Pax Softnica(パックスソフトニカ,Pakkusu Sofutonika?) is a Japanesevideo game developer founded in 1983 under the name Image Soft and based in Kanagawa, Japan. Pax Softnica developed strong ties with Nintendo, and was hired often as a subcontracted programmer to work with Nintendo EAD and Nintendo R&D1 on several games published on Nintendo consoles. The company is now known simply as Softnica. Its current president is Tomoshige Hashishita.