Quite possibly the greatest independent video game of all time, Cave Story has seen a release on just about every platform imaginable. It was originally created and developed by one person, “Pixel” otherwise known as Daisuke Amaya. That’s incredible, I don’t know what else to say about it other than I have the utmost admiration for that. The game was 5 years in production and it has since gone on to become one of the most respected and beloved independent games ever created.
In 2010, I was asked by a top member of the Nintendo WiiWare release development team to create a piece based on the game. I decided to do two: an iconic “hero” piece and a recreation of a moment from the game.
I was pretty freaking excited when I learned that Nintendo of America sent the two pieces as printed canvas art to various reviewers in the media.