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System Sacom(システムサコム), also known as System Sacom Sales Corp., is a Japanese company which sells electronic devices. They are more notable for their past, in which they developed video games. In the 1980s, they mainly published games for computers, but they changed focus to home consoles in the 1990s. Its head office is located in Tokyo.

Tokyo Metropolis in Kantō

Tokyo, officially Tokyo Metropolis, one of the 47 prefectures of Japan, has served as the Japanese capital since 1869. As of 2014, the Greater Tokyo Area ranked as the most populous metropolitan area in the world. The urban area houses the seat of the Emperor of Japan, of the Japanese government and of the National Diet. Tokyo forms part of the Kantō region on the southeastern side of Japan's main island, Honshu, and includes the Izu Islands and Ogasawara Islands. Tokyo was formerly named Edo when Shōgun Tokugawa Ieyasu made the city his headquarters in 1603. It became the capital after Emperor Meiji moved his seat to the city from Kyoto in 1868; at that time Edo was renamed Tokyo. Tokyo Metropolis formed in 1943 from the merger of the former Tokyo Prefecture and the city of Tokyo. Tokyo is often referred to as a city but is officially known and governed as a "metropolitan prefecture", which differs from and combines elements of a city and a prefecture, a characteristic unique to Tokyo.

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Sacom had particular success with their Novel Ware(ノベルウェア) series, which had tremendous effect within the sound novel and visual novel genres. In the series, they tried to create a fusion of sound and the written word. For example, in a time when most companies were still using FM synthesizers integrated with early Japanese computers, Sacom had progressed to using MIDI.

A visual novel is an interactive game genre, which originated in Japan, featuring text-based story with narrative style of literature and interactivity aided by static or sprite-based visuals, most often using anime-style art or occasionally live-action stills. As the name might suggest, they resemble mixed-media novels.

MIDI electronic musical instrument industry specification

MIDI is a technical standard that describes a communications protocol, digital interface, and electrical connectors that connect a wide variety of electronic musical instruments, computers, and related audio devices for playing, editing and recording music. A single MIDI link through a MIDI cable can carry up to sixteen channels of information, each of which can be routed to a separate device or instrument. This could be sixteen different digital instruments, for example.

When the Famicom Disk System was popular, Sacom was a member of DOG (Disk Original Group), of which Square was a prominent member.

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<i>Mansion of Hidden Souls</i> 1993 video game

Mansion of Hidden Souls, also called Tale of the Dream Mansion in Japan, is a point and click adventure video game released for the Sega CD, developed by System Sacom and published by Sega in Japan and by Vic Tokai in the United States. It has a similar format to other puzzle computer games such as Myst, Uninvited and D. It was first released on December 9, 1993 in the United States and on December 10, 1993 in Japan.

<i>Smart Ball</i> 1991 video game

Smart Ball is an action-adventure game developed by Game Freak and System Sacom and released by Epic/Sony Records and Sony Imagesoft for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System in 1991. It is known as Jerry Boy (ジェリーボーイ) in Japan. A sequel titled Jerry Boy 2 (ジェリーボーイ2) was in production, but was not released.

<i>Lunacy</i> (video game) 1997 video game

Lunacy, released in Europe as Torico and in Japan as Gekka Mugentan Torico, is an adventure game developed by System Sacom and published by Sega for the Sega Saturn in 1996. Lunacy is an interactive movie adventure consisting of a long series of interconnecting full motion video (FMV) sequences, much like The 7th Guest and System Sacom's earlier Saturn game, Mansion of Hidden Souls.


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