Some great news today with the announcement that lovable game dev Swery65 (Hidetaka Suehiro) has launched his own development studio, White Owls, with the slogan “From Osaka to all of YOU around the World.” It looks like he’ll be using White Owls to produce more than just games — he mentions a mystery novel here — and that makes me happy.
Swery65 (aka Hidetaka Suehiro) is a well-loved game designer (Deadly Premonitions) who has recently returned to his family roots of being a monk. What I didn’t know was the massive tattoo work he’s had done, which he reveals in this Instagram post. Read more about it in this Eurogamer post.
Update: Well, color me embarrassed. The full body “tattoo” you see in the photo was actually done through body painting, done for the shoot. It’s still an impressive piece of work.