Compile

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Compile
Type Private
Founded April 7, 1982 (Programmers-3)
1985 (Compile)
(closed on November 6, 2003)
Headquarters Tokyo, Japan
Key people Masamitsu Niitani, founder
Industry Video games
Products Video games
Employees not disclosed
Website N/A

Compile Co., Ltd. (株式会社コンパイル, Kabushikigaisha Konpairu) was a video game developer.

Programmers-3, Inc.

Programmers-3, Inc. was founded on April 7, 1982 by Masamitsu Niitani.

Compile Co., Ltd.

The company was renamed Compile Co., Ltd. in 1985.

Bankruptcy and liquidation

Compile filed bankruptcy and closed on November 6, 2003.

D4 Enterprise acquired the rights to most of the Compile properties, however Sega holds the rights to the Puyo Puyo series.

Successor companies

Compile Heart was formed as a subsidiary of Idea Factory on June 2, 2006. Until he left the company in December 2012, Compile Heart was managed by the former Compile founder, Masamitsu Niitani. Compile Heart made a deal with D4 Enterprise to create games based on Compile properties.

Masamitsu Niitani created another successor company, COMPILE◯ (Compile Maru) on April 19, 2016.

Emulated Compile games owned by WEC Museum

Title System Released Added to the Museum Notes
Aleste GG Micro 2020 April 4, 2021 1988 Master System shoot 'em up video game
Alien Crush TG-16 Mini 2020 May 1, 2020 1993 TG-16 pinball video game
Blazing Lazers TG-16 Mini 2020 May 1, 2020 1989 TG-16 shoot 'em up video game
Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine Windows
Linux
macOS
Genesis Mini
2010
2018
2018
2019
Linux, macOS, Windows: December 21, 2018
Genesis Mini: May 4, 2019
1993 Genesis Sonic version of Puyo Puyo 2.
GG Aleste GG Micro 2020 April 4, 2021 1991 Game Gear shoot 'em up video game
Nazo Puyo: Arle's Roux GG Micro 2020 March 26, 2021 1993 Game Gear puzzle video game
GG Aleste II GG Micro 2020 April 4, 2021 1993 Game Gear shoot 'em up video game
Power Strike II GG Micro 2020 April 4, 2021 1993 Master System shoot 'em up video game
Puyo Puyo 2 GG Micro 2020 March 26, 2021 1994 Game Gear puzzle video game
Spirit Warriors Spriggan TG-16 Mini 2020 May 1, 2020 1991 CD-ROM² shoot 'em up video game
Spriggan Mark 2: Re-Terraform Project TG-16 Mini 2020 May 1, 2020 1992 Super CD-ROM² shoot 'em up video game