Draft:Game Arts

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Game Arts Co., Ltd. (株式会社ゲームアーツ) is a Japanese video game developer and publisher based in Chiyoda, Tokyo. Originally established in 1985 as a computer software company, it expanded into producing for a number of game console and handheld systems.

1st Logo (April 1985)

Visuals: On a black background,

Technique: Sprite-based animation.

Audio: None.

Availability: Seen only on Cuby Panic and Thexder for the NEC PC-88.

2nd Logo (December 5, 1986-November 2, 1989)

Visuals: Two "G"s draw in and glows. "GAME ARTS" wipes in from the middle before it fades out.


  • On Sharp X1 port of Zeliard and NEC PC-98 games, the logo is flatter and lighter. The earlier one had the logo vanishes off the screen via linear horizontal wipes.
  • On Veigues Tactical Gladiator, the logo crossfades to the copyright notice.

Technique: Sprite-based animation.

Audio: A distorted voice saying "Presented by Game Arts".

Audio Variant: On PC-88 version of Sliphead, the audio is higher-pitched.

Availability: Seen on many NEC PC-88 and NEC PC-98 games like Silpheed and Fire Hawk: Thexder The Second Contact and Sharp X1 port of Zeliard.

3rd Logo (December 28, 1991-December 18, 1992)

Visuals: On a rippling background, two "G"s are shown as the letters "GAME ARTS" fly in as the camera pans. After that, the camera stops panning.

Technique: CGI.

Audio: A C-note synth chord with people cheering. Then an announcer says "Game Arts!", with "Arts" having a glitchy echo near the end of the logo.

Availability: Seen on some earlier Japanese Mega-CD games like Tenka Fubu, Lunar: The Silver Star (replaced with the Working Designs logo on the North American version) and Gambler Jiko Chuushinha 2.

4th Logo (Yumimi Mix custom variant) (January 29, 1993-December 10, 1993, July 28, 1995)

Visuals: On a purplish-white background, there is Yumimi (the protagonist of the game Yumimi Mix) inside a blue circle with a horizontal lighter blue stripe in the middle. She is smiling and looking at the camera. Two wreaths of olive leaves surround the circle at the sides, while a ribbon with the word "YUMIMI" on it appears underneath. Below all that is the Game Arts logo in dark blue with the emblem at the left of the text.


  • On the FM-Towns version of Yumimi Mix, the logo is replaced with a copyright notice reading "©1992 IZUMI TAKEMOTO, GAME ARTS REPROGRAMMED GAME ©1993 CRI".
  • On Yumimi Mix Remix, the logo fades in from black and stays on-screen for a shorter time.

Technique: None.

Audio: None.

Availability: Seen on Yumimi Mix for the Mega-CD and FM-Towns and on Yumimi Mix Remix for the Sega Saturn.

5th Logo (Silpheed custom variant) (July 30-October 1993)

Visuals: Unknown.

Technique: CGI.

Audio: A short synth theme, which then segues into the music from the 3rd logo (without the glitchy echo).

Availability: Seen only on the Sega CD version of Silpheed.

6th Logo (March 15, 1996-December 8, 1999)

Visuals: Unknown.


  • On Lunar 2: Eternal Blue, the logo is still.
  • On Grandia, the logo is shown at warp speed.

Technique: CGI.

Audio: Unknown. Sometimes, it's none.

Availability: Seen on many Japanese Sega Saturn and PlayStation games like Gungriffon and Grandia.

7th Logo (June 22, 2000-October 15, 2019)

Visuals: Unknown.

Variant: A more common still version exists.

Technique: CGI.

Audio: Unknown.

Audio Variant: Unknown.

Availability: Seen on later games from the company like Grandia II and Project Sylpheed: Arc of Deception.

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