EVE Adult Game Maker HimeyaSoft Files for Bankruptcy
posted on by Karen Ressler
Adult game developer HimeyaSoft filed for bankruptcy on February 8 after reportedly incurring debts of about 150 million yen (about US$1.3 million). The company suspended operations around 2014.
According to Tokyo Shōkō Research, HimeyaSoft peaked in August 1998, taking in one billion yen (about US$8.8 million) in revenue in one month. However, in recent years, the company's revenue has decreased to be on the order of 200 million (about US$1.8 million) per year. The company began creating smartphone and web game content, but did not see significant improvement.
HimeyaSoft formed in Tokyo in 1991, established its C's Ware brand in 1993, and released EVE Burst Error, the first game in its EVE series, for PC-98 computers in 1995. The game's original creator Hiroyuki Kanno and original composer Ryu Umemoto both passed away in 2011.
Last year, Red Flagship's El-Dia label released EVE Burst Error R (pictured right), a PC and PlayStation Vita port of the original game. El-Dia will also release a PC and PlayStation Vita port of HimeyaSoft's Desire on April 27.