Ojiro "Moppin" Fumoto - best known for the award-winning mobile title Downwell - has joined Nintendo.
Fumoto made the announcement via his Twitter account, and his profile now features the text "Downwell / Nintendo".
While "serious" gamers often look down on smartphone titles, Downwell is one of those rare cases of a mobile game being really good. Despite its simple controls, it delivers one of the most intense and challenging gameplay experiences you can have on a smartphone, and boasts some striking pixel visuals which call to mind the twitch arcade classics of yesteryear. It's since been ported to Windows, PS4 and PS Vita.
This (very roughly) translates as:
I got a job on the Nintendo DS! I'll do my best to
It will be interesting to see how Nintendo uses Fumoto's unique talents, and it's good to know that the company is hiring such fresh talent.
Welcome aboard, Moppin!