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Chunsoft Co., Ltd.
Industry Video game industry
Fate Merged with Spike
Successor Spike Chunsoft
Founded 1984
Defunct April 1, 2012
Headquarters 6-24-20 Shiguma Nishi Shinjuku Building 10F, Shinjuku, Tokyo T160-0022
Products Mystery Dungeon
Dragon Quest
Sound Novels
Number of employees

Chunsoft Co., Ltd. (株式会社チュンソフト Kabushiki-gaisha Chunsofuto?) was a Japanese video game developer specializing in role-playing video game and visual novels. It was founded by Koichi Nakamura, a video game designer from Enix.[not verified in body] They are best known as the creators of the Mystery Dungeon series, the first five installments of the Dragon Quest series of role-playing video games, and the Sound Novels series of graphic adventure games. In April 2012, the company merged with Spike to become Spike Chunsoft.[not verified in body]

The "Chun" in the company name, is from the the company founder name's first kanji Naka (), meanwhile Naka is read as "Chun" in Japanese Mahjong.[1]


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  1. ^ 志田英邦『ゲーム・マエストロ VOL.2 プロデューサー/ディレクター編(2)』毎日コミュニケーションズ、2000年、p.16。中村光一インタビュー。

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