Random House

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Random House Co., Ltd. (株式会社ランダムハウス) was established by programmer Kazuro Morita (森田和郎) on April 15, 1983 in Saitama, Japan after winning Enix's first game programming competition with Morita's Battle Field. Author and game designer Yuto Ramon (羅門祐人), alias Yuhei Yamaguchi (山口祐平) was also a founding member. The company was unrelated to the American book publisher of the same name.

Artec (アーテック) was established in October 1986 as a development subsidiary, with Yuto Ramon acting as president; it was closed around 1992, and Ramon went on to work as a freelance game designer and writer.

Random House ceased operations in 1999, with all assets and staff being transferred to a new company called Yuki Enterprise. At this point, Morita stepped down as company head, though he continued working with Yuki Enterprise as a programmer.

Morita was a devoted board game player, and was highly-ranked in Shogi, Go, and Othello. Fittingly, many of Random House's titles were digital versions of board games, often bearing Morita's name and featuring his own play algorithms; he even published a book about how to design such algorithms, including source code for his Othello game. He passed away in July 2012.

Arcade

  • Hayazashi Shougi Mayjinsen (Seta)
  • Hayazashi Shougi Mayjinsen 2 (Seta)
  • Mayjinsen 3 (Seta)

DOS/V

  • Morita Shougi DOS/V (JP Publisher: Random House)

Dreamcast

  • Morita no Saikyou Reversi (JP Publisher: Random House)
  • Morita no Saikyou Shougi (JP Publisher: Random House)

Famicom/NES

  • Hon Shougi: Naitou Kudan Shougi Hiden Nyuumon-hen (JP Publisher: Seta)
  • Just Breed (JP Publisher: Enix)
  • Minelvaton Saga: Ragon no Fukkatsu (co-developed with Artec?) (JP Publisher: Taito)
  • Morita Shougi (JP Publisher: Seta)

FM-7

  • Again (JP Publisher: Enix)
  • Ankokujou (JP Publisher: Enix)
  • Riglas (JP Publisher: Random House)
  • Runaway (JP Publisher: Toshiba EMI)

FM Towns

  • Morita Shougi II (JP Publisher: Enix)

Game Boy

  • Dungeon Land (JP Publisher: Enix)

MSX

  • Morita Kazurou no Othello (JP Publisher: Toshiba EMI)

Nintendo 64

  • Morita Shougi 64 (gameplay logic) (JP Publisher: Seta)

PC-88

  • Again (JP Publisher: Enix)
  • Alphos (JP Publisher: Enix)
  • Ankokujou (JP Publisher: Enix)
  • Morita Kazurou no Shougi (JP Publisher: Enix)
  • Morita no Othello (JP Publisher: Toshiba EMI)
  • Riglas (JP Publisher: Random House)

PC-98

  • Juushin Rogas (JP Publisher: Random House)
  • Morita Kazurou no Shougi (JP Publisher: Enix)
  • Morita Shougi II (JP Publisher: Enix)
  • Morita Shougi II: Habu Yoshiharu Jissenshuu (JP Publisher: Enix)
  • Morita Shougi 4 (JP Publisher: Enix)
  • Morita Shougi 5 (JP Publisher: Random House)
  • Riglas (JP Publisher: Random House)

PC Engine/TurboGrafx-16

  • Morita Shougi PC (JP Publisher: NEC Avenue)

PC Engine CD/TurboGrafx-CD

  • Shougi Database Kiyuu (gameplay logic) (JP Publisher: Seta)

PlayStation

  • Morita Shougi (JP Publisher: Seta)
  • Shougi Joryuu Meijin Isen (gameplay logic) (JP Publisher: Seta)

Saturn

  • Shougi Matsuri (gameplay logic) (JP Publisher: Seta)

Super Famicom/Super NES

  • Hayazashi Nidan Morita Shougi (JP Publisher: Seta)
  • Hayazashi Nidan Morita Shougi 2 (JP Publisher: Seta)
  • Shodan Morita Shougi (JP Publisher: Seta)

Windows

  • Morita no Minigame Shuu (JP Publisher: Mainichi Communications)
  • Morita Shougi '97 (JP Publisher: Random House)
  • Morita Shougi for Windows (JP Publisher: Random House)
  • Morita Shougi Series: Hayazashi Taikyoku Tsume Shougi Shinan (JP Publisher: Mainichi Communications)

X1

  • Ankokujou (JP Publisher: Enix)
  • Changer (JP Publisher: Random House)
  • Morita Kazurou no Shougi (JP Publisher: Enix)
  • Morita no Othello (JP Publisher: Toshiba EMI)
  • Riglas (JP Publisher: Random House)

X68000

  • Code-Zero (JP Publisher: Enix)
  • Morita Shougi II (JP Publisher: Enix)