Former WayForward Team Goes Solo With New Studio, Yacht Club Games

Nintendo systems on the agenda

WayForward Technologies is a studio that, in the opinion of quite a few, has produced some top-notch titles on Nintendo platforms and earned a place as a trusted developer. It's interesting news, in that case, that a team of six from the developer has split off and launched its own studio — Yacht Club Games.

The developer has a stated goal of fusing new and retro sensibilities together, with its team members having worked on some popular WayForward projects over the years. Launched in 2011 but only just announced, we can apparently expect news of game projects soon; we've been told that there are plans to develop for Nintendo systems, in addition to smartphones.

The press release confirming the new studio is below.

Hello World!

It’s with great excitement that we announce the formation of Yacht Club Games: a proudly independent game developer started in 2011 by Sean Velasco and a crew from WayForward. We are a fun-loving bunch of gaming geniuses who have dedicated our lives to video games ever since we saw our first pixels. However, our serious and solemn goal is to make really awesome games that fuse modern and retro game philosophies, and we have the pedigree to prove it! Our team is comprised of top talent that has worked on some amazing titles, including Contra 4, A Boy and His Blob, Thor: God of Thunder, Mighty Milky Way, BloodRayne: Betrayal, and most recently, Double Dragon Neon.

So what are we all about? While our team is synonymous with retro revivals, we want to share our original brand of personality! We want to create fun and challenging gameplay with concise and polished mechanics. We want to both tug at your heartstrings and delight you with levity and charm. We want to make games that you play together with friends and family. Most of all, we want to give everyone the same collective types of game experiences that have defined our generation. It’s such an exciting time to be a fan of games; the industry is experiencing a renaissance and creativity is flourishing. We are so, so excited to develop games that we love, in hopes that you love them too. Let’s make a splash!

The Team
Yacht Club Games

Yacht Club Games can be found online at

We'll keep you posted with news of Yacht Club Games' projects as soon as they're announced.

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