Former Conker's Bad Fur Day Project Leader Plans Wii U Development
Posted by Thomas Whitehead
Through his aptly named studio, Gory Detail
Christopher Seavor may not be an immediately recognisable name, but he was the project leader and widely-acknowledged creator of iconic Nintendo 64 title Conker's Bad Fur Day; it was a game famous for its poor taste and crude humour. Seavor's also voiced a fair number of characters and has credits on titles such as Super Smash Bros. Melee, but in recent times departed from Rare and started his own small game development studio, Gory Detail.
To date the studio has been focused on smartphone titles, but Seavor tweeted a strong hint that his team is planning some Wii U projects later this year.
.....WiiU devkits ain't cheap and it's lookin likely @GoryDetail is gonna need 3 at some point this year (that's top secret btw) heh!— Christopher Seavor (@conkerhimself) May 25, 2013
The developer naturally received a number of replies, including some asking for his perspective on the Wii U as a system to date. As we've heard from various figures in the industry, key games are considered a major priority.
@Jonoridge Certainly its potential has been poorly communicated. Just needs that one killer app. Zelda maybe ? We'll see soon is my guess.— Christopher Seavor (@conkerhimself) May 26, 2013
Seavor has been careful to remind tweeters that he was hinting at the future, while current projects for the studio remain focused on smartphones. It's another developer expressing an interest in the system however, which can only be considered a good thing.