Name

HARTZHEIM, Bryan Hikari

Official Title

Assistant Professor

Affiliation

(School of International Liberal Studies)

On-campus Research System

Special Research Project

Hideo Kojima: Meta-Cinematic Game Design

2017

Research Results Outline:The special research grant greatly helped me in my research on Hideo KojimaThe special research grant greatly helped me in my research on Hideo Kojima’s game design. In particular, with the aid of th...The special research grant greatly helped me in my research on Hideo Kojima’s game design. In particular, with the aid of the grant, I was able to access important and expensive primary materials that have long gone out of print, including original copies of games for defunct systems; official and fan-produced manuals and guidebooks; special edition versions of games; multiple making-of books; design documents and design document software; audio CDs which feature staff comments; and various periodicals with interviews with Kojima and his staff. Playing these games and reading the interviews and production notes found within the various guidebooks and manuals has allowed me to understand Kojima and his teams’ design process to a more comprehensive degree, especially in his role as a game director, one of two key roles (the other being a subversive designer) I will be writing about this year.

Lecture Course

Course TitleSchoolYearTerm
Introduction to Media Studies 01School of International Liberal Studies2021spring semester
Video Game Studies 01School of International Liberal Studies2021spring semester
Seminar on Expression 06School of International Liberal Studies2021spring semester
First Year Seminar B 29School of International Liberal Studies2021spring semester
Media and Cultural Studies FGraduate School of International Culture and Communication Studies2021fall semester
Special Topic in Culture and MediaGraduate School of International Culture and Communication Studies2021spring semester