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Hidetaka Suehiro

Hidetaka Suehiro
Born Japan
Nationality Japanese
Other names SWERY, Swery65
Occupation Video game director, scenario writer, game designer
Known for Deadly Premonition

Hidetaka Suehiro, known as SWERY or Swery65, is one of the founding members of the Osaka-based game developer Access Games and works at the company as a game director, game designer and scenario writer.

After completing his degree in film and video advertising at Osaka University of Arts, he joined the game industry. Swery worked at various game companies until when he founded Access Games in January 2002. His directorial debut Spy Fiction focused on, rather than aiming the Japanese audience as the primary target, the western audience, and eventually led him to complete Deadly Premonition in 2010. The game made its way to the Guinness World Record as “the most controversial survival horror game”, and in 2011 Swery was listed as one of the fifty most influential game creators in the Western industry.

In 2014 he has partnered with Microsoft and developed a brand new Xbox One game title called D4: Dark Dreams Don't Die, which utilizes Kinect motion sensing device. The game was selected as Next 10 games at Game Developers Conference 2013.

In 2015, he gave a lecture in Osaka and at GDC 2015 regarding physical input in video games and

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