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Company OverviewHacker International was Japanese publisher and developer of unlicensed console games and copy tools. Established in 1986 by Akira Hagiwara, it was originally a spinoff operation from a magazine called Hacker which ran from 1980 to 1989.

The company produced more than two dozen Famicom and Famicom Disk System games, most of them adult-oriented, and several of them published elsewhere by publishers such as Panesian, Color Dreams, and American Video Entertainment, often with the adult content removed.

The company entered the PC Engine market in 1991, producing over a dozen adult games under the Games Express brand over the next few years.

Hacker was reincorporated in 1995 as Map Japan Co., Ltd., and for the first time became a licensed publisher, producing PlayStation software. Map Japan also continued to produce adult games for the PC market under the Air Plants brand. However, the company all but ceased operation by 2000 due to changing market conditions and Hagiwara's own waning interest in games, and Map Japan released its last titles in January 2001.

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Company Overview
<b>Hacker International</b> was Japanese publisher and developer of unlicensed console games and copy tools. Established in 1986 by <moby developer="Akira Hagiwara">Akira Hagiwara</moby>, it was originally a spinoff operation from a magazine called <b>Hacker</b> which ran from 1980 to 1989.¶

The company produced more than two dozen Famicom and Famicom Disk System games, most of them adult-oriented, and several of them published elsewhere by publishers such as <moby company="Panesian">Panesian</moby>, <moby company="Color Dreams, Inc.">Color Dreams</moby>, and <moby company="American Video Entertainment Inc.">American Video Entertainment</moby>, often with the adult content removed.¶

The company entered the PC Engine market in 1991, producing over a dozen adult games under the <moby company="Games Express">Games Express</moby> brand over the next few years.¶

Hacker was reincorporated in 1995 as <moby company="Map Japan Co., Ltd.">Map Japan</moby>, and for the first time became a licensed publisher, producing PlayStation software. Map Japan also continued to produce adult games for the PC market under the <moby company="Air Plants">Air Plants</moby> brand. However, the company all but ceased operation by 2000 due to changing market conditions and Hagiwara's own waning interest in games, and Map Japan released its last titles in January 2001.
Company Overview
<b>Hacker International</b> was Japanese publisher and developer of unlicensed console games and copy tools. Established in 1986 by <moby developer="Akira Hagiwara">Akira Hagiwara</moby>, it was originally a spinoff operation from a magazine called <b>Hacker</b> which ran from 1980 to 1989.¶

The company produced more than two dozen Famicom and Famicom Disk System games, most of them adult-oriented, and several of them published elsewhere by publishers such as <moby company="Panesian">Panesian</moby>, <moby company="Color Dreams, Inc.">Color Dreams</moby>, and <moby company="American Video Entertainment Inc.">American Video Entertainment</moby>, often with the adult content removed.¶

The company entered the PC Engine market in 1991, producing over a dozen adult games under the <moby company="Games Express">Games Express</moby> brand over the next few years.¶

Hacker was reincorporated in 1995 as <moby company="Map Japan Co., Ltd.">Map Japan Co., Ltd.</moby>, and for the first time became a licensed publisher, producing PlayStation software. Map Japan also continued to produce adult games for the PC market under the <moby company="Air Plants">Air Plants</moby> brand. However, the company all but ceased operation by 2000 due to changing market conditions and Hagiwara's own waning interest in games, and Map Japan released its last titles in January 2001.

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