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Takashi Nishiyama profile pic as CEO of Dimps

Takashi Nishiyama (西山 隆志, Nishiyama Takashi) is a Japanese game director, producer, and video game designer. He is credited as the creator of the Fatal Fury series and the Art of Fighting series. After SNK, Nishiyama founded Dimps with former SNK staff.


Before his career at Capcom, he worked with Irem on Spartan X, better known in the West as Kung Fu Master. He joined SNK in 1988 after he had finished directing the first Street Fighter game with Hiroshi Matsumoto.

A young Piston Takashi (left) with a young Finish Hiroshi (right) (unknown date)

Leaving SNK due to feeling the need to take responsibility for the coming dire situation at the time, he went on to found Dimps in 2000 when core staff of SNK also resigned after him, expecting Nishima to have some sort of plan. With the help of key people from Sammy (now Sega Sammy), Bandai Namco Games and CSK, he started Sokiac which was later renamed Dimps.

He is sometimes credited as "Piston Takashi" or "T. Nishiyama".

Takashi Nishiyama (unknown date)

Works at SNK

Nishiyama in 2011

Other works


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