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Compile was a video game company based in Tokyo, Japan. It was founded on April 7th, 1982, by Masamitsu Niitani, initially under the name Programmers-3. The company was most famous for creating the Puyo-Puyo, Madō Monogatari, and Aleste series. Compile was disbanded in 2003, and the rights to its franchises were transferred to Aiky.

Credited on 111 Games from 1983 to 2020

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Aleste Collection (2020 on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4)
Guru Logic (2003 on MSX)
Pochi and Nyaa (2003 on Arcade, PlayStation 2)
Guru Logi Champ (2001 on Game Boy Advance)
Zanac X Zanac (2001 on PlayStation, PlayStation 3, PS Vita...)
Puyo Puyo Box (2000 on PSP, PS Vita, PlayStation 3...)
Wander Wonder (2000 on Windows)
Arle no Bōken: Mahō no Jewel (2000 on Game Boy Color)
Puyo Puyo~n (1999 on PlayStation, Dreamcast, Nintendo 64...)
Puyo Puyo Da! (1999 on Dreamcast)
Madō Monogatari (1998 on SEGA Saturn)
Waku Waku Puyo Puyo Dungeon (1998 on SEGA Saturn)
Waku Waku Puyo Puyo Dungeon (Limited Edition) (1998 on SEGA Saturn)
Puyo Puyo Sun (1996 on Windows, PlayStation, Nintendo 64...)
Super Nazo Puyo Tsū: Rulue no Tetsuwan Hanjōki (1996 on SNES)
Shadowrun (1996 on SEGA CD)
Madō Monogatari: Hanamaru Daiyōchienji (1996 on SNES)
Madō Monogatari A: Dokidoki Vacation (1995 on Game Gear)
Super Nazo Puyo: Rulue no Roux (1995 on SNES)
Kirby's Avalanche (1995 on SNES, Wii, Nintendo Switch)

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February 1st, 2003

Compile ceases trading. Assets are transferred to the newly established company Aiky, headed by founder Masamitsu Niitani.


Compile Korea is founded.


Without gaining much attention, Puyo Puyo is released for MSX and NES. This is the first installment of one of Japan's most successful game series ever. Compile develops its first CD-ROM game.


Diskstation, Compile's monthly disk magazine for the MSX, debuts. Aleste is released for the MSX2 and is Compile's biggest hit so far.


Compile enters the NES market abroad.

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