International Games System

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International Games System Co., Ltd.
鈊象電子
Type Public
Industry Computer and video game industry
Founded November 10, 1989
Headquarters No. 130 Wu-gong Rd., Wu-gu Industrial Park, Wugu District, New Taipei City, Taiwan 248, R.O.C.
Products Arcade game, Online game, and Mobile game
Revenue $NTD 692,539,930
Employees 850 (by the end of December, 2011)
Website www.igs.com.tw

International Games System (IGS; Chinese: 鈊象電子; pinyin: Xīnxiàng Diànzǐ) is a company based in Taiwan which develops video game software for the Arcade and PC. It was founded in 1989.

History[edit]

  • 1991:

IGS, International Games System Co., LTD was founded. Business items include: design, RD (Research and Development), manufacture, marketing, after-sale service for arcade games' software, hardware, and facilities.

  • 1992:

In that year developed their first combat game: "Alien Challenge".

  • 1993:

Successfully developed "Dragon World", their first intellectual game.

  • 1994:

IGS was ranked as one of the most excellent importer/exporter in Taiwan.

  • 1996:

The company developed the 2D system PolyGame Master (or PGM)
Successfully made "Oriental Legend", the first edition of a series of scrolling of combat game.

  • 1998:

IGS, first ranked at No. 943 among the best 1000 manufacturers in The World Magazine.
And then released "The Killing Blade", the first combat game for double players for the PGM system.

  • 1999:

The following year was instead first ranked at No. 1641, among the Cross-industrial business in The World Magazine (ranked at No. 903 among the best 1000 manufacturers).
Successfully IGS developed "Speed Driver", the first 3D racing game.
Unleashed "Knights of Valour", the PGM scrolling action game.

  • 2000:

New business item added: design and RD for PC game.
The first game developed for the new year was "Star 31", their first PC game.
Successfully unleashed two party arcade games: "Rock Fever", the first of a series of musical & rhythmic games, and then "Crazy Dancing", the first dancing machine.
Unleashed "Knights of Valour 2", the sequel of the first edition.

  • 2001:

The company released "Fighting Club", the world's first game machine for players to fight with both fists and legs.
Finally released "Rock Fever EX", an update of the first game of the series.

  • 2002:

IGS unleashed "Demon Front", a PGM scrolling shooting game.
Then released "Star 31 2002", the first game for PC Network.
Successfully unleashed "Rock Fever 3", the third edition of the series of musical & rhythmic games.

  • 2003:

Event to announce public listing.
New business item added: design, RD, marketing, and operation for online games.
For the new year IGS developed the system Touch Screen Game, or TSG.
Launched "Fong Shen", the first online game.
As their first touch screen game IGS launched "EZ Touch 2", the sequel of EZ Touch.
Successfully launched "EZ Touch 2 Plus", their first "online" touch screen game.
The company developed also their first Atomiswave game: "Knights of Valour: The Seven Spirits", a platform scrolling game with level pass.
And then the developed the first generation of medium manual roulette machine.
Launched "Rock Fever 4", and "Rock Fever 4 Remix", the last two edition of the series of Rock Fever.
Finally launched "The Gladiator", a scrolling motion game for PGM.

  • 2004:

Appilcation to get listed in the emerging stock market.
Granted with the The National Outstanding SMEs Award.
IGS established two subsidiaries: Hua Xiang Software Tech Co., Ltd, for online game developer, and Hong Xiang Network Technology Co., Ltd, instead for online game operator.
The first game developed in 2004 was "Game Tower", a platform for match making games.
Successfully developed "Star 31", the first online match making game. And then released "Percussion Master", the first musical drumming machine. The company, finally, released a 3D racing game entitled "Top Driver".

List of games[edit]

For Arcade[edit]

Classic series[edit]

  • Grand Tour (1993)
  • IQ-Block (1993)
  • PK Tetris (1993)
  • Alien Challenge [also named as Huáng Fēihóng] (1994)
  • Lord of Gun (1994)
  • Dàbǎn Chéng (1995)
  • Dragon World [also known as: China Dragon, Chūgoku Ryū, Dōngfāng Zhī Zhū, and Zhōngguó Lóng][1] (1995)
  • Genius (1996)
  • Champion List II[2] (1996)
  • Shùzì Lèyuán (1996)
  • Virtua Bowling (1996; licensed by Alta)
  • Dragon World II [also known as: China Dragon II, Chūgoku Ryū II, and Zhōngguó Lóng II] (1997; licensed by Alta)
  • Mahjong Tiān Jiàng Shén Bīng (1997)
  • Oriental Legend [also named as Xīyóu Shì È Chuán] (1997)
  • Dragon World 3 [also known as China Dragon 3, Chūgoku Ryū 3, and Zhōngguó Lóng 3] (1998)
  • Dragon World 3 EX [also known as China Dragon 3 EX, and Chūgoku Ryū 3 EX, and Zhōngguó Lóng 3 EX] (1998)
  • The Killing Blade [also known as Gōken Kyōtō, and Ào Jiàn Kuáng Dāo] (1998)
  • Mahjong Nenrikishu SP (1998)
  • Oriental Legend Special [also named as Xīyóu Shì È Chuán Super] (1998)
  • Knights of Valour [also known as Sangoku Senki, and Sānguó Zhàn Jì] (1999)
  • Knights of Valour Plus [also known as Knights of Valour in Three Kingdoms, Sangoku Senki Purasu, and Sānguó Zhàn Jì Zhèngzōng Plus] (1999)
  • Knights of Valour Superheroes [also known as Sangoku Senki Sūpāhīrō, and Sānguó Zhàn Jì - Fēngyún Zàiqǐ] (1999)
  • Photo Y2K [also named as Real and Fake] (1999)
  • Puzzle Star [also named as Móhuàn Xīngzuò] (1999)
  • Puzzli 2 (1999)
  • Big D2 (2000)
  • Dragon World 3 Special [also known as China Dragon 3 Special, and Chūgoku Ryū 3 Supesharu] (2000)
  • Knights of Valour 2 [also known as Sangoku Senki 2, and Sānguó Zhàn Jì 2] (2000)
  • Mǎn Guàn Fúxīng (2000)
  • Bee Storm: Do DonPachi II [also named as Nù Shǒulǐng Fēng II - Fēng Bào] (2001)
  • Dragon World 2001 [also known as China Dragon 4, Chūgoku Ryū 2001, and Zhōngguó Lóng 2001] (2001; licensed by Alta)
  • Dragon World: Pretty Chance [also known as China Dragon: Pretty Chance, and Chūgoku Ryū: Puriti Chansu] (2001; licensed by Alta)
  • Knights of Valour 2: Nine Dragons [also known as Sangoku Senki 2: Bushou Souha, and Sānguó Zhàn Jì 2 - Qúnxióng Zhēngbà] (2001)
  • Martial Masters [also known as Shin Li Chen, and Xíng Yì Quán] (2001; licensed by Andamiro)
  • Photo Y2K 2 [also named as Real and Fake 2] (2001)
  • Puzzli 2 Super (2001)
  • Demon Front [also named as Móyù Zhànxiàn] (2002)
  • Fong Shen Online (2002)
  • Shèngdàn Wúxiàn (2002)
  • The Gladiator [also known as The Road of Sword, and Dòuhuàn Kuáng] (2003; licensed by Alta)
  • Shén Jiàn (2003)
  • Happy 6-in-1 (2004)
  • Knights of Valour: The Seven Spirits [also known as Sangoku Senki: Shichisei Tensei, and Sānguó Zhàn Jì - Qīxīng Zhuǎnshēng] (2004)
  • Knights of Valour Superheroes Plus [also known as Sangoku Senki Sūpāhīrō Purasu, and Luànshì Xiāoxióng] (2004)
  • Oriental Legend Special Plus [also named as Xīyóu Shì È Chuán Super Plus] (2004)
  • Shiny 3-in-1 [also named as Flash 3-in-1] (2004)
  • Speed Driver (2004)
  • The Killing Blade Plus [also known as Gōken Kyōtō Purasu, and Ào Jiàn Kuáng Dāo Jiāqiáng Bǎn] (2005)
  • Spectral Vs Generation [also named as S.V.G.] (2005: co-produced with Idea Factory)
  • Speed Driver Evolution [also named as Top Driver Evolution] (2005)
  • Fearless Pinocchio (2006)
  • Fist Talks (2006)
  • Oriental Legend 2 [also named as Xīyóu Shì È Chuán 2] (2007)
  • Pirate Revenge (2007)
  • Knights of Valour 2: New Legend [also known as Sangoku Senki 2: New Legend, and Sānguó Zhàn Jì - Héngsǎo Qiān Jūn] (2008)
  • Nightmare Buster (2008)
  • Gold Captain (2009)
  • Ocean Force (2009)
  • Speed Rider (2009)
  • Speed Driver 2: Over Take (2009)
  • Submarine Crisis (2009)
  • Speed Driver 3: Crash Hour (2010)
  • Hero of Robots (2011)
  • Knights of Valour 3 [also known as Sangoku Senki 3, and Sānguó Zhàn Jì 3] (2011)
  • Lucky Fireworks (2011)
  • Power Truck (2011)
  • Speed Rider 2 (2011)
  • Around the World (2012)
  • Knights of Valour 3 HD [also known as Sangoku Senki 3 HD, and Sānguó Zhàn Jì 3 HD] (2012)
  • Speed Driver 4: World Fever (2012)

Redemption series[edit]

  • Crazy Dancing (2000)
  • Crazy Dancing EX (2001)
  • Fighting Club (2001)
  • Rock Fever EX (2001)
  • EZ Touch (2002)
  • Rock Fever 4 (2002)
  • EZ Touch 2 (2004)
  • Percussion Master (2004)
  • EZ Touch Global (2005)
  • Ghost Hunter (2005)
  • Hot Hand (2005)
  • Percussion Kids [also known as Tempo Kiddo] (2005)
  • Pirates (2005)
  • Rock Fever 3.5 MAX (2005)
  • Sky Hero (2005)
  • Super Kids (2005)
  • Wonder Boys (2005)
  • Rock Fever 5 (2006)
  • Global Touch 2007 (2007)
  • Global Touch 2007 Sigma (2007)
  • GoGoBall (2008)
  • Jungle Drummer (2008)
  • Mr. Bobby (2008)
  • Panda Family (2008)
  • Percussion Master 2008 (2008)
  • Ba Ba Car (2009)
  • Bu Bu Car (2009)
  • Bug Disposal (2009)
  • Cowboy Up (2009)
  • Fighting Theft (2009)
  • Fish Catcher (2009)
  • Fisher Man (2009)
  • Ghost Capture (2009)
  • Go!! Crazy Climber[3] (2009)
  • Go Go Doggy (2009)
  • Lucky Guess (2009)
  • Lucky Kiddy Series (2009)
  • Percussion Master 2 (2009)
  • Pirate Raiders (2009)
  • Rodeo (2009)
  • Rodeo King (2009)
  • Rodeo King Mini (2009)
  • Running Doggy (2009)
  • Sky Fighter (2009)
  • Slap It! (2009)
  • Super Ping-Pong (2009)
  • Tug of War (2009)
  • We Dancing Online (2009)
  • Ace Pitcher (2010)
  • Anger Explosion (2010)
  • Funny Kids Series (2010)
  • Vibraphone[4] (2010)
  • We Dancing Online 2 (2010)
  • Dolphin Island (2011)
  • Global Touch 2011 (2011)
  • Amazing Hammer (2012)
  • Funny Table (2012)
  • MuziBox (2012)
  • Percussion Master 3 (2012)
  • Turtle Stacker (2012)
  • Fish Lagoon (2013)
  • Turtle Adventures (2013)
  • EZ NET
  • EZ NET 2
  • EZ Touch Deluxe
  • EZ Touch Pro
  • Rock Fever
  • Rock Fever 2
  • Rock Fever 3
  • Rock Fever 4 Remix
  • Rock Fever EX Solo

Amusement series[edit]

  • Champion Poker [also known as Champion Skill] (1993)
  • Five Clown[5] (1993)
  • Golden Star[6] (1993)
  • Happy Jackie[7] (1993)
  • The Great Wall[8] (1994)
  • Lónghǔ Bǎng[9] (1995)
  • Mahjong Ryukobou (1995; the japanese version of Long Hu Bang)
  • Bingo Carnival[10] (1996)
  • Lónghǔ Bǎng II (1996)
  • Xìngyùn Mǎn Guàn[11] [also known as Wànlǐ Chángchéng][12] (1996)
  • Army Captain[13] (1997)
  • Jingle Bell (1997)
  • Mahjong Mǎn Guàn Dàhēng[14] (1997)
  • Mahjong Super Dà Mǎn Guàn II[15] (1997)
  • Mahjong Lónghǔ Zhēngbà 2[16] (1998)
  • Mahjong Shuānglóng Qiǎng Zhū 2[17] (1998)
  • Mahjong Mǎn Guàn Cáishén[18] (1998)
  • Cǎi Jīn Shénlóng[19] (1999)
  • Mahjong Lóngténg Hǔ Yuè[20] (1999)
  • Mahjong Mǎn Guàn Dàhēng 2[21] (1999; licensed by Saint Fun International)
  • Tarzan (1999)
  • Champion League [also known as New Champion Skill] (2000)
  • Extra Draw (2000)
  • American Derby[22] (2001)
  • Willy[23] (2001)
  • Animal Challenge[24] (2002)
  • Chess Challenge (2002)
  • Fruit Heaven (2002)
  • Jungle King 2002 (2002)
  • X'Mas 5[25] (2002)
  • Bingo Carnival II: Medal[26] [also known as Bingo Plus, and Skill Squares] (2003)
  • Jungle King 2004 (2004)
  • Mega Poker[27] (2004)
  • Texas Hold'em (2006)
  • Crazy Bugs [also known as Magic Tree, and Nudge a Bug] (2009)
  • Sports Party[28] [also known as All Stars] (2010)
  • Agent 008 (also known as Spy Games)
  • Alice in Wonderland (also known as The Looking Glass)
  • Bahamas
  • Cash TV Show (also known as Game Show)
  • Catch Me (also known as Getaway)
  • Chef Romance (also known as Chef Express)
  • Crazy Bugs II (also known as Krazy Keno)
  • Creepy Reels
  • Extra Draw II
  • Extra Draw III
  • Fruit 5
  • Fruit Paradise (also known as Lucky Cross)
  • Golden Maya (also known as Mayan Treasures)
  • Golden Roulette
  • Gone Fishin'
  • Happy Hours (also known as Cheers)
  • Haunted House (also known as Spooky Party)
  • Hyper Roulette
  • Icescape (also known as Ice Dreams)
  • Jungle 8 Line
  • Jungle King
  • Jungle King II Plus
  • Lord of Pirates (also known as Captain Jack, Nudge Jack, and Pirate Jack)
  • Magic 2 Steps
  • The Magician (also known as Hocus Pocus, and Magic Show)
  • Mahjong Lónghǔ Zhēngbà 3
  • Mahjong Lónghǔ Zhēngbà 4
  • Money Match Elite
  • Monster Family (also known as Midnight Castle)
  • Ocean Paradise
  • Olympic 5
  • Pirate Jack Sweepstakes
  • Poseidon
  • Royal 5+
  • Seasons Greetings (also known as Holiday Party)
  • Soccer 2006
  • Super 70's
  • Super Bugs Bonus
  • Super Derby 2
  • Super Poker
  • Super Roulette
  • Super Tarzan
  • Tarzan II Plus
  • Tarzan III
  • Texas Hold'em Elite
  • Triple Slot (also known as Superstar Nudge, and Triple Fever)
  • Tropical Fruit / Wild Fruit
  • Western Rush (also known as Frontier)
  • Wild Wild West (also known as Bandits, and Bounty Hunter)
  • V-Touch

Among the various amusement games some were also made in their "Plus" version, for titles such as Captain Jack (a.k.a Lord of Pirates), Magic Show (a.k.a The Magician), and Tarzan II.[29]

PC Game Online[edit]

  • Baby Flash
  • Bingo Joy
  • Eaven Online
  • Happy Valley
  • Lianliankan
  • NABI
  • NABI 2 - Xianjie
  • Star 31 Online
  • Star Dou Dezhu
  • Super Biyi Bi
  • Stud Card
  • Tycoon Slam
  • Vegas Fruit Slots
  • Oriental Legend Online

Mobile Game[edit]

  • Great Solitaire
  • Mega Bad
  • Panda BBQ
  • Rodeo King
  • Salon Boss

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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