Game Republic

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Game Republic Inc.
Native name
株式会社ゲームリパブリック
Kabushiki gaisha Gēmu Ripaburikku
Kabushiki gaisha
Industry Video game industry
Founded July 1, 2003
Defunct June 2011[1]
Headquarters Meguro, Tokyo, Japan
Key people
Yoshiki Okamoto, President and CEO
Shinichiro Kajitani, Executive Vice President
Website www.gamerepublic.jp

Game Republic Inc. (株式会社ゲームリパブリック, Kabushiki-gaisha Gēmu-Ripaburikku) was an independent video game developer based in Tokyo, Japan. The company, which employed just under 300 individuals before its closure, was founded on July 1, 2003 by Yoshiki Okamoto after he departed from Japanese game developer and publisher Capcom. He began working at rival game developer and publisher Konami in the 1980s, and was responsible for such arcade games as Gyruss and Time Pilot. He then moved to Capcom, where he worked on many franchises, such as 1942, Resident Evil and especially Street Fighter II.

While Game Republic was a completely independent developer able to produce titles for any publisher and/or platform they desire, during the company's early years it had enjoyed a close relationship with Sony, with many of their early titles funded by and produced in conjunction with the publisher. In June 2011 reports surfaced of Game Republic shutting down its website and vacating its offices.[1] Many of the former Game Republic developers have been hired by Tango Gameworks.[2][3]

Games[edit]

Year Title Platform(s)
2005 Shadow Hunters Board game
Genji: Dawn of the Samurai PlayStation 2
Every Party Xbox 360
2006 Brave Story: New Traveler PlayStation Portable
Genji: Days of the Blade PlayStation 3
2007 Folklore
Dark Mist PlayStation Network
Toy Home
2008 SBI Group Kanshuu: Hajime You! Shisan Unyou DS Nintendo DS
Dragon Ball: Origins
Catan PlayStation Network
2010 Dragon Ball: Origins 2 Nintendo DS
Clash of the Titans PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
Majin and the Forsaken Kingdom
2011 Dragon Ball Kai: Ultimate Butoden Nintendo DS
Knights Contract PlayStation 3, Xbox 360

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