Imagineer (Japanese company)

Imagineer Co., Ltd. (イマジニア株式会社, Imajinia kabushiki gaisha) is a Japanese company. They are part of the content industry, providing content and services regarding characters, games, education, and more.[2]

Imagineer Co., Ltd.
Native name
イマジニア株式会社
Imajinia kabushiki gaisha
Public KK
Traded asJASDAQ4644
IndustryContent industry
FoundedJanuary 27, 1986; 34 years ago (1986-01-27)
HeadquartersShinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Key people
Takayuki Kandō, Representative Director, Chairman, and CEO
Kenzo Sumioka, Representative Director, President, and COO
Products
Number of employees
105[1] (2019)
Websitehttps://www.imagineer.co.jp/

HistoryEdit

Imagineer Co., Ltd. was established on January 27, 1986 (registered on June 1, 1977) in Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, with the goal of developing, manufacturing and selling game software. They acquired the rights to release overseas games in Japan, such as SimCity which they published for PC. They have also worked with companies like Sanrio Co., Ltd. on games featuring popular characters such as Hello Kitty.[3]

Imagineer developed the Super Nintendo Entertainment System version of Populous, having acquired the rights from Les Edgar.[4][5] At the time, the company was working with Nintendo.[4] Imagineer also publishes the Medabots game series.

In 2016, Imagineer fully absorbed their video game subsidiary company, Rocket Company, merging into one company.[6]

Games developed or publishedEdit

Title Platform Release date
3D Lemmings Sega Saturn August 23, 1996
99 Nendohan: Eitango Center 1500 Game Boy July 10, 1998
Atelier Elie GB Game Boy Color January 8, 2000
Atelier Marie GB Game Boy Color January 8, 2000
Bad Batsumaru Game Boy Color August 10, 2001
Bardysh: Kromeford no Juunintachi PC August 24, 1999
The Battle of Olympus Family Computer March 28, 1988
Big Mountain 2000 Nintendo 64 December 26, 1998
Bikkuriman 2000 Charging Card GB Game Boy Color June 10, 2000
Chou-Kuukan Night Pro Yakyuu King Nintendo 64 December 20, 1996
Dear Daniel no Sweet Adventure: Kitty-Chan o Sagashite Game Boy Color July 19, 2000
DooM PC-9801 December 9, 1994
Super Famicom March 1, 1996
Elite NES 1991
Fairy Kitty no Kaiun Jiten Game Boy Color December 11, 1998
Fitness Boxing Nintendo Switch December 20, 2018
Fitness Boxing 2: Rhythm and Exercise Nintendo Switch December 3, 2020
Galaxy Robo Super Famicom March 11, 1994
GB Basketball Game Boy March 19, 1993
Gessou! Dangun Racer Onsoku Buster: Dangun Tama Game Boy Color October 12, 2001
G-O-D: Mezame yoto Yobu Koe ga Kikoe Super Famicom December 20, 1996
GT 64: Championship Edition Nintendo 64 October 30, 1998
Gudetama: Okawari Ikagassuka Nintendo 3DS December 8, 2016
Hello Kitty no Magical Museum Game Boy Color April 28, 1999
Hello Kitty no Beads Koubou Game Boy Color July 17, 1999
Hello Kitty no Sweet Adventure: Daniel Kun ni Aitai Game Boy Color July 19, 2000
Hello Kitty to Dear Daniel no Dream Adventure Game Boy Color April 14, 2001
Hello Kitty Collection: Miracle Fashion Maker Game Boy Advance October 19, 2001
Hero Hero Kun Game Boy Color February 9, 2001
Houkago in Beppin Jogakuin Super Famicom February 3, 1995
Isaki Shuugorou no Keiba Hisshou Gaku Family Computer March 20, 1990
Kanken Training 2 Nintendo 3DS July 20, 2017
Kevin Keegan's Player Manager SNES October 1993
Kick Off NES July 22, 1992
Kiki & Lala's Twinkle Puzzle iOS March 12, 2018
Android March 12, 2018
Las Vegas Dream 2 PlayStation February 28, 1997
Lemmings PC-9801 December 17, 1991
X68000 April 17, 1992
FM Towns April 1992
Game Boy September 23, 1993
Little Friends: Dogs & Cats Nintendo Switch December 6, 2018
Medarot Game Boy November 28, 1997
Medarot Parts Collection Game Boy March 20, 1998
Medarot Parts Collection 2 Game Boy May 29, 1998
Medarot: Perfect Edition WonderSwan May 4, 1999
Medarot 2 Game Boy Color July 23, 1999
Medarot 2 Parts Collection Game Boy Color October 29, 1999
Medarot R PlayStation November 25, 1999
Medarot: Card Robottle Game Boy Color March 10, 2000
Medarot R Parts Collection PlayStation March 16, 2000
Medarot 3 Game Boy Color July 23, 2000
Medarot 3 Parts Collection: Z Kara no Chousenjou Game Boy Color November 24, 2000
Medarot 4 Game Boy Color March 23, 2001
Medarot Navi Game Boy Advance September 7, 2001
Medarot 5: Susutake Mura no Tenkousei Game Boy Color December 14, 2001
Shingata Medarot Game Boy Advance December 16, 2004
Medarot Classics Nintendo 3DS December 21, 2017
Medarot S: Unlimited Nova iOS January 23, 2020
Android January 23, 2020
Medarot Classics Plus Nintendo Switch November 12, 2020
Mega-Lo-Mania X68000 March 19, 1993
PC-9801 March 19, 1993
FM Towns March 1993
Super Famicom July 23, 1993
Melty Lancer: Ginga Shoujo Keisatsu 2086 PlayStation March 22, 1996
Sega Saturn December 13, 1996
Melty Lancer: Re-inforce PlayStation December 4, 1997
Sega Saturn May 21, 1998
Merriment Carrying Caravan PlayStation August 6, 1998
Might and Magic: Day of the Destroyer PlayStation 2 September 6, 2001
Mr. Do! Super Famicom July 23, 1995
Populous 2 X68000 August 28, 1992
Super Famicom January 22, 1993
PC-9801 February 5, 1993
FM Towns February 1993
Populous Gaiden Game Boy May 28, 1993
Power Monger X68000 October 25, 1991
PC-9801 October 25, 1991
FM Towns May 1992
Super Famicom March 26, 1993
Pretty Fighter X Sega Saturn June 16, 1995
Quarantine 3DO September 14, 1995
Quest 64 Nintendo 64 July 9, 1999
Quest: Brian's Journey Game Boy Color January 15, 2000
Sanrio Time Net Game Boy Color November 27, 1998
Sanrio Uranai Party Game Boy December 5, 1997
Shikakei Atama o Kore Kusuru: Joushiki no Ka
Shikakei Atama o Kore Kusuru: Kanji no Tatsujin
Shikakei Atama o Kore Kusuru: Keisan no Tatsujin
Shikakei Atama o Kore Kusuru: Nanmon no Ka
Shikakei Atama o Kore Kusuru: Zukei no Tatsujin
SimCity 2000 PC-9801 1994
SimCity Jr. Super Famicom July 26, 1996
SimCity PC-9801 September 7, 1990
X68000 September 7, 1990
SimEarth PC-9801 September 6, 1991
FM Towns September 1991
Super Famicom December 29, 1991
X68000 May 29, 1992
Spacenet: Cosmo Red
Sumikko Gurashi: Puzzling Ways iOS July 12, 2016
Android July 12, 2016
Sumi Sumi: Matching Puzzle iOS January 31, 2018
Android January 31, 2018
Super Euro Soccer 2000 Dreamcast April 6, 2000
Super Loopz
Super Turrican NES 1992
Super Wrestle Angels Super Famicom December 16, 1994
Suzuki Alstare Extreme Racing
Rilakkuma Farm iOS August 18, 2019
Android August 18, 2019
Rilakkuma na Mainichi Game Boy Advance April 28, 2005
Tsume Shogi Hyakuban Shoubu
Virtual Open Tennis Sega Saturn October 27, 1995
Virtuoso
Wetrix GB Nintendo 64 November 27, 1998
Game Boy Color October 29, 1999
Wolfenstein 3D

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "会社概要 | イマジニア株式会社".
  2. ^ Imagineer's company overview
  3. ^ Imagineer's history page
  4. ^ a b "The Making Of: Populous". NowGamer. 27 January 2009. Archived from the original on 25 September 2017. Retrieved 25 September 2017.
  5. ^ "Company Profile: Bullfrog". Retro Gamer. No. 43. Bournemouth: Imagine Publishing. pp. 52–57. ISSN 1742-3155.
  6. ^ "Rocket Company merging with Imagineer". Nintendo Everything.

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