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'''Visual Art Laboratory''' (abbreviated in branding as '''VAL''') was a game development subsidiary of the Japanese marketing and design company ''Taki Kobo.''
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[[File:Taki.gif|thumb|Taki's logo circa the late 1990s]]
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''Not to be confused with Taki Corporation (株式会社タキコーポレーション), which published games under the "Wishbone" brand''
  
The studio was established at some point prior to 1998, and operated until an unspecified point in either the year 1999 or 2000. In its brief period of operation, its software output was directed by Yuto Tanno (丹野有人), leading a team of eight other employees. The two titles they produced for the Sony PlayStation (''Battle Master'' in 1998, and ''Acid'' in 1999) represent the sum of their output, before parent company Taki Kobo ended their game development ventures. A resign of the [https://web.archive.org/web/20010202133300/http://taki.co.jp:80/ Taki.co.jp website in 2001] served to purge all evidence of their having been involved in the games industry, likely due to the critical and commercial failure of both products.
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'''Taki Corporation''' was a Japanese marketing and design company. It was briefly involved in video games in the late 1990s, publishing and developing only two titles for the original PlayStation.
  
'''[[About:Research Methods|Research Methods]]:''' Actual mentions, online resources (see [[#Links|Links]]).
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Taki's game development team was apparently called '''Visual Art Laboratory''' ("VAL" for short), though this name only appears on one game — its first, ''Battle Master''.
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(In 2021, Taki Corporation [株式会社たき工房; Kabushiki Kaisha Taki Koubou] merged with five other Taki group companies to form the current Taki Corporation [株式会社たきコーポレーション; Kabushiki Kaisha Taki Corporation]. [https://www.taki.co.jp/about/#history])
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'''[[About:Research Methods|Research Methods]]:''' Actual mentions, online resources
  
 
===PlayStation===
 
===PlayStation===
*''Battle Master'' (JP Publisher: Taki)
 
 
*''Acid'' (JP Publisher: Taki)
 
*''Acid'' (JP Publisher: Taki)
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:<small>Programming: [[7 Computerised Creations]]; Some Programming: Eye On?</small>
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*''Battle Master'' (JP Publisher: Taki)
  
 
==Links==
 
==Links==
*[https://web.archive.org/web/19970804194801fw_/http://www.taki.co.jp/val/val.htm Company Profile (Internet Archive Wayback Machine)] (Japanese)
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*[https://web.archive.org/web/19970804194801fw_/http://www.taki.co.jp/val/val.htm VAL Profile (Internet Archive Wayback Machine)] (Japanese)
  
 
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Latest revision as of 03:52, 19 May 2022

Taki's logo circa the late 1990s

Not to be confused with Taki Corporation (株式会社タキコーポレーション), which published games under the "Wishbone" brand

Taki Corporation was a Japanese marketing and design company. It was briefly involved in video games in the late 1990s, publishing and developing only two titles for the original PlayStation.

Taki's game development team was apparently called Visual Art Laboratory ("VAL" for short), though this name only appears on one game — its first, Battle Master.

(In 2021, Taki Corporation [株式会社たき工房; Kabushiki Kaisha Taki Koubou] merged with five other Taki group companies to form the current Taki Corporation [株式会社たきコーポレーション; Kabushiki Kaisha Taki Corporation]. [1])

Research Methods: Actual mentions, online resources

PlayStation

  • Acid (JP Publisher: Taki)
Programming: 7 Computerised Creations; Some Programming: Eye On?
  • Battle Master (JP Publisher: Taki)

Links