WayForward Technologies

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WayForward Technologies
Founded: 1990
Headquarters: Valencia, California, United States

WayForward Technologies is an American independent video game developer based in Valencia, California and founded in 1990 by technology entrepreneur Voldi Way, following on from a company that originally developed software for sheet metal fabrication.[1]


The company got their start by developing games for consoles such as the Super NES and the Sega Mega Drive, as well as TV games and PC educational software. In 1997, they relaunched their video games arm, placing the company as a contractor for publishers and working on a variety of licensed assets.[1] They have since released licensed games for a variety of platforms, including handhelds like the Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS, Nintendo 3DS and PlayStation Vita, and even digital titles for consoles like the Wii, Wii U, Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4.

They have also developed games using their own original IPs; their most famous being the Shantae series, which began as a Game Boy Color title published by Capcom in 2002, with sequels being released for modern platforms. Another original IP they are known for is the Mighty series, which includes Mighty Flip Champs!, Mighty Milky Way, and Mighty Switch Force! and its sequels.

Little is known of their involvement with Sega and their consoles, though they are known to have developed Mickey's Ultimate Challenge, and have developed two Nintendo DS titles that were published by Sega.


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