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Yuji Naka's Prope dev studio is now just a one-man team

In the video game world, Prope might not be a household name, but it was created by a person many know. Sonic creator Yuji Naka started up Prope back in 2006, and had high hopes for the independent developer. The company did work on a number of Wii, DS, and 3DS projects over the years. They even worked directly with Nintendo on StreetPass Mansion and StreetPass Fishing. That was quite some time ago though, and many have been wondering what's going on with Prope.

Unfortunately, it seems things are pretty much all wrapped up for the company. None other than Yuji Naka took to Twitter to explain Prope's current situation.

“...Prope in April 2017 underwent a downsizing and became a one-man company. Buddy Monster, which reaches its seventh year in June this year, is being taken care of by the company running the game.

If it’s alright with you, it would make me happy if you were to play Prope’s apps and 3DS’ Streetpass Mii Plaza’s Monster Mansion and Ultimate Angler, and the game which I helped program partially for the first time in around 20 years, Legend of Coin."

It seems Naka's focus is elsewhere now, and Prope simply exists as a name and a single person. That all but assures a closure sometime in the near future.

Categories: Consoles, Portables
Tags: ds, wii, 3ds

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I liked Fishing Resort for the Wii so much, it became my #1 favorite fishing game. A larger, much-improved sequel never came, and now I'm sad.

Yuji Naka joined Square Enix not too long ago, so it’s curious what he’s going to be doing there.

My hopes for an Ivy the Kiwi? sequel don't look good then....

Sad state of affairs, I remember hearing the announcement when Prope was first created and it being big news at the time.

I enjoyed the Monster Mansion Street Pass game (actually beat all 50 levels), though if I'm honest that's the only Prope title that I played next to Ivy the Kiwi on iOS.

All the best to the last man standing.

Man...this makes me all the more worried for many devs.

Like will Treasure, Game Arts, Inti-Creates and Wayforward end up with the same fate?

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