doesnt mean theres no more lumines. Loved the vita version, despite it lacking some great features from the psp version.

  • malek86

    I’ll be disappointed if he doesn’t teach his students about creation and the state of art.

  • SirRichard

    I wish those classes would play out as trippy as his work, media design could do with a bunch of newcomers who get stoned and vibrate in place to electronic music.

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