Makoto Shibata is a games writer, director and designer. Shibata has been working with Sony Interactive Entertainment, Koei Tecmo, Grasshopper Manufacture and Team NINJA. Shibata's first published game was Fatal Frame released in 2001. Then, Makoto Shibata went on to work on Fatal Frame II: Crimson Butterfly as the director. Later, Shibata also was part of the team who developed Fatal Frame III: The Tormented published by Take Two Interactive for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 2. Most lately, Makoto Shibata worked on Trapped.