Shin'en Multimedia

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Shin'en Multimedia
IndustryVideo games
HeadquartersMunich, Germany
ProductsGames and audio middleware

Shin'en Multimedia is a German video game developer. Based in Munich, the company was founded in 1999 by former members of the demoscene group Abyss and is an official third-party developer for Nintendo.[1] They develop games primarily for the Nintendo Switch, some non-Nintendo platforms such as the PlayStation 4, and previously for the Wii U, Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, Game Boy Advance, and Game Boy Color.

In addition to developing games, Shin'en created the soundtracks for around 200 video games by other developers, and built the GHX, GAX, DSX, and NAX (which is based on the GAX) handheld audio middleware.

Their name is derived from the Japanese word 深淵 (shin'en, "abyss"), as a nod towards their original name.


Year Title Platform(s) Publisher
2001 Käpt'n Blaubärs verrückte Schatzsuche[2][4] Game Boy Color Ravensburger Interactive Media
Iridion 3D Game Boy Advance Majesco Entertainment
2002 Maya the Bee: The Great Adventure Acclaim Entertainment
2003 Iridion II Majesco Entertainment
2005 Maya the Bee: Sweet Gold Midway Games
Nanostray Nintendo DS Majesco Entertainment (NA),
THQ (EU), Taito (JP)
2006 Miss Spider's Sunny Patch Friends: Harvest Time Hop and Fly The Game Factory
2007 Garfield's Nightmare
Pet Alien: An Intergalactic Puzzlepalooza
Strawberry Shortcake: The Four Seasons Cake
2008 Nanostray 2 Majesco Entertainment
Zenses Rainforest Edition The Game Factory
Zenses Ocean Edition
Fun! Fun! Minigolf WiiWare Self-published
2010 Jett Rocket
Art of Balance
2011 Fast Racing League
Nano Assault[a] Nintendo 3DS Majesco Entertainment
2012 Fun! Fun! Minigolf Touch! Nintendo 3DS (Nintendo eShop) Self-published
Art of Balance TOUCH!
Nano Assault Neo Wii U (Nintendo eShop)
2013 Nano Assault EX Nintendo 3DS (Nintendo eShop)
Jett Rocket II: The Wrath of Taikai
2014 Art of Balance Wii U (Nintendo eShop)
Nano Assault Neo X PlayStation 4 (PlayStation Store)
2015 Family Tennis SP[b] Wii U (Nintendo eShop)
Fast Racing Neo[c]
2016 Art of Balance PlayStation 4 (PlayStation Store)
2017 Fast RMX Nintendo Switch (Nintendo eShop)
2018 Art of Balance
2019 The Touryst
2020 Xbox One
Xbox Series X (Microsoft Store (digital))
Microsoft Windows (Microsoft Store (digital))

In addition, Shin'en has developed the audio of hundreds of games on Game Boy Color, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS, WiiWare and Nokia N-Gage as an outsourced audio developer, using their proprietary audio engines.[5][6]


  1. ^ This game is released in North America only.
  2. ^ This game is published, but not developed by Shin'en Multimedia.
  3. ^ A physical retail version of Fast Racing Neo was published by Nintendo in 2016 for the PAL region.


  1. ^ "". Retrieved 23 July 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Shin'en Multimedia - Nintendo Switch™, WiiU, Nintendo 3DS™, Wii™, Nintendo DS™, Game Boy Advance® Development". Retrieved 23 July 2020.
  3. ^ "Games by Shin'en Multimedia". Nintendo Life. Retrieved 12 March 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  4. ^ "Käpt'n Blaubär: Die Verrückte Schatzsuche (Game)".
  5. ^ "Shin'en Multimedia - Nintendo Switch™, PS4, PS5, Xbox, WiiU, Nintendo 3DS™, Wii™, Nintendo DS™, Game Boy Advance® Development".
  6. ^ "Shin'en Multimedia - Nintendo Switch™, PS4, PS5, Xbox, WiiU, Nintendo 3DS™, Wii™, Nintendo DS™, Game Boy Advance® Development".

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