Compile

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Compile
TypePrivate
FoundedApril 7, 1982 (Programmers-3)
1985 (Compile)
(closed on November 6, 2003)
HeadquartersTokyo, Japan
Key peopleMasamitsu Niitani, founder
IndustryVideo games
ProductsVideo games
Employeesnot disclosed
WebsiteN/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
Arcade Nano
2010
2018
2018
2019
2010
Linux, macOS, Windows: December 21, 2018
Genesis Mini: May 4, 2019
Arcade Nano: September 13, 2021
1993 Genesis Sonic version of Puyo Puyo 2.
GG Aleste GG Micro 2020 April 4, 2021 1991 Game Gear shoot 'em up video game
GG Aleste II GG Micro 2020 April 4, 2021 1993 Game Gear shoot 'em up video game
Musha Aleste Mega Drive Mini 2019 June 7, 2021 1996 Mega Drive shoot 'em up video game.
Nazo Puyo: Arle's Roux GG Micro 2020 March 26, 2021 1993 Game Gear puzzle video game
Power Strike II GG Micro 2020 April 4, 2021 1993 Master System shoot 'em up video game
Puyo Puyo Nintendo Switch
Astro City Mini
2019
2021
April 14, 2021
September 14, 2021
1991 arcade puzzle video game
Puyo Puyo 2 GG Micro
Nintendo Switch
Mega Drive Mini
Astro City Mini
2020
2020
2019
March 26, 2021
March 26, 2021
April 14, 2021
September 14, 2021
1994 Game Gear puzzle video game
1994 arcade puzzle video game
1994 Mega Drive puzzle video game
1994 arcade puzzle video game
Sorcery Saga I Mega Drive Mini 2019 June 7, 2021 1996 Mega Drive role-playing 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
Zanac Nintendo Switch 2021 February 1, 2022 2005 remake of the 1986 shoot 'em up video game