Game Freak

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Game Freak, Inc.
株式会社ゲームフリーク
Type Private
Industry Video game
Founded April 26, 1989
Headquarters 〒 154-0004, No. 1 chome, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo Taishido Carrot Tower 22F Japan
Key people

Satoshi Tajiri (founder)
Ken Sugimori (Pokémon art director)

Junichi Masuda (Pokémon game director)
Products Games for Nintendo video game consoles
Employees 73 (as of April 2014)[1]
Parent Nintendo
Subsidiaries Nintendo
Website gamefreak.co.jp

Game Freak, Inc. (株式会社ゲームフリーク Kabushiki gaisha Gēmu Furīku?) (officially stylized as "GAME FREAK inc." and also as "GAMEFREAK inc.") is a Japanese video game developer that creates games exclusively for Nintendo. It is well-known within the video game industry for developing the Pokémon series of role-playing video games.

History[edit]

The covers of several issues of Game Freak

Game Freak was originally a self-published official gaming magazine created by Satoshi Tajiri, and Ken Sugimori in the 1980s. Tajiri wrote and edited the text and Sugimori illustrated. On April 26, 1989, Tajiri and Sugimori started a video game development company with the same name.[2][3][4][5] Nowadays Nintendo holds 53% of the actions of the company. One of Game Freak's first games was Famicom action/puzzle game Quinty, which was released in North America as Mendel Palace. Its most popular series, Pokémon (ポケモン Pokemon?)—the romanized contraction of the Japanese brand Pocket Monsters (ポケットモンスター Poketto Monsutā?)[6]—is published by Nintendo in Japan, North America and Europe.[7]

Developed games[edit]

Game Boy[edit]

Game Boy Color[edit]

Game Boy Advance[edit]

Nintendo DS[edit]

Nintendo 3DS[edit]

PlayStation[edit]

  • Click Medic (1999, Sony)

Family Computer/Nintendo Entertainment System[edit]

Super Famicom/Super Nintendo Entertainment System[edit]

  • BUSHI Seiryūden: Futari no Yūsha (1997, T&E Soft)
  • Mario & Wario (1993, Nintendo)
  • Smart Ball / Jerry Boy (1991, Sony)
  • Smart Ball 2 / Jerry Boy 2 (1994, Sony)
  • Nontan to Issho: Kuru Kuru Puzzle (1994, Victor Interactive)

PC-Engine[edit]

  • Bazaar de Gosāru no Game de Gosāru (1996, NEC)

Sega Mega Drive[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "会社概要" (in Japanese). Game Freak Inc. Retrieved 2012-12-07. 
  2. ^ Kohler, Chris (2010-04-19). "Pokémon Creators' Fanzine Fetches High Price". Wired. 
  3. ^ "COLUMN: 'Game Mag Weaseling': Just Checking In". GameSetWatch. 
  4. ^ Previous post Next post (2010-04-19). "Pokémon Creators’ Fanzine Fetches High Price | GameLife". Wired.com. Retrieved 2010-11-16. 
  5. ^ Gifford, Kevin (2008-04-07). "COLUMN: 'Game Mag Weaseling': Just Checking In". GameSetWatch. Retrieved 2010-11-16. 
  6. ^ Swider, Matt. "The Pokemon Series Pokedex". Gaming Target. Gaming Target. Retrieved February 28, 2007. 
  7. ^ Game Freak

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