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Game Freak Incorporated
株式会社ゲームフリーク
Type Private
Founded April 26, 1989
Key people Satoshi Tajiri (founder)

Ken Sugimori (Pokémon art director)

Junichi Masuda (Pokémon game director)
Industry Video game
Products Games for Nintendo video game consoles
Employees 62[1]
Website http://www.gamefreak.co.jp/

Game Freak, Inc. (株式会社ゲームフリーク Kabushiki-gaisha Gēmu Furīku ?) is a Japanese video game developer that currently creates games exclusively for Nintendo. It has developed the Pokémon series of role-playing games (RPGs) and several other games.

The company was founded on April 26, 1989 by Satoshi Tajiri. In honor of the founder, the lead character in the Japanese version of the Pokémon anime was named Satoshi (Ash Ketchum in the English dub). One of Game Freak's first games was Famicom action/puzzle game Quinty, which was released in North America as Mendel Palace.

Its most popular RPG series, Pokémon, is published by Nintendo in Japan, North America and Europe. Pokémon is formally known as Pocket Monsters (ポケットモンスター Poketto Monsutā ?) in Japan, and the abbreviation Pokémon (ポケモン ?) is derived from the Japanese spelling.

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Developed games

Game Boy

Game Boy Color

Game Boy Advance

Nintendo DS

Family Computer/Nintendo Entertainment System

Super Famicom/Super Nintendo Entertainment System

PC Engine/TurboGrafx-16

  • Bazaar de Gosāru no Game de Gosāru (1996, NEC)

Sega Mega Drive/Sega Genesis

PlayStation

  • Click Medic (1999, Sony)

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Strategy wiki

Up to date as of January 23, 2010
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Game Freak
Founded April 26, 1989
Founder(s) Satoshi Tajiri
Located Japan
Website http://gamefreak.co.jp/

GAME FREAK, Inc. (ゲームフリーク, Gēmu Furīku) is the Japanese video game developer behind the Pokémon series of RPGs, as well as several other games. It is a second-party developer for Nintendo.

The company was founded on April 26, 1989 by Satoshi Tajiri (田尻智, Tajiri Satoshi). In honor of the founder, the lead character in the Japanese version of the Pokémon TV series was named Satoshi (Ash Ketchum in the English dub).

Their most popular RPG series, Pokémon, is published by Nintendo in Japan, North America and Europe. Pokémon is formally known as Pocket Monsters (ポケットモンスター, Poketto Monsutā) in Japan, and the abbreviation Pokémon (ポケモン) is derived from the Japanese spelling.

Game Freak has recently released Drill Dozer, an all-new game for the Game Boy Advance, and released Pokémon Diamond and Pearl, the versions of Pokémon for the Nintendo DS, in October 2006.


Gaming

Up to date as of February 01, 2010

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Game Freak
Type Private
Founded April 26, 1989
Headquarters Japan
Products
Parent Company
Website Official site


Game Freak is a Japanese game developer responsible for the main line of Pokemon games. It was established as a game company by designer Satoshi Tajiri in the late 80s. The name comes from Satoshi Tajiri's hand-made game magazine that he created when he was 18.

Their first game was published by Namco and Hudson Soft for the NES in 1989, called Mendel Palace (Quinty in Japan). Since then, Game Freak has been making Game Boy Color and Game Boy Advance games almost exclusively, a only exception being the little-known Sega Genesis platformer called Pulseman. In 2005, They released their first non-pokemon game in over a decade, a GBA platformer called Drill Dozer.

Games Developed


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