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Dempa Shimbunsha

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Dempa Micomsoft was the software division of publishing company Dempa Shimbunsha. In 1993, it was broken off as a separate company, though fully owned by Dempa.

Apart from programming games, with Dempa earning a high reputation for its arcade conversions, it also made joysticks and other hardware. The company now remains as Micomsoft Co., Ltd., with TV scan converters as its main business.

Credited on 49 Games from 1983 to 1995

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Video Game: Anthology - Vol. 12: Dig Dug / Dig Dug II (1995 on Sharp X68000)
Video Game: Anthology - Vol. 10: Mr. Do! / Mr. Do! v.s Unicorns (1994 on Sharp X68000)
Video Game: Anthology - Vol. 8: Exciting Hour / Shusse Ōzumō (1994 on Sharp X68000)
Video Game: Anthology - Vol. 5: Crazy Climber / Crazy Climber 2 (1993 on Sharp X68000)
Video Game: Anthology - Vol. 1: Terra Cresta / Moon Cresta (1992 on Sharp X68000)
Ys (1991 on Sharp X68000)
On the Ball (1990 on SNES, Arcade, Sharp X68000...)
Chelnov: Atomic Runner (1988 on Genesis, Wii, Sharp X68000...)
Issural: The Story of Calvan (1988 on Sharp X1)
Galaga '88 (1987 on Game Gear, TurboGrafx-16, Wii...)
After Burner II (1987 on DOS, Genesis, Amiga...)
Dragon Spirit (1987 on DOS, Amiga, NES...)
Dark Storm: Demon Crystal III (1987 on Sharp MZ-80K/700/800/1500, Sharp X1)
Popins (1987 on Sharp X1, Sharp MZ-80K/700/800/1500)
Psycho Pigs UXB (1987 on Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum, MSX...)
Sofia (1987 on Sharp X1, Sharp MZ-80K/700/800/1500, MSX)
Bubble Bobble (1986 on DOS, Windows, Game Boy...)
Genpei Tōma Den (1986 on TurboGrafx-16, Arcade, Nintendo Switch...)
Super Zenon: Defender Force Gamma5 (1986 on PC-88, Sharp X1, FM-7)
Toy Pop (1986 on Arcade, Wii, Nintendo Switch...)

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Dempa Shimbunsha literally means "Radio Wave Newspaper Publisher Company", which is how they are listed in Generation MSX's developer register.

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