Rez, Child of Eden creator steps back from games development

We can still remember how those musical shooters used to make us smile

Rez and Child of Eden creator Tetsuya Mizuguchi is no longer producing games. Q Entertainment, which Mizuguchi co-founded in 2003, told Eurogamer that he is becoming more of a spokesperson for the company since leaving active production.

Mizuguchi's last game was Child of Eden, a musical shooter which was well-received by critics but sold only 34,000 copies in its release month of June 2011, according to the NPD Group. Q Entertainment director Nobuhiko Shimizu said Mizuguchi has become more involved in academia since its release, though he retains an active role at the company.

Q Entertainment's most recent game, Lumines Electronic Symphony, was led by producer James Mielke who has since left the company. Mizuguchi said the company is looking to continue its musical focus in a new genre.

"We are now thinking about combining music games with card-battle games," Shimizu said. "We now have several productions to develop that kind of game."