Yoot Saito

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Yutaka "Yoot" Saito (斉藤 由多加 Saitō Yutaka?, born October 15, 1962) is a Japanese game designer famous for designing innovative video games, often featuring the use of voice recognition technology, such as Seaman for the Dreamcast. In 1996, he founded his own video game development company, Vivarium. His latest game is Aero Porter, which is part of a collection of games called Guild01 for the Nintendo 3DS. In the Americas, Europe, and Australia, Aero Porter was released as a standalone game on the Nintendo eShop. Yoot also developed Odama for the Nintendo GameCube and Seaman 2 (released in Japan only).

His first major game release was SimTower, developed by his previous company OPeNBooK Co., Ltd. and published by Maxis in 1994. He was also involved in the sequel, Yoot Tower, the Game Boy Advance remake called The Tower SP, and the Nintendo DS remake called The Tower DS. After founding Vivarium, he published some of his most famous games, including Seaman, a virtual pet game which was one of the best selling titles for the Dreamcast in Japan,[1] and Odama, a curious mix of pinball and real time strategy. Both of these games make use of their respective consoles' microphone peripherals.

Videogames[edit]

SimTower

Seaman

Seaman 2

Seamail

Odama

Aero Porter

Apps[edit]

SimTower for iPhone

Zhi Rie Shoudoroppa for iPhone

Namagoe Gurupa for iPhone

Tsunagarumeishi (Business Card Collector) for iPhone

EarthBook

Literary Works[edit]

The Legend of Macintosh ISBN 4-7561-1634-5

The Legend of Macintosh ISBN 4-9904-2521-9

Ringo no ki no shita de: Appuru Nihonn Jyourikusitanoka ISBN 4-7561-1635-3

Ringo no ki no shita de: Appuru Haikanishite Nihonn Ni Jyourikusitanoka ISBN 4-9904-2520-0

Seaman Training Support Kit ISBN 4-7561-3572-2

The True Birth of Macintosh ISBN 4-8399-0975-X

The Price of Waiting 3 Minutes for a Hamburger ISBN 4-344-00860-X

Machi no Boukenn Makku (Not for sale)

Television[edit]

Present Day Closeup: The Brain of a Game Creator 1995 NHK

Journalism Special 1996 TBS

Futurism Announcement 1996 NHK

35 Years 1996 NHK

News 23 1998 TBS

Around When I Was a Child 2008 NHK

Related Work[edit]

Vivarium Inc.

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