Takao Shimizu is a games director and producer who started the games industry career in 1900. Since then, Shimizu has been working with Inc., HAL Laboratory, Nintendo and Ikegami Tsushinki. Shimizu's first published game was Kirby Adventure. After that, Takao Shimizu took part as the director of Donkey Kong. Shimizu also worked on Kirby's Adventure (1993) developed by Inc. for Nintendo Switch, Nintendo 3DS, Wii U and Wii. Most lately, Takao Shimizu worked on The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D.