Artdink

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ARTDINK CORPORATION
株式会社アートディンク
Type Kabushiki gaisha
Industry Video game industry
Founded April 21, 1986[1]
Headquarters Tokyo, Japan
Key people Tatsuo Nagahama (President)[1]
Website www.artdink.co.jp

Artdink (株式会社アートディンク?) is a Japanese developer of video games, based in Tsukishima, Tokyo.

By far Artdink's biggest international success was the award-winning A-Train (known in Japan as A Ressha de Ikou, or "Take the A-Train") strategy game released for the PC and Amiga, which was published by SimCity creators Maxis. An NES version was also developed, but it never saw release outside of Japan. Artdink have released several sequels to this game, the most recent being A-Train HX for the Xbox 360 and Windows.

A few other Artdink titles have seen US and PAL release from various publishers, including Aquanaut's Holiday (Sony), Carnage Heart (Sony), Turnabout (Natsume/Zoo Digital), Tail of the Sun (Sony), AIV Global: Evolution (Sony) and No One Can Stop Mr. Domino (Acclaim/JVC) for the PlayStation. Despite critical acclaim, none of these titles have achieved mainstream success due to their unconventional nature.

Recently the European publisher Midas Interactive has obtained the rights to some of Artdink's PlayStation 2 games and published versions localised in English and other languages in PAL countries. Games released by Midas include Golful Golf (Mr. Golf), The Seed, Buchigire Kongou (Battle Construction Vehicles), and A Ressha de Ikou 6 (A-Train 6).

Games[edit]

1988-1989
A-Ressha de Ikou II (Sharp X68000)
A-Ressha de Ikou II: Shin Map (Sharp X68000)
Double Eagle (Sharp X68000)
Double Eagle: Tricky Hole (Sharp X68000)
How Many Robots? (MSX, Sharp X68000)
Daikairei: Dai Nippon Teikoku Kaigun no Kiseki (Sharp X68000)
Daikairei: Nankai to Shitou (Sharp X68000)
Daikairei: Power Kit to Shin Scenario Make Kit (Sharp X68000)
Railroad Empire (PC)
1990-1999
A-Ressha de Ikou II: Gentei Okaidoku Han (Sharp X68000)
Daikairei: Dai Nippon Teikoku Gentei Okaidokuban (Sharp X68000)
Daikairei: Nankai no Shitou Gentei Okaidokuban (Sharp X68000)
Daikairei: Nankai no Shitou Tsuika Scenario (Sharp X68000)
Daikairei: Tsuika Scenario (Sharp X68000)
Eikan wa Kimi ni: Koukou Yakyuu Zenkoku Taikai (Sharp X68000)
Far Side Moon: Chikyuu Boueidan 2 (Sharp X68000)
Kikou Shidan (Sharp X68000)
A-Ressha de Ikou (NES)
A-Ressha de Ikou III (Sharp X68000)
A-Ressha de Ikou III Map Construction (Sharp X68000)
A-Ressha de Ikou III Map Construction Shin Map Tsuki (Sharp X68000)
The Atlas (NEC PC98)
The Atlas HD Senyou Ban (NEC PC98)
A-Ressha de Ikou III (Turbo CD)
The Atlas 2 (NEC PC98)
A-Ressha de Ikou IV (NEC PC98, Sony PlayStation)
The Atlas: Renaissance Voyager (Turbo CD)
Eikan wa Kimi ni: Koukou Yakyuu Zenkoku Taikai (Turbo CD)
A-Ressha de Ikou III Super Version (Super Nintendo)
The Atlas (Super Nintendo)
Aquanaut's Holiday (Sony PlayStation)
Lunatic Dawn FX (PC-FX)
A-Train (Sony PlayStation)
Aquanaut's Holiday (Sony PlayStation)
Tail of the Sun (Sony PlayStation)
ToPoLo (Sony PlayStation)
A-Ressha de Ikou V (Sony PlayStation)
A-Train (Sony PlayStation)
C.E.O. (PC)
Carnage Heart EZ: Easy Zapping (Sony PlayStation)
Kaze no Notam (Sony PlayStation)
Kowloon's Gate (Sony PlayStation)
Colony Wars (Sony PlayStation)
The Conveni Special (Sony PlayStation)
The FamiRes (Sony PlayStation)
Lunatic Dawn III (Sony PlayStation)
Navit (Sony PlayStation)
Neo Atlas (Sony PlayStation)
No One Can Stop Mr. Domino (Sony PlayStation)
Ogre Battle: The March of the Black Queen (Sony PlayStation)
SimCity 2000 (Sony PlayStation)
Susume! Kaizoku (Sony PlayStation)
Zeus: Carnage Heart Second (Sony PlayStation)
Vampire: Kyuuketsuki Densetsu (Sony PlayStation)
Aquanaut no Kyuujitsu: Memories of Summer 1996 (Sony PlayStation)
A-Ressha de Ikou Z: Mezase! Tairiku Oudan (Sony PlayStation)
Aquanaut no Kyuujitsu 2 (Sony PlayStation)
Eikan wa Kimi ni 4 (Sony PlayStation)
Neo Atlas II (Sony PlayStation)
Zeus II: Carnage Heart (Sony PlayStation)
Lunatic Dawn Odyssey (Sony PlayStation)
Tactics Ogre (Sony PlayStation)
2000-2009
Carnage Heart (Sony PlayStation)
A-Train 6 (Sony PlayStation 2)
Turnabout (Sony PlayStation)
BCV: Battle Construction Vehicles (Sony PlayStation 2)
Lagnacure Legend (Sony PlayStation)
Eikan wa Kimi ni: Koushien e no Michi (Sony PlayStation 2)
Kowloon's Gate (Sony PlayStation)
Mahjong Gokuu Taisei (Sony PlayStation 2)
Neo Atlas III (Sony PlayStation 2)
Lunatic Dawn Tempest (Sony PlayStation 2)
A-Ressha de Ikou 2001 (Sony PlayStation 2)
Basic Studio: Powerful Game Koubou (Sony PlayStation 2)
Mr. Golf (Sony PlayStation 2)
Train Kit for A-Ressha de Ikou 2001 (Sony PlayStation 2)
Shenseiki Evangelion Typing E-Keikaku (Sony PlayStation 2)
Eikan wa Kimi ni: Koushien no Hasha (Sony PlayStation 2)
Gendai Yougo no Kiso Chishiki 2001 (Sony PlayStation 2)
Katei no Igaku TV Ware Series (Sony PlayStation 2)
The Seed: WarZone (Sony PlayStation 2)
Nihongo Daijiten (Sony PlayStation 2)
Pro Atlas for TV: Zengokuban (Sony PlayStation 2)
Pro Atlas for TV: Kinki (Sony PlayStation 2)
Pro Atlas for TV: Shutoken (Sony PlayStation 2)
Pro Atlas for TV: Toukai (Sony PlayStation 2)
A-Ressha de Ikou 2001 Perfect Set (Sony PlayStation 2)
Motto Golful Golf (Sony PlayStation 2)
Carnage Heart (Sony PlayStation)
The FamiRes (Sony PlayStation)
A-Ressha de Ikou 5 (Sony PlayStation)
Carnage Heart EZ: Easy Zapping (Sony PlayStation)
A-Ressha de Ikou Z: Mezase! Tairiku Oudan (Sony PlayStation)
Eikan wa Kimi ni 2004: Koushien no Kodou (Sony PlayStation 2)
Gundam Battle Tactics (Sony PlayStation Portable)
Zipang (Sony PlayStation 2)
A-Train HX (Microsoft Xbox 360)
Carnage Hearts Portable (Sony PlayStation Portable)
Gundam Battle Royale (Sony PlayStation Portable)
Lisa to Issho ni Tairiku Oudan: A-Ressha de Ikou (Sony PlayStation Portable)
Gundam Battle Chronicle (Sony PlayStation Portable)
Aquanaut's Holiday: Kakusareta Kiroku (Sony PlayStation 3)
Macross Ace Frontier (Sony PlayStation Portable)
A-Ressha de Ikou DS (Nintendo DS)
Gundam Battle Universe (Sony PlayStation Portable)
Macross Ultimate Frontier (Sony PlayStation Portable)
2010
A-Ressho de Ikou DS: Navigation Pack (Nintendo DS)
A-Train 9 (PC)
Carnage Heart EXA (Sony PlayStation Portable)
Gundam Assault Survive (Sony PlayStation Portable)
Macross Trial Frontier (Sony PlayStation 3)^1
^1Included with the "Gekijouban Macross F: Itsuwarino Utahime" movie/game Hybrid Pack.
2011
Macross Triangle Frontier (Sony PlayStation Portable)
Macross Last Frontier (Sony PlayStation 3)^2
^2Included with the "Gekijouban Macross F: Sayonara no Tsubasa" movie/game Hybrid Pack.
2012
A-Ressha de Ikou 3D (Nintendo 3DS)
Bipedal Movement Simulation (Sony PlayStation 3)
Gundam Seed Battle Destiny (Sony PlayStation Vita)
Macross ??? (Sony PlayStation 3) ^3
^3Included with the "Choujikuu Yousai Macross: Ai Oboete Imasu ka" movie/game Hybrid Pack.
2013
Battle Robot Damashii (Sony PlayStation Portable)
Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z (Sony PlayStation 3, Sony PlayStation Vita, Microsoft Xbox 360)
Puella Magi Madoka Magica: The Battle Pentagram (Sony PlayStation Vita)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Artdink Company Summary". www.artdink.co.jp. Artdink. Retrieved 29 October 2014. 

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