WayForward Technologies Inc. is an American video game developer based in Valencia, California. Founded in 1990 by technology entrepreneur Voldi Way, WayForward started by developing games for consoles such as the Super Nintendo Entertainment System and Sega Genesis, 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.
The company has created a variety of original game properties including Shantae, a half-human and half-genie who first appeared on the Game Boy Color. Currently, WayForward Technologies works on games for the Nintendo 3DS and 2DS and PlayStation Vita handheld consoles, WiiWare games for Nintendo's Wii and Wii U consoles, and other licensed titles for PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Arcade.