Koichi Ishii is a games writer, director, artist and producer who started the games industry career in 1900. Since then, Ishii has been working with Square Enix, Sony Interactive Entertainment, Square and Grezzo. Ishii started as the director of Crystal War. Then, Koichi Ishii went on to work on Final Fantasy (1987) as the designer. Later, Ishii also was part of the team who developed Sorcerer's Maze published by XS Games for PlayStation. Most lately, Koichi Ishii worked on Echoes of Mana.