Idea Factory

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Idea Factory
Type Kabushiki gaisha
Industry Internet Content
Video games
Founded Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan (October 26, 1994 (1994-10-26))
Headquarters Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Area served Japan
Key people Koichi Ota (Chairman)
Products Game-related Products
Employees 104 (As of September 30, 2009)
Subsidiaries Compile Heart
Otomate
Design Factory
Website http://www.ideaf.co.jp/
http://www.ideafintl.com/

Idea Factory (アイディアファクトリー) is a Japanese video game developer and publisher founded by former employees of Data East on October 26, 1994 headed by company president Koichi Ota and vice president Shingo Kuwana.

Idea Factory's role-playing games are known for their complexity and difficulty.[1]

On 30 September 2013, Idea Factory opened their international branch based in California, under the name Idea Factory International, Inc.[2]

A subsection of Idea Factory develops otome games, under the name of Otomate.

Games published[edit]

Year Title Systems Publisher
1997 Spectral Force PS Idea Factory
1998 Spectral Force 2 PS Idea Factory
1999 Spectral Force: Itoshiki Ja'aku (Lovely Wickedness) PS Idea Factory
2003 Shinseiki Genso: Spectral Souls PS2 Idea Factory
2003 Black Stone: Magic & Steel Xbox Xicat Interactive
2003 Generation of Chaos Exceed GameCube Idea Factory
2004 Spectral Force: Radical Elements PS2 Idea Factory
2005 Hametsu no Mars PS2 Idea Factory
2005 Shinki Gensou Spectral Souls II PS2 Idea Factory
2005 Spectral Force Chronicle PS2 Idea Factory
2005 Spectral Souls: Resurrection of the Ethereal Empires PSP NIS
2005 It's a Game Now! Dokuro-chan PS2 Idea Factory
2006 Blazing Souls PS2
PSP
Idea Factory
2006 Chaos Wars PS2 Idea Factory
O3 Entertainment
2006 Hiiro no Kakera DS
PS2
Idea Factory
2006 Generation of Chaos PS2
PSP
NIS
2006 Rec: Doki Doki Seiyū Paradise PS2 Idea Factory
2006 Spectral Force 3: Innocent Rage Xbox 360 Idea Factory
Atlus
2007 Aedis Eclipse: Generation of Chaos PSP NIS
2007 Absolute: Blazing Infinity Xbox 360 Idea Factory
2007 Apocalypse: Desire Next Xbox 360 Idea Factory
2007 Diario: Rebirth Moon Legend Xbox 360 Idea Factory
2007 Mist of Chaos PS3 Idea Factory
2007 Record of Agarest War PS3 Xbox 360 Compile Heart
Red Entertainment
2007 Spectral Gene PS2 Idea Factory
2008 Spectral Force Genesis DS Idea Factory
Ignition Entertainment
2009 Nuga-Cel! PS2 Idea Factory
Lupinus
2010 Desert Kingdom PS2 Idea Factory
Otomate
2010 Natsuzora no Monologue PS2 Idea Factory
Otomate
2010 Motto Nuga-Cel! PSP Idea Factory
Lupinus
2010 Trinity Universe PlayStation 3 Idea Factory
NIS America
2011 Amnesia PSP Idea Factory
Otomate
2012 Brothers Conflict : Passion Pink PSP Idea Factory
Otomate
2012 Diabolik Lovers PSP Idea Factory
Otomate
2012 Amnesia Later PSP Idea Factory
Otomate
2012 Sweet Fuse PSP Idea Factory
Otomate
Aksys Games
2012 Black Wolves Saga -Last Hope- PSP Idea Factory
Otomate
2013 Desert Kingdom Portable PSP Idea Factory
Otomate
2013 Natsuzora no Monologue Portable PSP Idea Factory
Otomate
2013 Norn9 ~Norn + Nonette~ PSP Idea Factory
Otomate
2013 Princess Arthur PSP Idea Factory
Otomate
2013 Amnesia Crowd PSP Idea Factory
Otomate
2013 Brothers Conflict : Brilliant Blue PSP Idea Factory
Otomate
2013 Shiratsuyu no Kai PSP Idea Factory
Otomate
2013 Kamigami no Asobi PSP Idea Factory
Otomate
2013 Snow Bound Land PSP Idea Factory
Otomate
2013 Jewelic Nightmare PSP Idea Factory
Otomate
2013 Diabolik Lovers : More BLood PSP Idea Factory
Otomate
2014 Gakuen K -Wonderful School Days- PSP Idea Factory
Otomate
2014 Hakuōki Sweet School Life PS Vita Idea Factory
Otomate
2014 Monster Monpiece PS Vita Idea Factory
2014 Amnesia World PS Vita Idea Factory
Otomate
2014 Chronostacia PSP Idea Factory
Otomate
2014 Norn9 Last Era PSP Idea Factory
Otomate
2014 Enkeltbillet PSP Idea Factory
Otomate

Games developed[edit]

Year Title Systems Developer
1998 Spectral Force 2 PS Idea Factory
2003 Shinseiki Genso: Spectral Souls PS2 Idea Factory
2003 Generation of Chaos Exceed GameCube Idea Factory
2004 Tenkuu Danzai Skelter Heaven PS2 Idea Factory
2005 Hametsu no Mars PS2 Idea Factory
2005 Shinki Gensou Spectral Souls II PS2 Idea Factory
2005 Spectral Force 2 PS2 Idea Factory
2006 Blazing Souls PS2 Idea Factory
2006 Chaos Wars PS2 Idea Factory
2006 Hiiro no Kakera DS
PS2
Idea Factory
2006 Rec: Doki Doki Seiyū Paradise PS2 Idea Factory
2006 Spectral Force 3: Innocent Rage Xbox 360 Idea Factory
2007 Absolute: Blazing Infinity Xbox 360 Idea Factory
2007 Apocalypse: Desire Next Xbox 360 Idea Factory
2007 Diario: Rebirth Moon Legend Xbox 360 Idea Factory
2007 Mist of Chaos PS3 Idea Factory
2007 Spectral Gene PS2 Idea Factory
2007 Uwasa no Midori-kun!! Natsu Iro Striker DS Idea Factory
2008 Uwasa no Midori-kun!! Futari no Midori!? DS Idea Factory
2010 Ore no Yome: Anata Dake no Hanayome Xbox 360 Idea Factory
2010 Trinity Universe PlayStation 3 Idea Factory, Nippon Ichi Software, Gust Corporation
2011 Hyperdimension Neptunia PlayStation 3 Idea Factory, Compile Heart, Nippon Ichi Software, Gust Corporation
2011 Spectral Souls Android Idea Factory
2012 Hyperdimension Neptunia Mk2 PlayStation 3 Idea Factory, Compile Heart, Nippon Ichi Software, Gust Corporation, 5pb., Comcept
2013 Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory PlayStation 3 Idea Factory, Compile Heart
2013 Agarest: Generations of War PC Idea Factory, Compile Heart, RED Entertainment
2013 Sorcery Saga: Curse of the Great Curry God PlayStation Vita Idea Factory, Compile Heart, ZeroDiv

Subsidiaries[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lada, Jenni (4 March 2011). "Important Importables: Idea Factory". TechnologyTell. Retrieved 5 May 2013. 
  2. ^ 2013-09-30, Idea Factory, The Company Behind Hakuoki And Neptunia, Opens U.S. Branch, Siliconera