Keiichiro Toyama

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Keiichirō Toyama
Native name 外山 圭一郎
Born Japan
Occupation Game director,video game writer, game designer, video game producer
Years active 1999–present
Employer SCE Japan Studio
Known for Director and creator of Silent Hill, Siren, Gravity Rush
Title Founder of Project Siren

Keiichirō Toyama (外山 圭一郎 Toyama Keiichirō?) is a video game designer, best known as the creator of the survival horror video games Silent Hill (1999) and Siren series.[1]

He was studying art as a student and joined Konami as a graphic artist.He was also graphic designer and character designer in Snatcher and International Track & Field, after that he created the Silent Hill series. The game was successful and produced various sequels, but Toyama left Team Silent to join SCE Japan Studio afterwards to work on the Siren series. He directed the video games Siren (2003) and its sequel Forbidden Siren 2 (2006).[2] In 2008, Toyama released Siren: Blood Curse, a reimagining of the original Siren game. Toyama then worked on the PlayStation Vita game Gravity Rush, released in 2012.[3]

Works[edit]

Video game Release date Role
Snatcher 1994 Graphic designer
International Track & Field 1996 Character designer
Silent Hill 1999 Director, writer, background designer[4]
Siren 2003 Director, writer
Forbidden Siren 2 2006 Director, designer, writer
Siren: Blood Curse 2008 Director, designer, writer[5]
Gravity Rush 2012 Creative director, designer, original concept, initial story[6][7]
Gravity Rush 2 TBA TBA

References[edit]

  1. ^ Perron, Bernard; Barker, Clive (2009-10-07). Horror video games: essays on the fusion of fear and play. McFarland. pp. 15–. ISBN 978-0-7864-4197-6. 
  2. ^ Eurogamer.net, Interview With Toyama , Retrieved on February 15, 2012,
  3. ^ GameSpot.com, E3 2011: Gravity Daze Hands-On Preview, Retrieved on January 30, 2012,
  4. ^ gpara.com, ‘"クリエイターズファイル 第127回′(in Japanese), Retrieved on January 30, 2012,
  5. ^ GameSpot.com, ‘Siren Blood Curse′ tech info, Retrieved on January 30, 2012,
  6. ^ Gamespot.com,Interview With Keiichiro Toyama, Retrieved on January 30, 2012,
  7. ^ GameSpot.com, TGS 2011: Gravity Daze Demo , Retrieved on January 30, 2012,

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