GOODBYE WORLD, a game about two game developers, announced for Steam

Written by. Nick Mosier based on the original Japanese article (original article’s publication date: 2021-12-09 22:15 JST)

Japanese solo indie game developer Yo Fujii and publisher Flyhigh Works have officially announced GOODBYE WORLD. The game is scheduled to release on PC (Steam) in 2022.

GOODBYE WORLD is a narrative adventure game that follows the story of two indie game developers named Kanii and Kumade. With Kanii as the programmer and game designer, and Kumade as the graphic designer and scenario writer, the two set out on a new project funded by the profits of their previous title. But Kanii has been in a creative slump and their budget is running thin without a completed game to show for it. In order to overcome their situation, the two reach out to a game publisher and receive a proposal.

Players will go through 12 stages made by Kanii and Kumade in a game within the game, while following the story of the creators. This game within the game is a 2D puzzle platformer with graphics reminiscent of the original Game Boy. The story is made up of 13 chapters and looks to be a linear progression without multiple endings.

Yo Fujii is a game developer who worked at CyberConnect2 until March of this year. Up to this point, they have released two free games titled 206 and HorrorHouse.

In this tweet below, which was posted in July of this year, there’s an image of a character that looks like Kanii. At the time, Yo Fujii said, “I’m making a game that probably won’t be understood even if you play it.” Perhaps that project has become GOODBYE WORLD.

Tweet Translation:
I’m making a game that people probably won’t understand even if they play it. For those interested, I’d appreciate it if you help spread the word and show support. It probably won’t be understood, so if I release it, the reviews will likely be rough.