Reply To: Sierra and Game Arts


Our relationship with Game-Arts was just a licensing deal. The hope was that they would help us establish our games in the Japan market, and we would help them in the US.

Perhaps someone here can refresh my memory, but I think the only Game Arts’ games we published were Thexder and Silpheed. Both were successful, although neither was a huge hit.

I don’t remember why we stopped publishing their products. My recollection is that everything we did in Japan failed. There wasn’t a PC Compatible computer that was doing well in Japan, except the NEC PC-9801, which really wasn’t very compatible, and wasn’t really used as a game machine. We weren’t in the video game business, and ultimately closed our office in Tokyo, after losing a fair amount of money there.

-Ken W