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Final Fantasy VIII Credits

137 people (123 developers, 14 thanks)

Square Co., Ltd.

Executive ProducersHironobu Sakaguchi, Tomoyuki Takechi
ProducerShinji Hashimoto
Publicity ProducerMichio Okamiya
DirectorYoshinori Kitase
Music ComposerNobuo Uematsu
Main ProgrammerKen Narita
Battle System DesignerHiroyuki Itou
Character Design & Battle Visual DirectorTetsuya Nomura
Art DirectorYusuke Naora
Scenario WriterKazushige Nojima
Image IllustratorYoshitaka Amano
CG SupervisorSatoshi Tsukamoto
Movie DirectorMotonori Sakakibara
Movie Character Model DirectorHiroshi Kuwabara
Character Modeling DirectorTomohiro Kayano
Real-Time Polygon DirectorAkira Fujii
Battle Effect DirectorShintaro Takai
Motion DirectorTatsuya Kando
Card Game & Battle Camera DirectorTakayoshi Nakazato
Lead Field DesignersKenzo Kanzaki, Tetsuya Takahashi, Yukio Nakatani, Kazuyuki Ikumori
VFX & CompositeHiroshi Matsuyama
Event Script ProgrammerShun Moriya
Battle ProgrammersHiroshi Harata, Kentarow Yasui
Event DirectorHiroki Chiba
Map DirectorsTakeshi Endo, Masaru Oka
World Map DirectorIkuya Dobashi
Sound ProgrammerMinoru Akao
Sound EditorEiji Nakamura
Production ManagerAkira Kashiwagi

Square Co., Ltd.: Localization Department

General ManagerKoji Yamashita
Localization DirectorAiko Ito
Coordination DirectorTchie Tokoro
Localization EngineerRichard Mark Honeywood
Marketing General ManagerYuji Shibata
Marketing ManagersAkira Kaneko, Yasuhiro Suzuki
Assistant ManagerTomomi Nishigaki
Localization AssistantYuichi Yamada

Square Soft, Inc.

Executive ProducerMasahiro Nakajima
Project LeadJay Fong
Senior Software EngineersJay Fong, Anthony Ignacio
Software EngineersKevin Christensen, Scott Coventon, Kazumasa Fuseya, Davide Pasca, Yoshinori Uenishi (Goro)
Network AdministrationSami Zuhuruddin, Terry Y. Jung
Localization ManagementMasahiro Nakajima
Localization SpecialistsYutaka Sano (Lead), Ryosuke Taketomi, Maki Yamane, Alexander O. Smith
EditorsBrian Bell, Richard Amtower IV
Associate ProducerAkihito Kozu
Quality Assurance ManagerJon Williams
Assistant QA ManagerMike Givens
Lead Product AnalystBen E. Norman
Assistant Lead AnalystJudah Mehler
Product AnalystsJesse Cheek, T. D. Shimonishi, Jason Wheeler, Tam Nguyen, Ban Du, Mohammed A. C. Wright, Mikey Nguyen, Richard Williams, Drew Jennings

Square Soft, Inc.: Compatibility Testing

Chief EngineerBennett Neale
Compatibility TechnicianJustin Norman
Assistant TechnicianJeff J. Love

Square Electronic Arts L.L.C.

Senior Customer Service ManagerRick Thompson
Assistant Customer Service ManagerFernando Bustamante
Customer Service LeadAlaine C. de Leon
Customer Support RepresentativesPatrick H. Cervantes, James Dilonardo, Caroline Liu, John Montes, Mark Abarca, Mark Acero, Alan DeGuzman, Ryan Riley
PR and Events ManagerLisa M. Ahern
Assistant PR ManagerFrancine DeMore
Business Development ManagerElaine Di Iorio
Product CoordinatorBeth Faust
Sales CoordinatorSean Montgomery
Media PlannerKyoko Yamashita
Creative PlannerKeiko Kato
Assistant Product ManagersMitsuru George Torii, Andrew Shiozaki
Product AssociatesAndy Hsu, Irene Sam, Brad Varey
Product Administrative AssistantMari Takashima
Marketing AssistantRika Maruya
Marketing ManagerKenji Mimura
Vice ChairmanYoshihiro Maruyama
PresidentJun Iwasaki
Package/Manual DesignSteven Wright, Beeline Group Inc.
Special ThanksRandall Fujimoto, Shun Moriya, Yumi Yoshida, RAD Game Tools Inc., Beeline Group Inc., Saatchi & Saatchi Los Angeles, C.H.E.N. PR, Virtual InterActive, BradyGAMES, SHOREWOOD PACKAGING CORP., The Kenwood Group, Mike Givens, Judah Mehler, Bennett Neale

Electronic Arts

Customer Quality ControlJacob Fernandez, Benjamin Crick, Dave Knudson, Micah Pritchard, Darryl Jenkins, Andrew Young, Anthony Alexander

Eidos Interactive Deutschland

Product Development DirectorBeco Mulderij
Product ManagerHermann Jahnke
Director of MarketingLars Winkler
PR ManagerSascha Green-Kaiser
Localization ManagerThorsten Hamdorf, Stephan Mathé
QA ManagerSören Winterfeldt
TesterHiroyuki Yamada
Manual LayoutA Creative Experience [London]

Other Games

In addition to this game, the following people are listed as working on other games. No more than 25 people are listed here, even if there are more than 25 people who have also worked on other games.

Darryl Jenkins, 228 other games
Benjamin Crick, 186 other games
Yutaka Sano, 157 other games
Shinji Hashimoto, 156 other games
Koji Yamashita, 153 other games
Dave Knudson, 147 other games
Richard Amtower IV, 138 other games
Andrew Young, 115 other games
Anthony Alexander, 99 other games
Alaine C. de Leon, 90 other games
Nobuo Uematsu, 90 other games
Hironobu Sakaguchi, 75 other games
Tetsuya Nomura, 73 other games
Fernando Bustamante, 68 other games
Kazuyuki Ikumori, 67 other games
Jun Iwasaki, 62 other games
Yoshitaka Amano, 62 other games
Thorsten Hamdorf, 61 other games
Micah Pritchard, 56 other games
Yuji Shibata, 54 other games
Eiji Nakamura, 54 other games
Kyoko Yamashita, 53 other games
Minoru Akao, 52 other games
Hiroshi Kuwabara, 50 other games
Sören Winterfeldt, 49 other games

Collaborations

People who have worked on this game have also collaborated on the creation of the following games:

Final Fantasy Anthology, a group of 59 people
Final Fantasy IX, a group of 56 people
Final Fantasy VII, a group of 54 people
Vagrant Story, a group of 47 people
SaGa Frontier 2, a group of 47 people
Chrono Cross, a group of 46 people
Front Mission 3, a group of 42 people
Legend of Mana, a group of 40 people
Chocobo's Dungeon 2, a group of 39 people
Ehrgeiz: God Bless the Ring, a group of 39 people
Chocobo Racing, a group of 38 people
The Bouncer, a group of 38 people
Threads of Fate, a group of 36 people
Parasite Eve II, a group of 34 people
Final Fantasy X, a group of 33 people
Driving Emotion Type-S , a group of 33 people
Final Fantasy Chronicles, a group of 31 people
Xenogears, a group of 31 people
Brave Fencer Musashi, a group of 29 people
Kingdom Hearts, a group of 29 people
Final Fantasy X-2, a group of 26 people
Parasite Eve, a group of 25 people
Final Fantasy V, a group of 25 people
Chrono Trigger, a group of 23 people
Final Fantasy III, a group of 22 people

Credits for this game were contributed by Patrick Bregger (256022) and Zaibatsu (11060)


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