Keiichiro Toyama

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Keiichirō Toyama
Native name 外山 圭一郎
Born (1978-08-17) August 17, 1978 (age 38)
Occupation Video game writer, video game designer, video game producer
Years active 1994–present
Employer SCE Japan Studio
Known for Directing and creating Silent Hill, Siren, Gravity Rush
Title Founder of Project Siren

Keiichirō Toyama (外山 圭一郎, Toyama Keiichirō), born August 17, 1978 (age 38), 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 in 1994[2] as a graphic artist. He was the graphic designer and character designer of 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 in 1999 after the first game was launched[2] 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).[3] 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.[4] Toyama's most recent game, Gravity Rush 2, was released on January 19, 2017 in Japan.


Video game Release date Role
Snatcher 1994 Graphic designer
International Track & Field 1996 Character designer
Silent Hill 1999 Director, writer, background designer[5]
Siren 2003 Director, writer
Forbidden Siren 2 2006 Director, designer, writer
Siren: Blood Curse 2008 Director, designer, writer[6]
Gravity Rush 2012 Director, designer, original concept, initial story[7][8]
Gravity Rush Remastered 2015 Director, designer, original concept, initial story
Gravity Rush 2 2017 Director, designer


  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. ^ a b
  3. ^, Interview With Toyama , Retrieved on February 15, 2012,
  4. ^, E3 2011: Gravity Daze Hands-On Preview, Retrieved on January 30, 2012,
  5. ^, ‘"クリエイターズファイル 第127回′(in Japanese), Retrieved on January 30, 2012,
  6. ^, ‘Siren Blood Curse′ tech info, Retrieved on January 30, 2012,
  7. ^,Interview With Keiichiro Toyama, Retrieved on January 30, 2012,
  8. ^, TGS 2011: Gravity Daze Demo , Retrieved on January 30, 2012,

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