It’s hard to stay on top of your game for decades unless you are Final fantasy Creator of the Hironobu Sakaguchi series. The two parts of his groundbreaking RPG Mistwalker Fantastic launched on Apple Arcade last year with great reception from critics and fans (those who own an Apple device, anyway). Lately he’s been resting by sharing his plowing trip through Final Fantasy XIV on Twitter, but today he surprised fans with something else. Hironobu Sakaguchi shared an art image from a “dot-art project” he “gave up”, apparently an RPG with Octopath traveler– HD-2D pixel art style, and it has a frog as its main character. The image of this aborted pixel art frog hero project was submitted by up Sakaguchi as a computer wallpaper for 2022.
A dot-art project that I abandoned.
The main character is of course a frog.
You can use it as a wallpaper for 2022. pic.twitter.com/qaTK7d6H2V
– ???? (@auuo) January 2, 2022
It’s not clear if this was a full-fledged video game that Sakaguchi was prototyping in HD-2D or if it was just a weird little art project that he picked as a pass. time. What is it’s clear that he still has a lot of affection for Frog – and apparently Robo too – from the trigger of a stopwatch, another masterpiece he developed at Square. It’s a shame that this random image may be all we ever hear from the project. Yet if Final fantasy creator and the trigger of a stopwatch Designer Hironobu Sakaguchi had to declare to the world that he wanted to make a new pixel art frog hero RPG, I have to imagine someone would be interested in releasing it for him.