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Daisuke Amaya

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Nationality  Japanese
Role  Game developer
Other names  Daisuke Amaya
Known for  Cave Story
Occupation  Video game developer
Albums  Cave Story+, 洞窟物語
Name  Daisuke Amaya

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Born  April 29, 1977 (age 38) (1977-04-29) Ono, Fukui, Japan
Video games  Cave Story, Kero Blaster, Ikachan, Ushio to Tora: Shin'en n
Similar People  Danny Baranowsky, Richard Jacques, Michael Land, Mike Morasky, Yutaka Minobe

Cave Story: The Story of Daisuke Amaya (Pixel)

Daisuke Amaya (Japanese: 天谷 大輔, Hepburn: Amaya Daisuke, born April 29, 1977), also known by his art name Pixel, is a Japanese indie game developer. He is best known for developing Cave Story (洞窟物語, Dōkutsu Monogatari), which has been remade into many versions.


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His most popular work, Cave Story, is a freeware PC platform game released in 2004 that was created entirely by himself over the period of five years. The game received widespread praise from critics and in July 2006 appeared at the top of Super PLAY's list of the 50 best freeware games of all time.

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Amaya's other work includes the game Ikachan which he released in 2000, as well as many other low-profile games. His current projects, if any, are unknown. Before working on Kero Blaster, he was working on a game titled "Rockfish", which was intended to be finished sometime in 2012. The project was put on indefinite hiatus, and was likely canceled. Amaya was credited with the story concept for Nicklas Nygren's NightSky. In May 2014, Amaya released Kero Blaster, a side-scrolling platform shooter game. This game was Amaya's first major work since the release of Cave Story. In October 2015, Amaya updated Kero Blaster, under the name Kero Blaster ZANGYOU mode, featuring a new story, levels, and overall greater difficulty.

Audio software

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Amaya has created various audio and music composition software. All his music composition software uses a piano roll editing interface.

Org Maker is the software used to create music for the lightweight .org format, which was used in Cave Story.

He is continuously developing the successor to Org Maker, the freeware audio editing suite PxTone. Users can create their own audio samples and compose music using PxTone Collage.


  • PxTone (c. 1998)
  • Ikachan (2000)
  • Ikachan 3DS (2013)
  • Azarashi (2001)
  • Azarashi iOS (2012)
  • Glasses (Megane) (2003)
  • Cave Story (2004)
  • Cave Story+ (2011)
  • Cave Story 3D (2011)
  • Guxt (2007)
  • NightSky (2011) - story
  • Pink Hour (2014)
  • Kero Blaster (2014)
  • Pink Heaven (2015)
  • References

    Daisuke Amaya Wikipedia