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Chunsoft Co., Ltd.
Kabushiki gaisha
Industry Video game industry
Fate Merged with Spike
Successor Spike Chunsoft
Founded 1984
Defunct April 1, 2012
Headquarters 6-24-20 Shiguma Nishi Shinjuku Building 10F, Shinjuku, Tokyo T160-0022
Products Mystery Dungeon
Dragon Quest
Sound Novels
Number of employees

Chunsoft Co., Ltd. (株式会社チュンソフト Kabushiki-gaisha Chunsofuto) was a Japanese video game developer specializing in role-playing video game and visual novels. It was founded by Koichi Nakamura, a video game designer and programmer who had clasped with Enix. They are best known as the creators of the Mystery Dungeon series, the first five installments of the Dragon Quest series of role-playing video games, and the Sound Novels series of graphic adventure games. In April 2012, the company merged with Spike to become Spike Chunsoft.[1]

The "Chun" in the company name, is from the company founder name's first kanji Naka (), meanwhile Naka is read as "Chun" in Japanese Mahjong.[2]


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  1. ^ Spike Chunsoft Co., Ltd. | Company Information | History.Spike Chunsoft Co., Ltd.
  2. ^ 志田英邦『ゲーム・マエストロ VOL.2 プロデューサー/ディレクター編(2)』毎日コミュニケーションズ、2000年、p.16。中村光一インタビュー。

External links

  • Spike Chunsoft official website (Japanese)
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