Moppin is Ojiro Fumoto, who began developing games in 2015 and whose raw talent led him to create the breakout indie smash hit DOWNWELL, published by Devolver Digital, that same year. Ojiro was hired by Nintendo and worked there throughout most of 2018, then left the company to return to his roots as an independent videogame developer.
When Special Reserve Games and Ojiro began creating a limited-run, collectible release of DOWNWELL, we talked to Ojiro about how to best augment DOWNWELL’s unique gameplay through a physical edition. For the Nintendo Switch version, decided to include a Fangamer Flip Grip, which allows players to rotate the Switch screen vertically for what Ojiro says “might just be the best way to play the game.”
We talked to Ojiro about his journey down the well of inspiration for DOWNWELL and working with SRG to create the best possible gaming experience for fans.