Arc System Works

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Arc System Works
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Founded 1988-05-??
Headquarters Yokohama, Japan
Other Names Arc
Not to be confused with the English-based developer Arc Developments.

Arc System Works (アークシステムワークス) is a Japanese game developer which was founded by Minoru Kidooka in May of 1988. They started off on the NES and Sega Master System, usually porting Namco and other arcade games, but also developed some original titles of their own. The company is know for their Guilty Gear video games. The company also had a division titled Minato Giken.


Music Development


Minoru Kidooka, the company's CEO programmed a sound driver. According to Shunichi Ohshima, the music was entered using a binary number system.


Arc used their own sound driver which was programmed by Katsuhiro Hayashi.

Audio Personnel