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Opera House Inc. (株式会社オペラハウス) is a development company established on July 28, 1989, by Satoru Miki (三木暁) and Hiroyuki Fujiwara (藤原博之) in Shinjuku, Tokyo, later moving to Nakameguro, Meguro, Tokyo. Miki and Fujiwara first began programming together in 1985 (eventually as Miki & Fujiwara Production [1]). The company is headed by Fujiwara and Satoru Ichihara (市原暁). [2]

Not to be confused with a company called OperaHouse that produces otome and social games, or another company called Opera House that used to make adult visual novels.

Research Methods: Actual mentions, code comparisons, hidden data, interviews (see below), online resources (see Links), shared staff

Related Interviews: Kimihiro Endoh

3DO[edit]

  • F1GP (programming) (JP Publisher: Pony Canyon) [3]
"Planning, Game Design, Direction:" Dynamite [4]; Design, Digital Video: Access Ten

3DS[edit]

  • Elminage Gothic 3D Remix: Ulm Zakir to Yami no Gishiki (co-developed with Starfish and Pleocene) (JP Publisher: Starfish) [5]
Music: Studio Coil
  • Elminage II: Sousei no Megami to Unmei no Daichi [eShop] (programming; co-developed with Starfish) (JP Publisher: Joyful Table) [6]
Sound: Soundtech
  • Elminage Original: Yami no Miko to Kamigami no Yubiwa [eShop] (programming; co-developed with Starfish) (JP Publisher: Joyful Table) [7]
Sound: Soundtech

CD-i[edit]

  • Animation Jukebox (JP Publisher: JIM)
  • "Las Vegas" (1993)
  • Nurie Asobi (JP Publisher: JIM)
  • "Renaissance" (1993)
  • Taiyou o Karitoru Hito: Vincent Van Gogh (JP Publisher: JIM)

DS[edit]

  • Aishite Iruka: Aisarete Iruka [DSiWare] (JP Publisher: Starfish)
  • Elminage DS Remix: Yami no Fuo to Kamigami no Yubiwa (JP Publisher: Starfish)
  • Elminage II DS Remix: Sousei no Megami to Unmei no Daichi (JP Publisher: Starfish)
  • I Love Dolphin / My Pet Dolphin (JP Publisher: Starfish; EU Publisher: 505 Games)
  • Kyou Kara DS Calorie Navi (JP Publisher: IE Institute)
  • Lucky Star: Moe Drill (programming?) (JP Publisher: Kadokawa Shoten)
"Planning, Direction:" Vridge [8]
  • National Museum of Western Art guidance software (not for sale)

DOS/V[edit]

  • Master of Magic (JP Publisher: Locus)
  • Ultima VIII: Pagan (JP Publisher: Electronic Arts?)

Famicom/NES[edit]

  • Break Time: The National Pool Tour (US Publisher: FCI)

Flash[edit]

  • "Patton" (Suppleva) (2006)
  • "Senkyo e Ikou" (2005)

FM Towns[edit]

  • Advanced Dungeons & Dragons: Dragons of Flame (JP Publisher: Pony Canyon)
  • Advanced Dungeons & Dragons: Heroes of the Lance (programming) (JP Publisher: Pony Canyon) [9]

Game Boy[edit]

  • Bubble Ghost (JP Publisher: Pony Canyon; US Publisher: FCI)

Game Boy Color[edit]

  • The Shutokou Racing (JP Publisher: Pony Canyon)

Game Gear[edit]

  • Devilish (programming?) (JP Publisher: Genki; US Publisher: Sage's Creation; EU Publisher: Sega; BR Publisher: Tec Toy)
  • Honoo no Toukyuuji: Dodge Danpei (programming) (JP Publisher: Sega)
  • Side Pocket (under subcontract with ISCO) (US Publisher: Data East)

Mark III/Master System[edit]

  • Cloud Master (US/EU Publisher: Sega; BR Publisher: Tec Toy)
  • Double Hawk (EU Publisher: Sega)
Planning, Direction: Sanritsu
  • Running Battle (programming?; under subcontract with Sanritsu?) (EU Publisher: Sega; BR Publisher: Tec Toy)

Mega CD/Sega CD[edit]

  • Advanced Dungeons & Dragons: Eye of the Beholder (JP Publisher: Pony Canyon; US/EU Publisher: Sega)
  • Death Bringer: Himerata Monshou (JP Publisher: Riot)

Mega Drive/Genesis[edit]

  • Captain America and the Avengers (programming; under subcontract with ISCO) (US Publisher: Data East; EU Publisher: Sega; BR Publisher: Tec Toy)
  • Master of Monsters (under subcontract with ISCO) (JP Publisher: Toshiba EMI; US Publisher: Renovation)
Some Programming: Another?
  • Midnight Resistance (programming?; under subcontract with ISCO) (JP Publisher: Data East; US Publisher: Sega)
  • Rastan Saga II (JP/US Publisher: Taito)
  • Two Crude Dudes / Crude Buster (programming?; under subcontract with ISCO) (US/JP Publisher: Data East; EU Publisher: Sega)
  • Verytex (under subcontract with ISCO) (JP Publisher: Asmik)

Mobile[edit]

  • "Pinball" (au, Docomo, J-Phone) (2003)
  • "Pinball" (au, Docomo, Vodafone) (2005)

MSX[edit]

  • Alpharoid (JP Publisher: Pony Canyon; EU Publisher: Eaglesoft)
  • Come On! Picot (JP Publisher: Pony Canyon; EU Publisher: Eaglesoft)

MSX2[edit]

  • Advanced Dungeons & Dragons: Heroes of the Lance (programming) (JP Publisher: Pony Canyon)
  • American Soccer (under subcontract with ISCO) (JP Publisher: Nidecom)
  • Chuuka Taisen (JP Publisher: Hot-B)
  • Nekketsu Juudou (JP Publisher: Pony Canyon)
  • Ninja Kun: Ashura no Shou (under subcontract with ISCO) (JP Publisher: HAL Laboratory)
  • Project A2: Shijou Saidai no Hyouteki (JP Publisher: Pony Canyon)
  • R-Type (under subcontract with ISCO) (JP Publisher: Irem)
  • SD Gundam Gachapon Senshi 2: Capsule Senki (JP Publisher: Banpresto)
  • Super Runner (JP Publisher: Pony Canyon)
  • Ultima: Kyoufu no Exodus (JP Publisher: Pony Canyon)

PC Engine CD/TurboGrafx-CD[edit]

  • Jantei Monogatari 2: Uchuu Tantei Divan (some graphics?) (JP Publisher: Atlus)
ISCO takes credit for graphics [10] and is credited in-game with graphics. [11]
  • Shin Megami Tensei (under subcontract with ISCO) (JP Publisher: Atlus)
  • Tenshi no Uta (some graphics?) (JP Publisher: Riot)
ISCO takes credit for graphics [12] and is credited in-game with cooperation. [13]
  • Valis IV (some graphics?) (JP Publisher: Laser Soft)
ISCO takes credit for graphics [14] and is credited in-game with cooperation. [15]

PC-88[edit]

  • Advanced Dungeons & Dragons: Heroes of the Lance (JP Publisher: Pony Canyon)
  • Advanced Dungeons & Dragons: Hillsfar (JP Publisher: Pony Canyon)

PC-98[edit]

  • Advanced Dungeons & Dragons: Champions of Krynn (JP Publisher: Pony Canyon)
  • Advanced Dungeons & Dragons: Death Knights of Krynn (JP Publisher: Pony Canyon)
  • Advanced Dungeons & Dragons: Dragons of Flame (JP Publisher: Pony Canyon)
  • Advanced Dungeons & Dragons: Eye of the Beholder (JP Publisher: Pony Canyon)
  • Advanced Dungeons & Dragons: Heroes of the Lance (JP Publisher: Pony Canyon)
  • Advanced Dungeons & Dragons: Hillsfar (JP Publisher: Pony Canyon)
  • Master of Magic (JP Publisher: Locus)
  • Ultima VIII: Pagan (JP Publisher: Electronic Arts?)
  • Wizardry: Crusaders of the Dark Savant (some programming) (JP Publisher: ASCII) [16]
Production: Aplix; Production, Project Management, Game Direction: Locus; Coordination, Some Programming: Blitz; Graphics: Graffiti Lab

PlayStation[edit]

  • 100-man-en Quiz Hunter (some programming; under subcontract with ISCO) (JP Publisher: FPS)
  • Block Wars (JP Publisher: Pony Canyon)
Planning, Some Graphics: Märchen Breaker [17]; Opening Movie: Pandagraph [18]
  • Chinmoku no Kantai (JP Publisher: Kodansha)
  • Civizard: Majutsu no Keifu (JP Publisher: Asmik)
Direction: Locus; Opening CG Movie, Face (?) Graphics: Graffiti Lab [19]
  • Egg (some graphics) (JP Publisher: Toshiba EMI)
Developer: Beyond Interactive; Music: Mecano Associates
  • Navit (under subcontract with ISCO) (JP Publisher: Artdink)
  • Senkai Taisen: TV Animation Senkaiden Fuukami Engiyori (JP Publisher: Bandai)
"Planning, Scenario, Development, CG, Direction:" Dynamite [20]
  • Senkai Tsuuroku Seishi: TV Animation Senkaiden Houshin Engiyori (JP Publisher: Bandai)
"Planning, Scenario, Development, CG, Direction:" Dynamite [21]; Some Programming: Mechanic Arms [22]
  • Virtual Gallop Kishudou (under subcontract with ISCO) (JP Publisher: Sunsoft)
  • The Zero Yon (some programming) (JP Publisher: D3 Publisher)
Developer: Quintet, Giant Seven; Some Direction, Some Planning: Dynamite

PlayStation 2[edit]

  • Elminage: Yami no Fujo to Kamigami no Yubiwa (programming; co-developed with Starfish) (JP Publisher: Starfish-SD)
Sound: Basiscape
  • Fever 7: Sankyo Koushiki Pachinko Simulation (JP Publisher: International Card System)
  • Fever 8: Sankyo Koushiki Pachinko Simulation (JP Publisher: International Card System)
  • Fever 9: Sankyo Koushiki Pachinko Simulation (JP Publisher: International Card System)
  • "Game Realtime CG Demo Scene creation" (2002)
  • "Interactive Movie System creation" (2002)
  • Kuusen / Iron Aces 2: Birds of Prey (JP Publisher: Kadokawa Shoten; EU Publisher: Xicat Interactive)
"Planning, Sub Program, CG:" Dynamite [23]
  • Kuusen II (JP Publisher: Kadokawa Shoten)
"Planning Help, Background, All 3D CG:" Dynamite [24]
  • Over the Monochrome Rainbow featuring Shogo Hamada (programming, CG, CG direction) (JP Publisher: Sony Music Entertainment)
Game Direction, Planning, Scenario, Programming, CG: Dynamite; Programming Support: Heart Solutions; Character Design, Character CG: Jet's Graphics; Character CG: XAX Entertainment; Animation: Production I.G; Sound Design: Basiscape
  • Sentou Kokka Kai: Legend (co-developed with Dynamite [25] (JP Publisher: Soliton)
  • Victory Wings: Zero Pilot Series (JP Publisher: Sammy)
  • Zero Pilot: Kosora no Kiseki (programming, some graphics?) (JP Publisher: Sammy)
Direction, Game Design, Some Graphics: Dynamite; Some Graphics: Ryusei-do; CG Movies, Some Graphics?: Frameworks Entertainment; Sound Effects, Music Manipulation: Basiscape
  • Zero Pilot: Zero (JP Publisher: Sammy)
"Planning, Scenario, Development, 3D CG, Direction:" Dynamite [26]

PlayStation Portable[edit]

  • Elminage Ibun: Ame no Mihashira (programming?; co-developed with Starfish and Bun-Show-Ya) (JP Publisher: Starfish) [27]
Planning, Direction, Progress Management, Scenario Production, Script Production: Bun-Show-Ya [28]; Sound: Truejam, Soundtech; "Development Cooperation:" Digital Devil
  • Elminage II: Sousei no Megami to Unmei no Daichi (programming; co-developed with Starfish) (JP Publisher: Starfish)
Sound: Basiscape
  • Elminage III: Ankoku no Shito to Taiyou no Kyuuden (co-developer) (JP Publisher: Starfish)
  • Elminage Gothic: Ulm Zakir to Yami no Gishiki (co-developed with Starfish and Pleocene) (JP Publisher: Starfish)
Music: Studio Coil
  • Elminage Original: Yami no Miko to Kamigami no Yubiwa / Elminage Original (some programming) (JP Publisher: Starfish; US Publisher: UFO Interactive; EU Publisher: Ghostlight)
Some Programming: Virtual East; Sound: Basiscape

Saturn[edit]

  • Game-Ware 3-gou ("Pipitto Boy no Daibouken 3"; under subcontract with ISCO) (JP Publisher: General Entertainment)
  • Game-Ware 4-gou ("Gondola-kun"; under subcontract with ISCO) (JP Publisher: General Entertainment)
  • Game-Ware 5-gou ("Pipitto Boy no Daibouken 5"; under subcontract with ISCO) (JP Publisher: General Entertainment)
  • My Best Friends: St. Andrew Jogakuin Hen (under subcontract with ISCO) (JP Publisher: Atlus)

Super Famicom/Super NES[edit]

  • Classic Road (under subcontract with ISCO) (JP Publisher: Victor)
  • Classic Road II: Real Kouma Simulation (under subcontract with ISCO) (JP Publisher: Victor)
  • Jungle Wars 2: Kodai Mahou Atimos no Nazo (production cooperation) (JP Publisher: Pony Canyon)
All Programming, Sound: Atelier Double; Game Design, Graphics?: Powwow; Production Cooperation: Marionette
  • Kyuuyaku Megami Tensei (under subcontract with ISCO) (JP Publisher: Atlus)
  • Shiroi Ringu He: Twinkle Little Star (JP Publisher: Pony Canyon)
Direction, Planning, Some Graphics?: Marchen Breaker [29]; Sound Effects (Driver?): Atelier Double
  • Super Hockey '94 / Super Ice Hockey (under subcontract with ISCO) (JP Publisher: Party Room 21; EU Publisher: Sunsoft)
  • Super Hustler (unreleased) (Pony Canyon) [30]
Advertising?: Marchen Breaker [31]
  • Zig Zag Cat: Dachou Club mo Oosawagi da (some graphics; under subcontract with ISCO) (JP Publisher: Den'Z)
Programming?: Nippon Bcom; Sound: Pure Sound

Wii[edit]

  • Saint (US Publisher: UFO Interactive)
Was to be published in Japan as Daiseiou by Starfish
  • Shin Chuuka Taisen: Michael to Meimei no Bouken / The Monkey King: The Legend Begins (JP Publisher: Starfish; US Publisher: UFO Interactive)

Windows[edit]

  • Chibi Maruko-chan Screensaver (JP Publisher: Pony Canyon)
Planning: Marchen Breaker [32]
  • Devilman Typing Soft: Akuma Uchi (graphics only? [33]) (JP Publisher: Kodansha)
"Planning, Development, Graphics:" Dynamite [34]
  • The Dogfight: Kuusen (JP Publisher: Shougakukan Production)
  • "Groovemaster" (1998)
  • Last Message: Saraba Itoshiki Onna yo. (under subcontract with ISCO) (JP Publisher: Fab Communications)
Co-production: ROH, SME Intermedia [35]
  • Last Message: Sayounara Watashi no Aishita Otoko. (under subcontract with ISCO) (JP Publisher: Fab Communications)
Co-production: ROH, SME Intermedia [36]
  • Marie Elie Lilie no Atelier Desktop Accessories (JP Publisher: DigiCube)
???: Dynamite [37]
  • Master of Magic (JP Publisher: Locus)
  • "Mach GoGoGo2 Pachinko Simulation" (2009)
  • PaRappa the Rapper 2 Desktop Accessories (JP Publisher: DigiCube)
"Planning, Development, Graphics:" Dynamite [38]
  • Pinball Spirits (JP Publisher: ASCII)
  • Rakugo Typing Yose: Rakutarou no Shinuchi (JP Publisher: Quintet)
"Planning, Development, Graphics:" Dynamite [39]
  • Sakura Taisen 3 Desktop Accessories (JP Publisher: DigiCube)
???: Dynamite [40]
  • "Setsugetsuka purikura" (2004) [this? [41]]
  • "Wizardry" (1998)

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