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Submitted by Nineball2112 1574d ago | interview

Interview: Silent Hill's Akira Yamaoka On His Big Leap

Akira Yamaoka's name has been synonymous with Konami's Silent Hill horror game series for years. Serving as the games' producer and composer, his creative stamp was all over the franchise -- unusually, even the Hollywood film adaptation made sure to use his compositions to retain the feel of the games which spawned it.

In recent years, development of the Silent Hill games shifted from Tokyo to Western studios, though Yamaoka was still reportedly involved in these projects. However, in the wake of this change Yamaoka recently left Konami and moved to iconoclastic developer Grasshopper Manufacture.

Though Yamaoka will begin as a composer on the Shinji Mikami and Goichi Suda horror action project currently in development for EA Partners, he hopes to expand his role into production at the studio.

Gamasutra recently had a chance to speak to Yamaoka about his thoughts on the shift and his plans for the future. (Culture)

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