Yuji Naka is a Japanese video game programmer, designer, and producer, who programmed the first Sonic the Hedgehog game in 1991. Alongside Naka, Naoto Ohshima created the characters (including Sonic) and is now the character designer of Balan Wonderworld.
Involvement on Balan Wonderworld
Naka began working with Square Enix on January 1, 2018 and ended work on April 30th, 2021 (1). He founded Balan Company alongside Naoto Oshima. In Balan Wonderworld's credits, he is credited as the director.
- Yuji Naka was given one chance to create an action-platformer game (2).
- This might be a reason on why he left Square Enix, but it remains unknown if this was his or Square Enix's decision (1).
- Wikipedia:Yuji Naka
(Source for abridged information, includes a list with all of his work)
- Official Facebook Page
- Official Twitter Page
- IGN Article around Yuji Naka's leaving (from Square Enix.)(1)
- IGN Article about Balan Wonderworld's features discussed by Yuji Naka.(2)