Keita Takahashi

Director, art director and game designer Keita Takahashi graduated in fine arts with a focus on sculpture from Musashino Art University, Japan, and went straight to NAMCO, the renown game company. Even though he became an overnight star for titles such as Katamari Damacy and Noby Noby Boy, Takahashi states that he had no desire for the games to be touted as innovative or creative – he simply set out to bring the concept of simple, silly fun back into video gaming. Takahashi has meanwhile turned his back to the genre of video games and gone freelance, currently designing a playground for children in Nottingham.