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Game Freak logo
|Founded||April 26, 1989|
|Headquarters||〒 154-0004, No. 1 chome, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo Taishido Carrot Tower 22F Japan|
|Key people||Junichi Masuda (Pokémon game director)|
|Products||Games for Nintendo video game consoles|
|Employees||73 (as of April 2014)|
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.
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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. 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?)—is published by Nintendo in Japan, North America and Europe.
- Yoshi (Mario & Yoshi) (1991, Nintendo)
- Nontan to Issho! Kuru-Kuru Puzzle (1994, Victor Interactive)
- Pocket Monsters Red and Green (1996, Nintendo)
- Pocket Monsters Blue (1996, Nintendo)
- Pokémon Red and Blue (1996, Nintendo)
- Pokémon Yellow (1998, Nintendo)
Game Boy Color
Game Boy Advance
- Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire (2002, Nintendo)
- Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen (2004, Nintendo)
- Pokémon Emerald (2004, Nintendo)
- Drill Dozer (2005, Nintendo)
- Pokémon Diamond and Pearl (2006, Nintendo)
- Pokémon Platinum (2008, Nintendo)
- Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver (2009, Nintendo)
- Pokémon Black and White (2010, Nintendo)
- Pokémon Black 2 and White 2 (2012, Nintendo)
- Click Medic (1999, Sony)
Family Computer/Nintendo Entertainment System
- Yoshi/Mario & Yoshi (1991, Nintendo)
- Mendel Palace/Quinty (1989) Namco (Japan), (1990) Hudson Soft (U.S)
Super Famicom/Super Nintendo Entertainment System
- 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)
- Bazaar de Gosāru no Game de Gosāru (1996, NEC)
Sega Mega Drive
- "会社概要" (in Japanese). Game Freak Inc. Retrieved 2012-12-07.
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