Before he was making games about historical pinball battles
and sarcastic fish monsters
, Vivarium's Yoot Saito created a skyscraper-building game called SimTower.
He put the same kind of quirky, bizarre charm into what seems like a run-of-the-mill Sim
game as he did Seaman
, leading to a game in which you can read every resident's thoughts as they ride elevators.
Saito followed SimTower
with a PC sequel called Yoot Tower,
and a Game Boy Advance version called The Tower SP
that, sadly, didn't get released until 2006. Now, according to a blog post, he's working on a version for a current
system -- the DS. The Tower
's vertical orientation is a perfect match for the DS's unique aspect ratio, we think. He's hoping to have the game out before summer.