D Wonderland Inc.

Moby ID: 2021

  • T&E Soft, Inc. (from 1982 to 2002-05)

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D Wonderland was founded in 1982 in Tokyo by two brothers, Toshirō and Eiji Yokoyama as T&E Soft. They are best known for their Hydlide series, as well as various golf games. In 2002 T&E was renamed D Wonderland. In 2003 Toshirō Yokoyama founded Digital Golf, which continued publishing games under T&E brand. As a result, D Wonderland is often named "Old T&E", while Digital Golf is referred to as "New T&E". T&E software was dissolved in 2019. D4 Enterprise obtained the software copyrights of T&E.

Credited on 51 Games from 1984 to 2002

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Disney Golf (2002 on PlayStation 2)
Swing Away Golf (2000 on PlayStation 2)
Lode Runner 3-D (1999 on Nintendo 64)
Harukanaru Augusta for Windows (1998 on Windows)
True Golf Classics: Waialae Country Club (1998 on Nintendo 64)
Blaze & Blade: Eternal Quest (1998 on Windows, PlayStation, PSP...)
Harukanaru Augusta Masters '98 (1997 on Nintendo 64)
Jun Classic C.C. & Rope Club (1997 on PlayStation, SEGA Saturn)
Waialae no Kiseki: Extra 36 Holes (1997 on SEGA Saturn)
Bushi Seiryūden: Futari no Yūsha (1997 on SNES)
Cu-On-Pa SFC (1996 on SNES)
Pebble Beach no Hatō Plus (1996 on PlayStation)
Pebble Beach no Hatō: New - Tournament Edition (1996 on SNES)
Masters: Shin Harukanaru Augusta (1996 on PlayStation)
3-D Tetris (1996 on Virtual Boy)
Floating Runner: Quest for the 7 Crystals (1996 on PlayStation)
Harukanaru Augusta 3: Masters - New (1995 on SNES)
Golf (1995 on Virtual Boy)
Red Alarm (1995 on Virtual Boy)
Virtual Hydlide (1995 on SEGA Saturn)

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April 22, 2005

D Wonderland, which has ceased game development, releases the rights to the old T&E SOFT name to Eiji Yokoyama and Toshirou Yokoyama's new company Deep (Digital Entertainment Excellence Productions).

May 2002

Due to a licensing agreement with Disney, the company name is changed to D (Disney) Wonderland, Inc.. The company changes its focus to licensed broadband content. At the same time, Toshirou Yokoyama leaves the company in order to form two new companies: Deep and Digital Golf.

October 2001

The company leaves its native Nagoya and moves to Shibuya, Tokyo.

October 1990

T&E buys out the financially weakened Xtalsoft, turning it into T&E's Osaka development division.

December 1984

The role playing game Hydlide is released to critical acclaim, spawning several sequels. Due to its real-time arcade feel, the new genre is dubbed "Active RPG" in Japan.

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Trivia +

The company name is taken from the initals of the founders Toshirō Yokoyama and Eiji Yokoyama. It has subsequently been reinterpreted as "Technology & Entertainment".

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