T&E Soft Incorporated (株式会社ティーアンドイーソフト, Kabushiki-Gaisha Tīandoīsofuto) was a Japanese-based video game developer founded in 1982.[1] Although they have made games with a wide variety of genres, they are primarily known in the U.S. for their video golf games.[2]

T&E Soft
IndustryVideo game development
SuccessorDaikokuya Global Holding Co., Ltd
FoundedOctober 14, 1982
(old company)

January 21, 2008
(new company)
DefunctJanuary 2013
(new company)
Headquarters
Japan
Websitedwonderland.co.jp

The original company exists today under the name of Daikokuya Global Holding Co., Ltd but is not currently engaged in game development. A company named Deep Co., Ltd. acquired T & E Soft 's trademark rights on April 22, 2005, to continue game development which would go on until January 2013.

HistoryEdit

Founded in 1982, T & E Soft Co., Ltd was initially named after the founder's older brother Toshiro Yokoyama and his younger brother Eiji Yokoyama , but later changed the abbreviation to "Tri & Exciting" and eventually "Technology & Entertainment".

T & E Soft started activities by selling games for NEC's PC-6001 series. It soon became famous for its 8-bit personal computer games including the Hydlide series. It entered the home video game console in March 1986 with the in-house development of the Family Computer software Hydlide Special which was released by Toshiba EMI.

In May 2002, T&E Soft Corporation changed its name to D Wonderland Inc.[1]

In April 2005, Deep Co., Ltd. acquired the trademark rights of the T & E Soft name. In January 2006, Digital Golf Co., Ltd. absorbed Deep Co., Ltd. and established a game development branch in Nagoya under the brand name of T & E Soft.

The development department of Digital Golf in Nagoya was eventually split off into its own company T & E Soft Co. , Ltd on January 21, 2008. The following week on January 30, Games Arena Co. , Ltd. (a subsidiary of Dwango Co., Ltd.) announced that it would acquire all issued shares of T & E Soft Co., Ltd.

Chunsoft and Spike, which Games Arena had both previously acquired on individual basis, merged in April 2012 to form Spike Chunsoft. The new T & E Soft Co., Ltd was absorbed and merged with Spike Chunsoft in January 2013. (Games Arena had itself dissolved on June 2012).

In January 2015, D Wonderland (the old T & E Soft) changed its company name to Daikokuya Global Holding Co. , Ltd.[3][4]

On March 4, 2019, D4 Enterprise announced that it has acquired the intellectual property rights of the T & E Soft game content. [5]

Games publishedEdit

3DOEdit

Game BoyEdit

Mega Drive/GenesisEdit

MSXEdit

PlayStationEdit

Super NES/Super FamicomEdit

Virtual BoyEdit

Games developedEdit

3DOEdit

Game BoyEdit

Genesis/Mega DriveEdit

MSXEdit

Famicom/NESEdit

Nintendo 64Edit

Nintendo DSEdit

PCEdit

PlayStationEdit

PlayStation 2Edit

SaturnEdit

Super NES/Super FamicomEdit

Virtual BoyEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Kyodo News International, Inc. (2002-04-01). "Insider trading complaint filed over Disney software deal". TheFreeLibrary.com. Retrieved 2015-05-10.
  2. ^ "T&E Soft Games". IGN. Retrieved 2015-05-10.
  3. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20160906232149/http://www.daikokuya-ghd.jp/wp/wp-content/uploads/151228_dw-shogo.pdf
  4. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20151227011045/http://dwonderland.co.jp/top.html
  5. ^ "株式会社D4エンタープライズ、地位継承済ゲームソフトウェア・コンテンツのご案内". D4エンタープライズ. 2019-03-04.

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