Downwell creator Ojiro "Moppin" Fumoto announced that he has joined Nintendo.
任天堂に就職しました！がんばるぞ〜— もっぴん (@moppppin) January 23, 2018
In a tweet, Fumoto wrote in Japanese that he started working at Nintendo. Previously he developed the indie hit Downwell, which first came out on iOS back in 2015. It has since been released on other platforms like PlayStation 4 and Vita in 2016. Downwell is exactly what it says on the tin, with the player controlling a character that is going down a well, while destroying enemies and obstacles with their gun shoes.
Fumoto actually started making Downwell while studying opera singing at the Tokyo University of the Arts. However, Fumoto switched paths and decided to pursue game development, teaching himself through online tutorials. Based on Downwell itself, I say Fumoto is a rather good hire by Nintendo.
No word yet on what Fumoto will be working on or what role he'll be taking at Nintendo.