One of the key creators of the Sonic the Hedgehog series, programmer extraordinaire and former long-term head of Sonic Team, Yuji Naka turns 50 on September 17. One minute for each ten years seems fair.
"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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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?
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.
At today's Nintendo press conference, the game that former Sonic developer Yuji Naka is making was shown. Dubbed Let's Tap, there are some screenshots, and it looks like a bunch of mini-games. Apparently mini-games that a penguin can even play. Guess we'll find out more. All in good time, all in good time. Let's Tap…
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 last year at E for All. That is, until now. A…
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,…