System Sacom

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Established on December 2, 1981, System Sacom Corp. (株式会社システムサコム) was a hardware and software company in Tokyo. [1] It withdrew from the game industry in 1998 [2] and focused on its hardware business. Sacom was responsible for the "Novel Ware" series of adventure games that influenced the sound novel and visual novel genres. Some may also remember the company for its interactive movie games such as Mansion of Hidden Souls and Lunacy.

Besides the company's headquarters (which moved around over the years), there were other development offices at various locations such as the Asia Building in Shibuya. Sacom Multimedia Studio in Yokohama provided motion capture, recording, and movie conversion/digitizing services. [3]

Sacom was a member of DOG (Disk Original Group), a coalition of companies led by Square that produced games for the Famicom Disk System [4], and a similar group called Super Software Team, made up of several computer game makers. [5] It was also involved with Scap Trust, a joint venture with seven other software companies. [6]

Yukio Horimoto, creator of Märchen Veil, started Infinity in 1986. Sacom's business software division broke away and became System Sacom Business (later SSB) in 1990. In 1998, Masaharu Inoue founded what is now Ivy-Arts (originally Media Jungle, then Jungle [7]). Toshio Shimizu, who set up (what was presumably) Sacom Multimedia Studio, started a company called Digital Hands that same year. [8]

Research Methods: Actual mentions, online resources, shared staff

3DO

  • Virtual Quest: Pharaoh no Fuuin / Seal of the Pharaoh (JP Publisher: Ask Kodansha; US Publisher: Panasonic)
  • Yamada Kamachi Bijutsukan (JP Publisher: TV Asahi)

Dreamcast

  • Blue Stinger (some 3D animation design) (JP Publisher: Sega; US/EU Publisher: Activision)

Famicom Disk System

  • Fire Rock (JP Publisher: Use)
  • Märchen Veil (JP Publisher: Sunsoft)
  • Moon Ball Magic (JP Publisher: DOG)

FM Towns

  • 38000 Kilo no Kokuu (JP Publisher: System Sacom)
  • Evolution (JP Publisher: System Sacom)
  • Yami no Ketsuzoku Special (JP Publisher: System Sacom)

FM-7

  • Dome (JP Publisher: System Sacom)
  • Märchen Veil I (JP Publisher: System Sacom) /ALU

Macintosh

  • Darlun no Kimamana Tabi (JP Publisher: System Sacom)

Mega CD/Sega CD

  • Yumemi Yakata no Monogatari / Mansion of Hidden Souls / Yumemi Mystery Mansion (JP/EU Publisher: Sega; US Publisher: Vic Tokai)

Mega Drive/Genesis

  • Grand Slam / Jennifer Capriati Tennis / Grandslam: The Tennis Tournament (JP Publisher: Telenet; US Publisher: Renovation; EU Publisher: Sega)

MSX

  • Märchen Veil I (JP Publisher: System Sacom) /ALU

MSX2

  • Dome (JP Publisher: System Sacom)
  • Yuurei-kun (JP Publisher: System Sacom)
  • Märchen Veil I (JP Publisher: System Sacom) /ALU

MZ-2500

  • Dome (JP Publisher: System Sacom)
  • Märchen Veil I (JP Publisher: System Sacom) /ALU

PC-88

  • Chátty (JP Publisher: System Sacom)
  • Dome (JP Publisher: System Sacom)
  • Märchen Veil I (JP Publisher: System Sacom) /ALU
  • Providence (JP Publisher: System Sacom)
  • Valna (JP Publisher: System Sacom)

PC-8801 mk II SR

  • Märchen Veil I (JP Publisher: System Sacom) /ALU

PC-98

  • 38000 Kilo no Kokuu (JP Publisher: System Sacom)
  • Brown's Run (JP Publisher: System Sacom) /ALU
  • Dome (JP Publisher: System Sacom)
  • Highway Star (JP Publisher: System Sacom)
  • Märchen Veil I (JP Publisher: System Sacom) /ALU
  • Märchen Veil II (JP Publisher: System Sacom) /ALU
  • Michiyo Dreamy: The Quiz Master (JP Publisher: System Sacom)
  • Moon Ball (JP Publisher: System Sacom) /ALU
  • Power Singer: Ellance Saga #1 (JP Publisher: System Sacom)
  • Soft de Hard na Monogatari (JP Publisher: System Sacom)
  • Soft de Hard na Monogatari 2 (JP Publisher: System Sacom)
  • Valiant (JP Publisher: System Sacom) /ALU
  • Woom (JP Publisher: System Sacom) /ALU
  • Xenon 2: Megablast (JP Publisher: Epic)
  • Zone (JP Publisher: System Sacom)

PlayStation

  • Are! mo Kore? mo Momotarou: Nihon Tararebanashi Tour (JP Publisher: System Sacom)
?: Group TAC
  • Astronōka (programming, sound) (JP Publisher: Enix)
  • Eurasia Express Satsujin Jiken (JP Publisher: Enix)
  • Gaball Screen (programming, graphics) (JP Publisher: Antinos Records) [9] [10]
  • Great Hits (co-developer) (JP Publisher: Enix)
  • Iblard: Laputa no Kaeru Machi (JP Publisher: System Sacom)
  • Jikuu Tantei DD: Maboroshi no Lorelei (JP Publisher: ASCII)
  • Jikuu Tantei DD 2: Hangyaku no Apsalar (JP Publisher: ASCII)
Some Program, Some Graphics: Highwaystar; Sound: Reeb
  • Kuru no Juusan (JP Publisher: Tonkin House)
  • R?MJ: The Mystery Hospital (programming) (JP Publisher: Bandai)
CG: VSL; Sound: Light Link Music
  • Running High (JP Publisher: System Sacom)
  • Thoroughbred Breeder II Plus (JP Publisher: Hect) [11]

PlayStation (Super Famicom/Super NES CD-ROM)

  • Fortezza (unreleased) (Epic)

Saturn

  • Deep Fear (co-developer) (JP/EU Publisher: Sega) [12]
  • Fake Down (unreleased)
  • Gale Racer (JP Publisher: Sega) [13]
  • Gekkamugentan: Torico / Lunacy / Torico (JP/EU Publisher: Sega; US Publisher: Atlus)
  • Jikuu Tantei DD: Maboroshi no Lorelei (JP Publisher: ASCII)
  • Lulu (direction, programming, some graphics) (JP Publisher: Sega)
  • R?MJ: The Mystery Hospital (programming) (JP Publisher: Bandai)
CG: VSL; Sound: Light Link Music
  • Rampo (JP Publisher: Sega) [14]
  • Shinsetsu Yumemi Yakata: Tobira no Oku ni Dareka ga... / The Mansion of Hidden Souls (JP/US/EU Publisher: Sega)

Sharp X1

  • Dome (JP Publisher: System Sacom)
  • Euphory (JP Publisher: System Sacom)
  • Märchen Veil I (JP Publisher: System Sacom) /ALU

Super Famicom/Super NES

  • Gekitotsu Dangan Jidousha Kessen: Battle Mobile (JP Publisher: System Sacom)
  • Jerry Boy / SmartBall (co-developed with Game Freak) (JP Publisher: Epic; US Publisher: Sony Imagesoft)
  • Wondrous Magic (JP Publisher: ASCII)
Started out as a PlayStation (Super Famicom/Super NES CD-ROM) game

Windows

  • Darlun no Kimamana Tabi (JP Publisher: System Sacom)

X68000

  • 38-man Kilo no Kokuu (JP Publisher: System Sacom)
  • 38-man Kilo no Kokuu: CM-64-ban (JP Publisher: System Sacom)
  • Atomic Robo Kid (JP Publisher: System Sacom)
  • Dome (JP Publisher: System Sacom)
  • Gemini Wing (JP Publisher: System Sacom)
  • Soft de Hard na Monogatari (JP Publisher: System Sacom)
  • Soft de Hard na Monogatari 2 (JP Publisher: System Sacom)
  • Xenon 2: Megablast (JP Publisher: Epic)
  • Yami no Ketsuzoku (JP Publisher: System Sacom)
  • Yami no Ketsuzoku: Kanketsu-hen (JP Publisher: System Sacom)

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