Hidetaka Suehiro, more commonly known as Swery65, is returning to game development as part of a new studio called While Owls Inc. After stepping away from game development in late 2015 due to health issues leaving his company Access Games where he made Deadly Premonition and D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die.
White Owls Inc. was started on the 1st November 2016 and is based in Osaka, Japan. The company slogan is “From Osaka to all of YOU around the World.”
In his Greeting from the CEO message, Swery65 explains how the new studio is looking to create completely unique things that no one has ever seen before. He goes on to explain the meaning of White Owls.
Deep meaning exists in the name ‘White Owls.’
In Ancient Greece, owls were called sages of the forest, and thought to be servants of Athena (Minerva), the goddess of wisdom.
Their eyes can pierce the darkness, and their ears can hear sound in 3D. Their wings allow them to silently catch their prey, and their powerful claws can effortlessly tear through even the toughest of bodies. There is also an Albino species of owl clad in sheer white fur which possesses an especially mystical quality.
We at White Owls hope to keep growing until we can someday evolve into a similar type of mystical entity.
We’ve only barely taken our first breath, but we hope you’ll keep an eye on us as we embark along our journey.
Jan. 16, 2017
For more on White Owl Inc. check out their official website.
Suehiro’s games are usually pretty out there but ones we tend to enjoy, so we look forward to seeing what White Owls come up with.