As part of an in-depth new interview with Gamasutra, Harvest Moon
creator Yasuhiro Wada has been discussing games he would like to make, saying that he'd "love to make [a game like] Spore
", and expressing interest in a game where "new stuff is going to be created again and again".
The Harvest Moon
universe is very well-established, so we asked Wada what kind of game he hopes to make in the future. "I'd love to make Spore
today. In the first place we thought about Osama Monogatari, it was more like Spore
than what it is now. But since we put Kimura-san on it, it kind of diverted from the original concept."
He continued, "Eventually, I'd like to make something like Spore
, where you create something, and from there, new stuff is going to be created again and again and again. In a micro world, like The Sims
for example, you have the city expanding, but you can't see it. But you want to be one of the people living in the city, and to be a part of this growing too.
So how long has Wada had in mind the idea of control from macro to micro? "Since I started working in video games," he said. "Harvest Moon
was actually a part of this idea."
And is it something he feels can still be done now? Replied Wada, "I think you can do it now; machines specifications are getting better, graphics are getting better, and space is getting bigger too. For a small calculation, you should be able to make that too. It will be one day, that we are able to make this game."
You can now read Gamasutra's complete interview
with Yasuhiro Wada, which discusses the Marvelous development team, the Harvest Moon
series, and the casual games market (no reg. required, please feel free to link to this feature from other websites).