The site for Vanillaware and Dimple's bizarre zookeeping game Kumatanchi
has opened, though it currently offers absolutely nothing other than guest wallpaper. Eventually, it'll have an introduction to both the game system and the setting, and ... probably more wallpaper.
Last week, Zepy of Canned Dogs uncovered
the reason that Vanillaware, best known for sidescrolling RPGs like Odin Sphere
and Princess Crown
would veer off into a game about little girls with animal ears, and it's pretty interesting. One of their staff artists makes amateur doujin
games, like Habanero-tan House
(which looks like Kumatanchi
in his spare time with a group called Ashinaga Ojisan
. Somehow, Vanillaware decided to work with the group on a DS game.
It's not uncommon for an amateur-made game to become a console release -- Melty Blood
comes to mind, as does ABA Games' TUMIKI Fighters
. But since this is being done professionally in collaboration with Vanillaware, Kumatanchi