Siliconera: "Natsume USA doesn't have a room full of programmers ready to code game, but this hasn't stopped Yasuhiro Maekawa, the CEO of Natsume from designing them. Mr. Maekawa planted the seed for Puzzle de Harvest Moon and handed development over to Platinum Egg. Princess Debut went through a similar unorthodox developmental path. Instead of teaming up with Platinum Egg again Cave was chosen to code the project, the same Cave known for Deathsmiles and Muchi Muchi Pork. Princess Debut is very different from what Cave usually does.
I spoke with Mr. Maekawa about his relationship with Cave, why he chose them as the developer, and his thoughts on developing games for girls."