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TGS Exclusive: Yuji Naka's Prope Making a   Sonic -Like Action Game
TGS Exclusive: Yuji Naka's Prope Making a Sonic-Like Action Game Exclusive
October 9, 2008 | By Brandon Sheffield

Famed Sonic the Hedgehog creator and programmer Yuji Naka's new studio, Prope, has finally announced its first two titles, Letís Tap! and Letís Catch! -- but it seems the studio has something more complex in the works.

"At Prope," Naka told Gamasutra, "weíre actually planning on making a game like Sonic right now. We want to keep trying to make various kinds of games."

When asked for clarification, specifically whether Prope is actively making a character-based action title, Naka replied, "Yes, thatís what weíre making now."

Letís Tap!, which was playable on the TGS expo floor, is a rhythm title where players jostle the Wii remote in time to on-screen events -- disturbing the surface it's on rather than actually shaking it -- and has an extremely simple interface and concept.

So while it's not focusing exclusively on simple games, Prope, which is now a studio of 40 people, has touted Letís Tap! on its official website as a "game even a penguin could play."

A longer interview with Yuji Naka will be available on Gamasutra at a later date, covering the origins of the Letís Tap! project, Nakaís reasons for leaving Sega, and Japanís fascination with penguins.

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