Human Entertainment

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Human Corporation
Industry Video game industry
Founded May 1983
Defunct January 2000
Headquarters Japan
Products Dance Aerobics
Laplace no Ma
Fire Pro Wrestling
Super Formation Soccer
Human Grand Prix
Clock Tower
Final Match Tennis
Mizzurna Falls

Human Corporation (ヒューマン株式会社 Hyūman kabushiki gaisha) was a Japanese computer and video game developer and publisher. The company produced games for a number of platforms, including Dreamcast, Game Boy, Nintendo 64, TurboGrafx-16, PC (Windows), PlayStation, Saturn, Sega CD, Super NES, TurboGrafx-CD, and WonderSwan.

The company is known for originating the popular Fire Pro Wrestling series of games, as well as the Super Formation Soccer sports game, Final Match Tennis and Human Grand Prix racing video game. They are also known for developing the first music rhythm video game Dance Aerobics (1987), early survival horror games such as Laplace no Ma (1987) and the Clock Tower series, and the early open world adventure game Mizzurna Falls (1998).

History[edit]

In 1999-11-01, Human Corporation began to negotiate restructure with Tokyo Hachiōji district court over the approximately 4 billion yen outstanding debt. As part of the deal, the game creator school subsidiary was to be transferred.[1] At the same time, the rights of Fire Pro Wrestling series, Twilight Syndrome series, Bakusou Dekotora series went to Spike Co., Ltd.[2][3]

In January 2000, Human Corporation was declared bankrupt for failing to negotiate for a restructuring deal over the 3.79 billion yen (as of November 1999) outstanding debt.[4]

Former Human members went on to form different development teams including Nude Maker, Sandlot, Spike and notable member Goichi Suda formed his own company, Grasshopper Manufacture, with former members.

Subsidiaries[5][edit]

  • HUMAN INTERNATIONAL CO. LTD.: Human Corporation's Hong Kong branch office.
  • HUMAN ENTERTAINMENT INC: Human Corporation's San Francisco branch office, established in January 1994.

Former subsidiaries[edit]

  • HUNEX CO., LTD. (ヒューネックス株式会社): Established in October 1992 with NEC Home Electronics.
  • HUMAN CREATIVE SCHOOL (ヒューマンクリエイティブスクール): A game creator school established in April 1990. In January 2000, the operating rights of HUMAN CREATIVE SCHOOL was transferred to Dodwell B.M.S. Ltd.[6] In 2000-04-01, the school was renamed to Pasonasoftbank Creative School (パソナソフトバンク クリエイティブ スクール). Following the name change of Pasonasoftbank to Profecio in August 2001, the school was renamed to ProfecioCreativeSchool (プロフェシオクリエイティブスクール). Enrollment was stopped in 2002 due to low enrollment rate, followed by the school's closure in March 2003.[7]
  • Human Computer Kids School (ヒューマンコンピュータキッズスクール): Established in May 1994.

Games[edit]

Developed by Human Entertainment[edit]

Game Boy[edit]

Nintendo Entertainment System[edit]

Nintendo 64[edit]

PC Engine[edit]

PC (Windows)[edit]

PlayStation[edit]

  • Bakuso Dekotora Densetsu: Art Truck Battle (released June 24, 1998)
  • Clock Tower: The First Fear (released July 17, 1997)
  • Clock Tower (released December 13, 1996 as Clock Tower 2)
  • Clock Tower II: The Struggle Within (released March 12, 1998 as Clock Tower: Ghost Head)
  • The Conveni: Ano Machi o Dokusen Seyo (released March 28, 1997)
  • The Conveni 2: Zenkoku Chain Tenkai da! (released December 18, 1997)
  • The Conveni Special (released March 12, 1998)
  • Fire Pro Wrestling G (released 2000)
  • Formation Soccer '97: The Road to France (released June 27, 1997)
  • Formation Soccer '98: Ganbare Nippon in France (released June 4, 1998)
  • Hyper Final Match Tennis (released March 22, 1996)
  • Hyper Formation Soccer (released October 13, 1995)
  • Mizzurna Falls (released 1998)
  • Remote Control Dandy (released July 22, 1999)
  • The Firemen 2: Pete & Danny (released December 22, 1995)
  • Vanguard Bandits (released July 27, 2000)

Sega Saturn[edit]

Sega CD[edit]

Sega Mega Drive (Genesis)[edit]

Super NES (Super Famicom)[edit]

TurboGrafx/Duo/PC Engine[edit]

Published by Human Entertainment[edit]

Dreamcast[edit]

Game Boy[edit]

Nintendo 64[edit]

PC Engine[edit]

PC (Windows)[edit]

PlayStation[edit]

Saturn[edit]

Super NES[edit]

TurboGrafx/Duo/PC Engine[edit]

WonderSwan[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]