You may recall Kazuma Kujo, creator of the cult hit Disaster Report and Steambot Chronicles, left Irem. He’s now a co-founder of Granzella and the Kanazawa-based developer is about to release their first project.
Great Edo of Nippon is an Edo-era PlayStation Home lounge. The virtual space has a shop with kimonos, samurai clothes, and hairstyles from the period. Granzella opened the lounge in Japan today. They plan to bring the lounge to Europe and North America at a later date.
Granzella plans on producing games for a worldwide audience too. What kind of games? According to their company’s concept page:
– Controversial games
– Games that strongly interest people, even if they have some weaknesses.
– Games in which players can reflect their own feelings, instead of games for which players have no choices and have to follow predetermined rules and paths.
– Games and experiences that give excitement to both players and creators at the same time.
– Games that are a great alternative when main stream games and entertainment start to lose their appeal.