Yoshitaka Murayama

aka: 村山 吉隆
Moby ID: 90457

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Yoshitaka Murayama (村山 吉隆) was a Japanese game designer best known as the creator of the Suikoden series. He was born in Hokkaido and studied computer programming at the University of Tokyo, graduating in 1992. In the same year he was hired by Konami. He worked in quality assurance before being entrusted with leading the development of a new RPG series in collaboration with Junko Kawano and other employees. Murayama created the setting and the general concept of what later became Suikoden (1995).

In June 2002, a month before the release of Suikoden III, Murayama unexpectedly left Konami and founded Blue Moon Studio, where he worked on 10,000 Bullets.

His last work was the scenario for the Kickstarter crowd-funded title Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes by Rabbit & Bear Studios, which Murayama founded to produce the Eiyuden Chronicle games. He passed away on 6th February 2024 due to complications with an ongoing illness, two months before the release of the game.

Credited on 10 games

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Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising (2022, Windows) Supervisor
The Alliance Alive: HD Remastered (2019, PlayStation 4) Scenario Writer
Warriors Orochi 4 (2018, PlayStation 4) Scenario Writer
The Alliance Alive (2017, Nintendo 3DS) Scenario Writer
10.000 Bullets (2005, PlayStation 2) Scenario
Gensō Suikoden: Card Stories (2001, Game Boy Advance) Producer (プロデューサー)
Gensō Suiko Gaiden: Vol.2 - Crystal Valley no Kettō (2001, PlayStation) Producer (プロデューサー)
Genso Suiko Gaiden: Vol.1 - Harmonia no Kenshi (2000, PlayStation) Original Author (原作)
Suikoden II (1998, PlayStation) Writer/ Creator
Suikoden (1998, Windows) Story

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