Yoshitaka Tamaki

aka: 玉木 美孝
Moby ID: 65625

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Yoshitaka Tamaki (玉木 美孝, October 8, 1967 - July 13, 2023) was an illustrator and character designer best known for his work on many fantasy RPG games by Climax Entertainment, particularly the Shining series. After working freelance for many years, he established Salamander Factory in May 1999, and later joined Swallowtails in 2006 as an artist.

He passed away from lung cancer in July 2023 at the age of 55.

Credited on 17 games

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Takt of Magic (2009, Wii) 2D CG Work
Shining Force EXA (2007, PlayStation 2) Monster Design
Spectrobes (2007, Nintendo DS) Character Design
Shining Force: Neo (2005, PlayStation 2) Monster Design
Shining Tears (2004, PlayStation 2) Enemy Character Design (SALAMANDER FACTORY)
Shining Force: Resurrection of the Dark Dragon (2004, Game Boy Advance) Character Design
Shining Soul II (2003, Game Boy Advance) Character Design
Shining Soul (2002, Game Boy Advance) Character Design
Time Stalkers (1999, Dreamcast) Character Design
FEDA 2: White Surge the Platoon (1997, PlayStation) Concept Design / Character Design
Alundra (1997, PlayStation) Character Design
FEDA Remake! The Emblem of Justice (1996, SEGA Saturn) Original Story
Lady Stalker: Kako kara no Chōsen (1995, SNES) Character Design
FEDA: The Emblem of Justice (1994, SNES) Director
Landstalker (1992, Genesis) Item OBJ CG Designer
Shining Force (1992, Genesis) Scenario
Shining in the Darkness (1991, Genesis) Outline and Storyboards

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