Osamu Komuta

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Osamu Komuta (小牟田 修, Komuta Osamu) is a game designer, director, and programmer. He worked on several games for Konami until his departure post-2012. He is now a director for the upcoming Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes.

History

Konami work

Komuta's early work at Konami was a peripheral and event programmer. He would work on Silent Hill 2 in 2001, and also Shadow of Destiny, where he worked alongside Junko Kawano. The two would eventually work together on several projects, both in the Suikoden series and without, including 2008's Time Hollow for the Nintendo DS as a planner.

In 2011, he would also assist in the development of Tri-Ace's game Frontier Gate, which was published by Konami.

Suikoden series

Suikoden IV was the first title in the series that Komuta worked on. He served as an event programmer for the title. He would play a much larger role in the development of 2005's Suikoden Tactics.

For Suikoden Tactics, Komuta would help to helm the title as a director, and was also involved in planning, programming, and event design. He would also receive a 'special thanks' credit for his involvement with Suikoden V. His involvement in the series would become even stronger in 2008, when he helmed Suikoden Tierkreis in much the same fashion, as director and planner.

Komuta would also serve as director for Genso Suikoden Tsumugareshi Hyakunen no Toki, his last work on the series.

Post-Konami work

Following his departure from Konami, Komuta would be named as part of the team for Fuji Games' mobile game Arcalast: The World that Ends and the Fruit of the Diva, alongside Junko Kawano, in 2019. Komuta would later become one of the core members of Rabbit & Bear Studios.

On July 24th, 2020, Komuta was revealed as a director for the upcoming title Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes.

Works

Game Role Releases Platform
Silent Hill 2: Restless Dreams Peripheral programmer 2001 PlayStation 2
Shadow of Memories Event Programmer 2001 PlayStation 2, Windows, Xbox, PSP
Suikoden IV Writer, Producer, Designer 2004 PlayStation 2
Suikoden Tactics Director, Planning, Programmer 2005 PlayStation 2
Suikoden V Special Thanks 2006 PlayStation 2
Elebits Special Thanks 2006 PSP
Dewy's Adventure Special Thanks 2007 Nintendo Wii
Time Hollow Game planning 2008 Nintendo DS
Suikoden Tierkreis Director, Planning 2008 PlayStation 2
Frontier Gate Programmer 2011 PSP
Genso Suikoden Tsumugareshi Hyakunen no Toki Director 2012 PSP
Arcalast: The World that Ends and the Fruit of the Diva Designer 2019 Mobile devices
Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising Supervisor 2022 Microsoft Windows, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, PlayStation 5
Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes Director 2023 Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, PlayStation 5

Trivia

  • In the Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes Kickstarter video, Komuta is shown in a standard cap unlike the others. He was originally planned to wear a helmet made out of newspaper, but the wind kept blowing it away, forcing the substitution.