The More-Or-Less Completely Inaccurate Origin Of Sonic The Hedgehog

"A hedgehog." "Really?" "Yeah, yeah, a hedgehog." "But hedgehogs are really slow." "They don't have to be." "I'm listening..." Beasts Comedy's hilarious reenactment of the birth of Sonic the Hedgehog seems pretty spot-on to me. » 3/03/14 2:30pm 3/03/14 2:30pm

Discoverer Is An Unreal Engine Powered iPhone Game from the ex-Sonic…

Former Sonic Team lead Yuji Naka and his Prope studio aren't solely focused on bringing new fishing games to the Wii. They have plenty of iPhone and iPad projects under their belt, including the newly released, Unreal-powered Discoverer. » 7/05/11 9:30pm 7/05/11 9:30pm

Ex-Sonic the Hedgehog, NiGHTS Creator Now Has His Own Fishing Game

Yuji Naka, former head of Sonic Team where he was responsible for many Sonic the Hedgehog games, hasn't given up on the Wii. He has a new fishing game, Family Fishing, in the works, complete with its own unique controller. » 7/01/11 4:40pm 7/01/11 4:40pm

Every NiGHTS Fan Should See Cirque du Soleil's Mystère

Why? It's the inspiration for Saturn classic NiGHTS Into Dreams, according to the game's creator Yuji Naka, who tells you everything you've ever wanted to know about the cult Sega hit in a new interview. » 7/13/10 11:30pm 7/13/10 11:30pm

What Is Ivy The Kiwi? A New Game With A Sonic The Hedgehog Pedigree

Former Sonic the Hedgehog producer Yuji Naka has moved on from Sega to Prope, with his latest creation, Ivy the Kiwi?, coming to the Wii and Nintendo DS this summer, courtesy of XSEED. » 5/03/10 5:40pm 5/03/10 5:40pm

Let's Tap Review: Rhythm Limbo

When former Sonic Team lead Yuji Naka left Sega to form the semi-independent Prope, he said the studio would focus on "original entertainment." Prope's first major release, Let's Tap, is certainly original, packing five multiplayer focused mini-games into one title. » 6/24/09 6:40pm 6/24/09 6:40pm

Sonic Creator Welcomes Your Boring Sonic Questions

Try asking Harrison Ford about Han Solo, and you'll only get dirty looks. But ask Sonic programmer Yuji Naka (pictured) about working on Sonic the Hedgehog, and he'll gladly cooperate... » 2/09/09 7:00am 2/09/09 7:00am

Yuji Naka Wanted Sega To Stay In The Hardware Biz

Former Sonic Team head honcho Yuji Naka is a Dreamcast fanboy. And he was very much against Sega's decision to bail on the hardware business, to kill off the Dreamcast, he says in a new interview. » 2/04/09 6:40pm 2/04/09 6:40pm

Yuji Naka Explains Why He Left Sega, Created Let's Tap

When Sonic the Hedgehog programmer and Nights creator Yuji Naka left Sega, we expected big things from his Prope studio. We got Let's Tap instead. So why'd you leave Sega again, Mr. Naka? » 12/29/08 9:00pm 12/29/08 9:00pm

Let's Tap Doesn't Knock Out Big Sales In Japan

Japan let's mehs Let's Tap. During its launch, the penguin-playable game shifted a mere 5,400 copies. The game was developed by Yuji Naka, former lead programmer of Sonic The Hedgehog. » 12/26/08 5:00am 12/26/08 5:00am

Prope's Penguin Game Is "Let's Tap"

At today's Nintendo press conference, the game that former Sonic developer Yuji Naka is making was shown. Dubbed Let's Tap » 10/02/08 8:00am 10/02/08 8:00am, there are some screenshots, and it looks like a bunch of mini-games. Apparently mini-games that a . Guess we'll find out more. All in good time, all in good time. [SEGA]

Sonic Developer Launches New Game Website

You can take Yuji Naka outta SEGA, but not the SEGA outta Yuji Naka. One of the devs behind Sonic the Hedgehog, Yuji Naka has since left the company to start up his own entity, PROPE. We haven't heard much about PROPE or Naka recently other than McWhertor running into him » 9/22/08 8:40am 9/22/08 8:40am last year at E for All. That is, until now. A…

Storytime With Peter Moore - F*** You, Yuji Naka

Back before he was heading up EA Sports or getting tatted up in the name of the Xbox 360, Peter Moore was a part Sega during a time when their shiny new Dreamcast console was floundering in the marketplace. When your core business is dying, tense situations are bound to crop up. In an interview with Esquire magazine,… » 9/05/08 1:40pm 9/05/08 1:40pm