Artdink Corporation

Historical Events


    • First Game "Take the A-Train" published.

    Apr 21, 1986:

    • Artdink founded in Narashino city, Japan


    • Chief office moved to Mihama, Chiba, Japan

      First development division established in Mihama,Chiba, Japan

      Best Hit Software Award given to "Take the A Train III".


    • "Take the A Train" localized and published in the United States as "A Train".

      "A Train" awarded The Best of 1992 Software Products and Best Strategy Game of 1992 in the United States.


    • " Zest Corporation (An advertising agent) established in April.

      Great Excellent Award in the Game Software section of Japanese Software Award For "Take the A Train IV".


    • LOGIN Award of the Japanese Software awards given to ""Lunatic Dawn".


    • NIKKEI Personal Computer Best Software in Windows Game Division, awarded to ""Take the A Train IV for Windows".

      " Zest Corporation creates publishing division and starts to sell strategy


    Oct, 1997:

    • Personnel-system reform. Introduction of New system in October

    Aug, 1998:

    • Head office moved to Makuhari, Chiba, Japan.


    • Artdink enters the PS2 market with "Take the A-Train VI"

      PS2 software development support tool "Agatha" released.

    Mar, 2002:

    • Head Quarters relocates to Tsukishima, Tokyo
    Company history contributed by Opipeuter (17001)