Game Arts Co-Founder Takeshi Miyaji Passes Away Aged 45

Grandia-Creator-Takeshi-Miyaji-Passes-AwayAs the games we know and love become a year older, so do their legendary creators. Sadly this has brought around the unfortunate news that the creator of Silpheed, Grandia and GunGriffon, Takeshi Miyaji passed away earlier this week.

Takeshi Miyaji founded the Japanese company Game Arts with his brother at the age of 19, before bringing countless classics to various platforms over the years.

Starting out with the iconic MSX shooter Thexder in 1985, the company continued to release numerous hits such as the Lunar series and Silpheed.

In memory of Takeshi Miyaji, we will be playing a range of Game Arts titles this week to commemorate his death.

Source: Edge

Last Updated ( 02 August 2011 )  


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(Link to this comment) MegaDrive20XX 2011-08-02 20:15
This is really tragic, I've loved his work for years. :(
(Link to this comment) Agent Rolf 2011-08-03 04:08
Sad news! Game Arts made one of the best I have played: Lunar. I can only be thankful for the commendable work.

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