Kotaro Hayashida is a games writer, director, producer and designer. Hayashida has been working with SEGA, Backbone Entertainment, Merge Games and GAME ARTS. Hayashida's first game was Alex Kidd in Miracle World published by SEGA for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 3, Wii and SEGA Master System in 1986. Next, Kotaro Hayashida worked on Phantasy Star taking on the role of writer. Afterwards, Kotaro Hayashida worked on Phantasy Star II developed by SEGA in 1989. Most recently, Kotaro Hayashida was involved in the development of Alex Kidd in Miracle World DX.