Kenji Eno's last project to come via crowdfunding, posthumously
A year ago, talented and idiosyncratic game developer Kenji Eno died
before he was able to realize what would become his final idea for a game.
That game is called Kakexun
, and some of his collaborators and friends intend to make it with the help of crowdfunding.
In collaboration with Eno's former companies Fyto and Warp2, developer Kazutoshi Iida -- himself known for cult classics such as Doshin the Giant, Tail of the Sun
, and Aquanaut's Holiday
-- is set to launch a crowdfunding campaign to bring Eno's final game design, Kakexun
, to fruition.
The campaign will launch on March 20; Iida and his collaborators will host a live broadcast on Japanese video service Nicovideo on February 20th from 7 to 9 pm JST to further detail their plans. More details are also available at their official site
Eno was best known for the PlayStation-era game D
, an interactive horror adventure which bore a sequel on the Sega Dreamcast. He also developed Enemy Zero
on the Sega Saturn as well as, most recently, downloadable game You, Me, & the Cubes
for the Wii. To learn more about Eno's contributions to games, you can read Gamasutra's
and Game Developer magazine's
remembrances of him.