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Tetsuya Mizuguchi

Game Credits


Lumines: Remastered (2018)   (Executive Producer)
Tetris Effect (2018)   (Producers)
Rez Infinite (2016)   (Producer)
Child of Eden (2011)   (Director)
Qubed (2009)   (Executive Producers)
Meteos Wars (2008)   (Executive Producers)
E4: Every Extend Extra Extreme (2007)   (Producer)
Battle Stadium D.O.N (2006)   (Executive Producers)
Every Extend Extra (2006)   (Executive Producers)
Gunpey (2006)   (Excutive Producers)
Gunpey DS (2006)   (Executive Producers)
Lumines II (2006)   (Producer)
Lumines Live! (2006)   (Producer)
N3: Ninety-Nine Nights (2006)   (Producer)
Meteos (2005)   (Producer)
Lumines: Puzzle Fusion (2004)   (Producer)
Space Channel 5: Part 2 (2002)   (Producer)
Rez (2001)   (Producer)
Space Channel 5 (1999)   (Producer)
SEGA Rally 2 Championship (1998)   (Producer )
Star Wars Trilogy Arcade (1998)   (Project Organizer)
SEGA Touring Car Championship (1996)   (Produced by)
Manx TT SuperBike (1995)   (Producer)
SEGA Rally Championship (1995)   (Produced by)


Tetris Effect (2018)   (Game Concept)
Rez Infinite (2016)   (Creative Director)
Shenmue (1999)   (Main Scenario)


Shenmue I & II (2018)   (Main Scenario)
Child of Eden (2011)   (Story written by)
N3: Ninety-Nine Nights (2006)   (Story and Scenario by)


N3: Ninety-Nine Nights (2006)   (Supervisor)


Tetris Effect (2018)   ('Connected (Yours Forever)')
Child of Eden (2011)   (Genki Rockets are)
No More Heroes (2007)   (Written by)
Lumines II (2006)   ("Heavenly Star")
Roommania #203 (2000)   (Voice Cast (声の出演))
SEGA Rally Championship (1995)   (Written By ('My Dear Friend, Rally'))


Space Channel 5 VR: Kinda Funky News Flash! (2020)   (Very Special Thanks to)
Lumines: In The House Ibiza '10 (2010)   (Special Thanks)
No More Heroes (2007)   (Special Thanks)
D-2 (1999)   (The Producer Wishes to Thank)
Sonic Jam (1997)   (Special Thanks)

Developer Biography

Tetsuya Mizuguchi was born in Sapporo, Japan in 1965. He was educated at Nihon University's Faculty of Arts and joined Sega in 1990. His first work was Megalopolice, a Japanese motion ride with computer graphics. He then turned his attention to racing simulations, and in 1995 created the arcade game Sega Rally Championship. Mizuguchi is also known for his work on Manx TT, Rez, and Space Channel 5, among other best selling titles.

In 1996, Mizuguchi left Sega's AM3 division to form AM Annex, where he and his team created Sega Touring Car Championship and Sega Rally Championship.

On April 9, 2000, Sega's amusement division "AM9" became United Game Artists (UGA). Mizuguchi was President and Chief Operating Officer of the studio. They produced Space Channel 5 and Rez, which were praised among gaming communities as fresh and innovative titles.

On October 7, 2003, Mizuguchi was a guest on "Tokyo Game Lounge", a webcast radio program produced in Tokyo. During the webcast, he announced his retirement from Sega. An article by Hirohiko Niizumi/Tor Thorsen for GameSpot claims that the restructuring prompted Mizuguchi to leave the company.

He explained of departure from Sega as follows:

"Games are a very unique medium. They exist beyond language, beyond culture, and people are fascinated by games. I don't know how long I will live, but I want to learn more about games -- and there is more to learn about creating better games."

After leaving Sega, Mizuguchi co-founded Q Entertainment with other former Sega employees. He left the company in 2014 when he founded Enhance, Inc. He is, as of May 2021, both the CEO and the sole employee of the company.

Last updated: Sep 10, 2021

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