|Devil Dice (1998)||(Director)|
|Ape Escape: On the Loose (2005)||(Producer)|
|Ape Escape Academy (2004)||(Producer)|
|Mad Maestro! (2001)||(Director)|
|Cyber Doll (1996)||(Co-Producer)|
|Patapon (2008)||(Game Design)|
|Dual Orb II (1994)||(Assistant Director)|
|Bombastic (2003)||(Character Voice)|
|Devil Dice (1998)||(Character Voice)|
|Blade Dancer: Lineage of Light (2006)||(Localization Producer)|
|Insmouse no Yakata (1995)||(Product Manager (プロダクトマネージャー))|
Hiroyuki Kotani is the original designer of the PSP rhythm game Patapon. He has been working at Sony Computer Entertainment Incorporated since 1998 where Devil Dice was his first game for the company. The idea of using music as gameplay was already presented in the 2001 PS2 title Mad Maestro!, where the player is a conductor who needs to lead and direct an orchestra. After that, he was also involved with two games in the Ape Escape series.
Before joining Sony, he was with the young start-up I'Max Corp. and before that he taught grade school students after graduating from university.
Last updated: Dec 06, 2008
circa 2012 (source: Hiroyuki Kotani facebook)
- The Rhythm of Creation: Hiroyuki Kotani and Patapon -- interview on Gamasutra (4th December 2008)