Talk:Sur Dé Wave

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Wasn't Takeru also a service that distributed MSX games over telephone wires? --Idrougge 17:35, 17 August 2009 (CDT)

That was a service from Brother. This is a different company altogether. CRV 06:12, 18 August 2009 (CDT)

They also did PC Cocoron; a PC Engine version of the Famicom game listed here. It never went on sale, but there is rumoured to be at least one copy in Japan, sold through auctions by previous Takeru employees, it seems. http://cocoroco.sakura.ne.jp/cocoron/pc-cocoron.html http://tengokugame.free.fr/dossier_collector/pc_cocoron.jpg --[email protected] 23:28, 20 August 2009 (CDT)

I'm aware of PC Cocoron. It was contracted to another company. CRV 04:09, 21 August 2009 (CDT)
I am pretty sure PC was in house at Takeru; I am currently working with one of the programmers. --[email protected] 12:22, 21 October 2009 (UTC)
Hmmm...I'm just repeating what I was told. CRV 12:52, 21 October 2009 (UTC)
I suppose that depends who told you. --[email protected] 11:26, 23 October 2009 (UTC)
I can't say who told me, but if this person you're working with actually worked on the game itself... CRV 11:39, 23 October 2009 (UTC)

Which interviews mention Takeru? Are they available online? Scion, LSCM Webmaster 05:09, 26 November 2009 (UTC)

There are no interviews online that I know of. CRV 08:05, 26 November 2009 (UTC)
So where can one find these "mentions, interviews, and online resources" cited on the Company page? I'm not questioning the journalism; I just have a vested interest in finding the sources that mention Takeru, due to their connection with my own site. Scion, LSCM Webmaster 23:38, 27 November 2009 (UTC)
Actual mentions = Game mentions Takeru/team at Takeru; Interviews = "I can't say who told me..."; Online resources = Wikipedia CRV 07:18, 28 November 2009 (UTC)
I feel like an idiot now. Could've figured that out on my own without bothering you. I was hoping there was some kind of magazine interview out there that I hadn't come across yet. Ah well, thanks anyway! Scion, LSCM Webmaster 22:47, 28 November 2009 (UTC)

I just realized Cocoron came out in May 1991, so something doesn't quite add up (Westwood). CRV (talk) 17:51, 12 April 2017 (CEST)

Maybe Westwood was a company that merged with Takeru. "W.W" is credited with graphic design on SFC Metal Jack, which came out in 1992. Is that referring to Westwood/West Wood? CRV (talk) 15:45, 14 March 2019 (UTC)
Metal Jack and PC Cocoron share a font. CRV (talk) 16:12, 19 March 2019 (UTC)
It definitely sounds like Westwood didn't *become* Takeru, but was more likely contracted and possibly acquired by Takeru. Perhaps the reason Ishizaki claims it was renamed is that Westwood was the surviving company of the merger, but the Takeru/Sur De Wave name was kept because they'd already been branding products that way. --Dimitri (talk) 22:05, 19 March 2019 (UTC)

Only tangentially related, but I wonder if the "K2" credited on Cocoron is the same as the "Studio K2" mentioned in The Golem Master? It appears to have been a doujin circle headed by (or consisting only of) Kouji Saiki that was also variously known as "Green System" and "Neko no Kessha" (猫の結社). He appears to have independently released a bunch of PC games throughout the '90s. --Dimitri (talk) 23:31, 19 March 2019 (UTC)

Looks like Saiki worked on a bunch of Great's games. CRV (talk) 03:32, 20 March 2019 (UTC)