Masayuki Uemura is a retired Japanese engineer and video game producer that worked for Nintendo from 1972 until 2004. Uemura was appointed head of Nintendo’s Research & Development 2 division and was given the task to design Nintendo’s first cartridge-based home video game console. As the chief designer of the Family Computer, commonly referred to as the Famicom, Uemura had a profound impact on the home video game console industry by creating a console that would end up setting the standards for home consoles for decades.
Hirokazu Tanaka is a Japanese video game composer, sound designer, musician and executive. Tanaka began his career in the video game industry in 1980 after graduating from university with a degree in electronic engineering. He joined Nintendo as a sound designer for their Research and Development 1 Division where he assisted with the creation of early arcade games.
Akito Nakatsuka is a Japanese video game composer and sound designer. Nakatsuka began his career in the video game industry in 1984 when he was hired by Nintendo after graduating from university. He initially joined Nintendo’s Research & Development 2 Division as a sound composer with his early compositions utilizing Hirokazu Tanaka’s sound driver. His first project included Devil World, Excitebike, Ice Climber, and several other Nintendo classic titles.
Claudia Black is an Australian voice actress best known for her portrayal of Chloe Frazer in the Uncharted series. Black began her career in the entertainment industry in 1992 when she was casted for a minor role in the Australian soap opera “Home and Away”. She landed her first leading role in 1996 in the New Zealand soap opera City Life then gained international recognition in 1999 for her role in the science fiction television series Farscape, a series that would eventually introduce Black to voice acting work in the video game industry.
Hideo Kojima is a Japanese video game designer, director, producer and writer who is best known as the creator of the Metal Gear series. He began his career with Konami in 1986 in Konami’s MSX home computer division as a designer and planner. His first assignment was Penguin Adventure, the sequel to Antarctic Adventure where he acted as the assistant designer. In 1987 Konami asked Kojima to take over a new project called “Metal Gear”, from a senior associate.