From WE Computers Museum
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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
Number of people 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 Notes
Aleste Master System 1988
Alien Crush TurboGrafx-16 1993
Blazing Lazers TurboGrafx-16 1989
Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine Sega Genesis
Game Gear
1993 Sonic the Hedgehog version of Puyo Puyo 2.
GG Aleste Game Gear 1991
GG Aleste II Game Gear 1993
Musha Aleste Sega Genesis 1996
Nazo Puyo: Arle's Roux Game Gear Micro 1993
Power Strike II Master System 1993
Puyo Puyo Arcade 1991
Puyo Puyo 2 Arcade 1994
Robo Aleste Sega CD 1992
Sorcery Saga I Sega Genesis 1996
Spirit Warriors Spriggan PC Engine CD-ROM² 1991
Spriggan Mark 2: Re-Terraform Project Super PC Engine CD-ROM² 1992
Zanac Arcade 1986