Artdink

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ARTDINK CORPORATION
株式会社アートディンク
Kabushiki gaisha
Industry Video game industry
Founded April 21, 1986[1]
Headquarters Tokyo, Japan
Key people
Tatsuo Nagahama (President)[1]
Website www.artdink.co.jp

Artdink (株式会社アートディンク?) is a Japanese developer of video games, based in Tsukishima, Tokyo.

By far Artdink's biggest international success was the award-winning A-Train (known in Japan as A Ressha de Ikou, or "Take the A-Train") strategy game released for the PC and Amiga, which was published by SimCity creators Maxis. A Family Computer version was also released exclusively in Japan. Artdink have released several sequels to this game, the most recent being A-Train 9 for Windows.

A few other Artdink titles have seen US and PAL release from various publishers, including Aquanaut's Holiday (Sony), Carnage Heart (Sony), Turnabout (Natsume/Zoo Digital), Tail of the Sun (Sony), AIV Global: Evolution (Sony) and No One Can Stop Mr. Domino (Acclaim/JVC) for the PlayStation. Despite critical acclaim, none of these titles have achieved mainstream success due to their unconventional nature.

Recently the European publisher Midas Interactive has obtained the rights to some of Artdink's PlayStation 2 games and published versions localised in English and other languages in PAL countries. Games released by Midas include Golful Golf (Mr. Golf), The Seed, Buchigire Kongou (Battle Construction Vehicles), and A Ressha de Ikou 6 (A-Train 6).

Games[edit]

1988–1989
  • A-Ressha de Ikou II (X68000)
  • A-Ressha de Ikou II: Shin Map (X68000)
  • Double Eagle (X68000)
  • Double Eagle: Tricky Hole (X68000)
  • How Many Robots? (MSX, X68000)
  • Daikairei: Dai Nippon Teikoku Kaigun no Kiseki (X68000)
  • Daikairei: Nankai to Shitou (X68000)
  • Daikairei: Power Kit to Shin Scenario Make Kit (X68000)
  • Railroad Empire (PC)
1990–1999
  • A-Ressha de Ikou II: Gentei Okaidoku Han (X68000)
  • Daikairei: Dai Nippon Teikoku Gentei Okaidokuban (X68000)
  • Daikairei: Nankai no Shitou Gentei Okaidokuban (X68000)
  • Daikairei: Nankai no Shitou Tsuika Scenario (X68000)
  • Daikairei: Tsuika Scenario (X68000)
  • Eikan wa Kimi ni: Koukou Yakyuu Zenkoku Taikai (X68000)
  • Far Side Moon: Chikyuu Boueidan 2 (X68000)
  • Kikou Shidan (X68000)
  • A-Ressha de Ikou (Famicom)
  • A-Ressha de Ikou III (X68000)
  • A-Ressha de Ikou III Map Construction (X68000)
  • A-Ressha de Ikou III Map Construction Shin Map Tsuki (X68000)
  • The Atlas (PC-9801)
  • The Atlas HD Senyou Ban (PC-9801)
  • A-Ressha de Ikou III (PC Engine)
  • The Atlas 2 (PC-9801)
  • A-Ressha de Ikou IV (PC-9801, PlayStation)
  • The Atlas: Renaissance Voyager (PC Engine)
  • Eikan wa Kimi ni: Koukou Yakyuu Zenkoku Taikai (PC Engine)
  • A-Ressha de Ikou III Super Version (Super Famicom)
  • The Atlas (Super Famicom)
  • Aquanaut's Holiday (PlayStation)
  • Lunatic Dawn FX (PC-FX)
  • A-Train (PlayStation)
  • Aquanaut's Holiday (PlayStation)
  • Tail of the Sun (PlayStation)
  • ToPoLo (PlayStation)
  • A-Ressha de Ikou V (PlayStation)
  • A-Train (PlayStation)
  • C.E.O. (PC)
  • Carnage Heart EZ: Easy Zapping (PlayStation)
  • Kaze no Notam (PlayStation)
  • Kowloon's Gate (PlayStation)
  • Colony Wars (PlayStation)
  • The Conveni Special (PlayStation)
  • The FamiRes (PlayStation)
  • Lunatic Dawn III (PlayStation)
  • Navit (PlayStation)
  • Neo Atlas (PlayStation)
  • No One Can Stop Mr. Domino (PlayStation)
  • Ogre Battle: The March of the Black Queen (PlayStation)
  • SimCity 2000 (PlayStation)
  • Susume! Kaizoku (PlayStation)
  • Zeus: Carnage Heart Second (PlayStation)
  • Vampire: Kyuuketsuki Densetsu (PlayStation)
  • Aquanaut no Kyuujitsu: Memories of Summer 1996 (PlayStation)
  • A-Ressha de Ikou Z: Mezase! Tairiku Oudan (PlayStation)
  • Aquanaut no Kyuujitsu 2 (PlayStation)
  • Eikan wa Kimi ni 4 (PlayStation)
  • Neo Atlas II (PlayStation)
  • Zeus II: Carnage Heart (PlayStation)
  • Lunatic Dawn Odyssey (PlayStation)
  • Tactics Ogre (PlayStation)
2000–2009
  • Carnage Heart (PlayStation)
  • A-Train 6 (PlayStation 2)
  • Turnabout (PlayStation)
  • BCV: Battle Construction Vehicles (PlayStation 2)
  • Lagnacure Legend (PlayStation)
  • Eikan wa Kimi ni: Koushien e no Michi (PlayStation 2)
  • Kowloon's Gate (PlayStation)
  • Mahjong Gokuu Taisei (PlayStation 2)
  • Neo Atlas III (PlayStation 2)
  • Lunatic Dawn Tempest (PlayStation 2)
  • A-Ressha de Ikou 2001 (PlayStation 2)
  • Basic Studio: Powerful Game Koubou (PlayStation 2)
  • Mr. Golf (PlayStation 2)
  • Train Kit for A-Ressha de Ikou 2001 (PlayStation 2)
  • Shenseiki Evangelion Typing E-Keikaku (PlayStation 2)
  • Eikan wa Kimi ni: Koushien no Hasha (PlayStation 2)
  • Gendai Yougo no Kiso Chishiki 2001 (PlayStation 2)
  • Katei no Igaku TV Ware Series (PlayStation 2)
  • The Seed: WarZone (PlayStation 2)
  • Nihongo Daijiten (PlayStation 2)
  • Pro Atlas for TV: Zengokuban (PlayStation 2)
  • Pro Atlas for TV: Kinki (PlayStation 2)
  • Pro Atlas for TV: Shutoken (PlayStation 2)
  • Pro Atlas for TV: Toukai (PlayStation 2)
  • A-Ressha de Ikou 2001 Perfect Set (PlayStation 2)
  • Motto Golful Golf (PlayStation 2)
  • Carnage Heart (PlayStation)
  • The FamiRes (PlayStation)
  • A-Ressha de Ikou 5 (PlayStation)
  • Carnage Heart EZ: Easy Zapping (PlayStation)
  • A-Ressha de Ikou Z: Mezase! Tairiku Oudan (PlayStation)
  • Eikan wa Kimi ni 2004: Koushien no Kodou (PlayStation 2)
  • Gundam Battle Tactics (PlayStation Portable)
  • Zipang (PlayStation 2)
  • A-Train HX (Xbox 360)
  • Carnage Hearts Portable (PlayStation Portable)
  • Gundam Battle Royale (PlayStation Portable)
  • Lisa to Issho ni Tairiku Oudan: A-Ressha de Ikou (PlayStation Portable)
  • Gundam Battle Chronicle (PlayStation Portable)
  • Aquanaut's Holiday: Kakusareta Kiroku (PlayStation 3)
  • Macross Ace Frontier (PlayStation Portable)
  • A-Ressha de Ikou DS (Nintendo DS)
  • Gundam Battle Universe (PlayStation Portable)
  • Macross Ultimate Frontier (PlayStation Portable)
2010
  • A-Ressho de Ikou DS: Navigation Pack (Nintendo DS)
  • A-Train 9 (PC)
  • Carnage Heart EXA (PlayStation Portable)
  • Gundam Assault Survive (PlayStation Portable)
  • Tantei Opera Milky Holmes
  • Macross Trial Frontier (PlayStation 3)
2011
  • Macross Triangle Frontier (PlayStation Portable)
  • Macross Last Frontier (PlayStation 3)
2012
  • A-Ressha de Ikou 3D (Nintendo 3DS)
  • Bipedal Movement Simulation (PlayStation 3)
  • Gundam Seed Battle Destiny (PlayStation Vita)
  • Tantei Opera Milky Holmes 2
  • Macross: My Boyfriend is a Pilot 2012 (PlayStation 3)
Included with the movie Macross: Do You Remember Love? in a hybrid Blu-ray Disc.
2013
2015
2016
  • Neo Atlas 1469 (PlayStation Vita)[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Artdink Company Summary". www.artdink.co.jp. Artdink. Archived from the original on May 13, 1998. Retrieved 29 October 2014. 
  2. ^ Romano, Sal (January 13, 2015). "Sword Art Online: Lost Song is developed by Artdink". Gematsu. Retrieved September 27, 2015. 
  3. ^ Romano, Sal (June 21, 2016). "Neo Atlas 1469 announced for PS Vita". Gematsu. Retrieved June 22, 2016. 

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