The lead designer of the cherished retro RPG Mother series has embarked on an entirely different project.
Polygon reports that Shigesato Itoi has just launched Dokonoko, which is a photo creation tool designed specifically for use with pets. ‘Instagram for pets' is how the site describes it, and looking at the app you can see why.
The app has other purposes, too, such as collecting geo data on missing or stray animals, although for the time being these functions are limited to Japan. There is at least English language support.
Of particular note is the end user agreement, which asks that people agree to ‘protect their pets and keep them healthy', ‘care for all animal equally and properly' and ‘do all they can to help animals in need'.
The iOS version is out now, with an Android release to follow.