AQ Interactive

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AQ Interactive, Inc.
株式会社AQインタラクティブ
Former type Kabushiki gaisha (Defunct)
Industry Video game industry
Fate Merged with Marvelous Entertainment and Liveware
Successors Marvelous AQL
Founded October 1, 2005
Defunct October 5, 2011[1]
Headquarters Tokyo, Japan
Key people Shuichi Motoda, CEO
Products Video games
Employees 393 (as of March 2010)
Subsidiaries Refer to subsidiary
Website www.aqi.co.jp

AQ Interactive, Inc. was a Japanese video game developer and publisher. AQ stands for Artistic Quality. It was the parent company of the developers Artoon, Cavia and feelplus, and most recently the U.S. publisher Xseed Games. AQ Interactive and its subsidiaries produced games both under the AQ Interactive name, as well as developing for other publishers such as Microsoft Game Studios and Nintendo.

History[edit]

AQ Interactive was founded on October 1, 2005 when Cavia, established on March 1, 2000, changed its name and became a holding company responsible for the management of subsidiary companies as well as sales and promotion of video game software. The old company's game planning & development business became Cavia Inc. which remained a subsidiary of AQI, until July 2010, when Cavia was re-absorbed as a part of AQI.[2]

It published its first game in November 2005, the Xbox 360 launch title Tetris: The Grand Master ACE.

On March 12, 2009, AQ Interactive, Inc. announced relocating its headquarters to Shinagawa, Tokyo, between June and August 2009.[3]

On March 26, 2009, AQ Interactive, Inc. announced the establishment of its mobile contents and overseas business divisions, effective on April 1, 2009.[4]

In August 2010, AQ Interactive merged and relocated the Artoon, feelplus, Cavia web sites into a single AQI Development product page.[5]

On March 31, 2011, AQ Interactive, Inc. announced merging its software and amusement business departments into consumer business department.[6]

In June 23, 2011, AQ Interactive, Inc. announced its merger with Marvelous Entertainment and Liveware, effective on October 1, 2011.[7]

Subsidiaries[edit]

  • XSEED JKS, Inc.: On May 15, 2007, AQ Interactive, Inc. announced the acquisition of XSEED JKS, Inc., with share transfer before June 2007.[8][9] On May 1, 2009, AQ Interactive, Inc. announced increasing its stake of XSEED JKS, Inc. from 55.0% (486636 shares) to 90.0% (766859 shares) on the day of announcement.[10]
  • LINKTHINK Inc. (株式会社リンクシンク): On April 16, 2009, AQ Interactive, Inc. announced the acquisition of LINKTHINK Inc., effective on April 16, 2009. AQ Interactive, Inc. would own 66.8% stake (1030 shares) of the subsidiary.[11][12] On November 6, 2009, AQ Interactive, Inc. announced increasing its stake of LINKTHINK Inc. to 100% (1540 shares).[13]

Former subsidiaries[edit]

  • Microcabin Corporation (株式会社マイクロキャビン): On 2008-05-09, AQ Interactive, Inc. announced the acquisition of Microcabin Corporation via share purchase, with trade on May 16, 2008.[14] On January 14, 2011, AQ Interactive, Inc. announced selling its 85% stake (312704 shares) of Microcabin Corporation to Fields Corporation (フィールズ株式会社), and Microcabin Corporation became a consolidated subsidiary of Fields Corporation.[15][16][17][18]
  • feelplus Inc. (株式会社フィールプラス): A carryover subsidiary of cavia inc. On April 28, 2011, AQ Interactive, Inc. announced merging feelplus Inc. into AQ Interactive, Inc., effective on August 1, 2011.[19]
  • Cavia Inc. (株式会社キャビア): On April 28, 2011, AQ Interactive, Inc. announced merging Cavia Inc. into AQ Interactive, Inc., effective on August 1, 2011.[19]
  • Artoon (株式会社アートゥーン): On April 28, 2011, AQ Interactive, Inc. announced merging Artoon into AQ Interactive, Inc., effective on August 1, 2011.[19]

Released games[edit]

The following are games published by AQ Interactive.

Arcade
PlayStation 2
PlayStation 3
PlayStation Portable
Wii
Nintendo DS
Nintendo 3DS
Xbox 360
Browser game
iPhone

Developed games[edit]

Wii
Nintendo 3DS
PlayStation 3

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Marvelous AQL Celebrates Consolidation with Party and New Title Announcement Press Conference". Adriansang. Retrieved 6 October 2011. 
  2. ^ Darryl (2010-07-12). "NieR To Be Cavia's Last Title, Company Ceases". Gaming Union. Retrieved 2011-03-17. 
  3. ^ 本店移転に関するお知らせ
  4. ^ 組織変更および人事異動のお知らせ
  5. ^ "Artoon And Feelplus Also Absorbed Into AQ Interactive". siliconera. Retrieved 13 October 2011. 
  6. ^ 組織変更および人事異動のお知らせ
  7. ^ 株式会社マーベラスエンターテイメント、株式会社AQインタラクティブ及び株式会社ライブウェアの合併に関するお知らせ
  8. ^ XSEED JKS,Inc.の株式の取得(子会社化)に関するお知らせ
  9. ^ XSEED JKS,Inc.の株式の取得(子会社化)完了のお知らせ
  10. ^ 子会社株式の追加取得に関するお知らせ
  11. ^ 株式会社リンクシンクの株式の取得(子会社化)に関するお知らせ
  12. ^ AQインタラクティブ、「ウェブカレ」のリンクシンクを子会社化
  13. ^ 子会社株式の追加取得に関するお知らせ
  14. ^ 株式会社マイクロキャビンの株式の取得(子会社化)に関するお知らせ
  15. ^ 子会社の異動(株式譲渡)及びこれに伴う特別損益の計上並びに業績予想の修正に関するお知らせ
  16. ^ 子会社化(株式会社マイクロキャビンの株式取得)に係る株式会社AQインタラクティブとの株式譲渡契約締結に関するお知らせ
  17. ^ Notification regarding a Share Transfer Agreement on the Acquisition of Shares Held by AQ INTERACTIVE INC. in MICROCABIN CORP. to Make It a Subsidiary of Fields Corporation
  18. ^ マイクロキャビンをパチンコ機販売のフィールズが子会社化
  19. ^ a b c 子会社株式の追加取得に関するお知らせ

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