Game Arts Company, Limited (ゲームアーツ Game Arts Company?) is a Japanese video game development company based in Tokyo, Japan. It was established in 1985 as a computer software company, though have now since expanded their business to creating games for several consoles,[1] with a philosophy of creating "new, innovative, and entertaining games", as well as exhibiting games that can be considered "forms of art", both as developers and producers.[2] The company is led by President and CEO Morishita Kazuki. Its major trading partners include Square Enix, Bandai Namco, and Koei Tecmo - some of which have taken part in collaborations with the company.[3] In 2005, it was announced that Game Arts had been acquired by GungHo Online Entertainment.[4]

The company's first major title was with the action game Thexder, released in 1985 for PC. In Japan, Game Arts is known for producing several Mahjong games. In the West, they are perhaps best known for creating the Lunar, Grandia, and Gungriffon series. Some members of the staff were also involved in the development of Super Smash Bros. Brawl in 2008.[5]

References

  1. Game Arts Product Information (Japanese). Game Arts. Retrieved on 2007-09-19.
  2. Game Arts Corporate Profile (Japanese). Game Arts. Retrieved on 2007-09-19.
  3. Game Arts Corporate Profile (Japanese). Game Arts. Retrieved on 2007-09-19.
  4. Loughrey, Paul (10/18/2005). GungHo announces the acquisition of Game Arts (English). GamesIndustry. Retrieved on 2020-09-01.
  5. Iwata Asks: Super Smash Bros. Brawl. Nintendo. Retrieved on 2007-09-19.

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