Kaga Create

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KAGA CREATE CO., LTD.
加賀クリエイト株式会社
Industry Interactive entertainment, graphic design, web page production, new source production, merchandise development, event promotion
Predecessor(s) Digital Gain Co., Ltd.
Founded 1988-06-22 (Naxat), 1999-10-18 (Digital Gain)
Headquarters Century Tower, Bunkyo, Tokyo, Japan
Key people Tomoyasu Kato (President of directors)
Products Alien Crush, Devil's Crush, Psychosis, Super Gomoku Narabe Renju
Employees 13 (as of 2008-03-31)
Parent Kaga Electronics (100% stake)
Website http://www.kaga-create.co.jp/

Kaga Create Co.,Ltd. is a Japan-based video game developing and publishing division of Kaga Electronics.

The company initially released games for the PC Engine (known as the TurboGrafx in the USA). It later released titles for a wide array of gaming systems, including the Game Boy, the Super Nintendo Entertainment System, the Dreamcast, the 3DO, the PlayStation, the Sega Saturn, and the PC-FX. The company's releases stopped around 2005, with their final games primarily being re-releases of TurboGrafx titles on the Wii.

History[edit]

Kaga's video game division was founded in 1988-06-22 under the name 'Naxat'. The company is named from backward spelling of Taxan, which is a brand owned by its parent company.

In 1998, the company was renamed to Kaga Tech Co., Ltd, but the video games were still sold under the Naxat Soft brand.

In 1999-10-18, Digital Gain Co., Ltd. was established, which was responsible for developing Naxat Soft titles.

In 2005-02-24, Kaga Electronics announced the merger of KAGA TECH CO., LTD. and KANTO AUTOMATION Co., Ltd., which would take effect on 2005-04-01. Under the terms of merger, the Amusement Machines Development Business of KAGA TECH CO., LTD. would be transferred to the Specific Industry Sales Headquarters of KAGA ELECTRONICS, the Entrust Business for Game Software Development to the Digital Media Lab., Inc. (100% subsidiary of Kaga Electronics), and the Game Software Development Business to the subsidiary DIGITAL GAIN CO., LTD.[1]

In 2007-04-25, Kaga Electronics announced Digital Gain Co., Ltd. would be renamed to Kaga Create Co., Ltd., which took effect on 2007-5-1.[2] At the time of renaming, the company's business was expanded to graphic design, web page production, new source production, merchandise development, event promotion. It develops software for Pionesoft, Alchemist, Milestone Inc.

Subsidiaries[edit]

CyberFront Corporation (株式会社サイバーフロント): In April 2010, Kaga Electronics Co., Ltd. acquired 51% of CyberFront Corporation, and became a subsidiary of Kaga Electronics. In March 2013, Kaga Electronics Co., Ltd. acquired the remaining shares of CyberFront Corporation. In 2013-12-19, Kaga Electronics Co., Ltd. announced the dissolution of CyberFront Corporation following the discovery of inadequacies of CyberFront's intellectual property contracts and claims by business partners denying existence of such rights, and CyberFront Corporation founder Shinji Fujiwara's lack of cooperation in the investigation.[3][4] As a result of dissolution, sales of Saints Row IV, Europa Universalis IV, WRC FIA World Rally Championship 4 were cancelled; and the sales of Tokyo Shinseiroku Operation Abyss was indefinitely delayed.[5] Sales of titles at PlayStation Store was terminated from 2014-01-21 to 2014-01-31,[6] followed by sales termination at Xbox 360 Marketplace from 2014-01-25.[7]

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