Oninaki is the latest game from Tokyo RPG Factory, and this one has the player traveling between the world of the living and world of the dead. In an interview with Siliconera, Director Atsushi Hashimoto reveals how the team arrived at that idea.
“Going in order, we first had the idea of going between two worlds. It started off jokingly as going between the worlds of I Am Setsuna and Lost Sphear, but swapping through worlds as the story progresses was genuinely interesting. And so when it came to the game theme, it sorted flowed into discussing, “Hey, wouldn’t the theme of life and death fit into this system? If we have to go back and forth, then how about a theme of reincarnation?”