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Team Silent was a development group within Konami Computer Entertainment Tokyo (KCET), responsible for the first four games in the franchise by Silent Hill Konami released from 1999 to 2004, with later titles developed by external Western companies such as Climax Studios, Double Helix Games and Vatra Games.  According to composer  Akira Yamaoka, Team Silent consisted of staff members that had failed at other projects and originally intended to leave the company before the first Silent Hill game turned out to be a success. According to a  artist, Team Silent was ultimately disbanded by Konami itself, because Konami wanted Western developers to make the games. Silent Hill Homecoming KCET was  merged into the parent company Konami in April 2005. 
Key members of Team Silent include:
Keiichiro Toyama: Director of . Left to join Silent Hill SCE Japan Studio ( Project Siren) in 1999 and create the series of games. Siren  Masashi Tsuboyama: Background designer
, director of Silent Hill , art director of Silent Hill 2 . Left Konami to join Silent Hill 4 Good-Feel Kazuhide Nakazawa: Director of
. Silent Hill 3 He later joined  Kojima Productions. Suguru Murakoshi: Drama director of
Silent Hill 2, director and scenario writer of Silent Hill 4. He later joined Kojima Productions.
Hiroyuki Owaku: Scenario writer of Silent Hill 2 and Silent Hill 3, co-writer for Silent Hill 
Masahiro Ito: Background and creature designer of Silent Hill, art director and creature designer of Silent Hill 2 and Silent Hill 3' 
Akira Yamaoka: Series sound director; producer of Silent Hill 3 and Silent Hill 4. Left Konami to join Grasshopper Manufacture  Gozo Kitao: Executive producer of
Silent Hill, Silent Hill 2, Silent Hill 3 Akihiro Imamura: Producer of
Silent Hill 2, sub-producer of  Silent Hill 4 Takayoshi Sato: CGI Creator of Silent Hill and Silent Hill 2. Left to join  Virtual Heroes, Inc., and later joined Nintendo in 2012 as a Visual Producer.
Akira Yamaoka played a major role in the by overseeing and approving specific aspects of the movie throughout its production. Team Silent members are now working on separate projects. Some of the original members (as led by Toyama, director of the first Silent Hill film adaptation game) went on to create the Silent Hill series, which has a similar atmosphere to the Siren franchise.
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