|Vic Tokai Corporation|
|Founded||March 18, 1977|
|Headquarters||Shizuoka, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan|
The Vic Tokai Corporation (株式会社ビック東海) was the video game division of the Tokai Group, a Japanese holding company, but the company ended all video game development at the end of the 1990s in order to focus on providing network and DSL support. In 2011, Vic Tokai changed their name to Tokai Communication.
In 1977, the Tokai gas company wanted to enter the cable television market, so they created Vic Tokai, VIC standing for Valuable Information and Communication. In April 1982, Vic Tokai took over its parent company's data processing and computer sales, and in 1983, they began developing software. In the mid 1980s, Vic Tokai invested in the video game industry, and published its first game in 1986. By 1987, Vic Tokai was handling all of Tokai's computer sales and data processing. In 1988, Vic Tokai created an American branch called Vic Tokai, Inc. to publish video game titles in the USA and in 1991, Vic Tokai Europe Ltd. to publish games throughout Europe. Unfortunately, around 1998, Vic Tokai's video game division was dissolved and the company switched to being an Internet service provider and networking consultant.
Like most Japanese video game developers in the 1980s, Voc Tokai didn't allow its game designers to be openly credited in their games.
Vic Tokai did not have any in-house composers. Instead, they hired composers from other companies. Next to the composers' names is the company that they worked for.
- Fumito Tamayama (Graphic Research)
- Hiroto Kanno (Graphic Research)
- Michiharu Hasuya (Tecmo)
- Mikio Saito (Tecmo)
- Toshiko Tasaki (Aicom)
- mobygames.com/company/vic-tokai-corporation - MobyGames (Vic Tokai Corporation).
- mobygames.com/company/vic-tokai-inc - MobyGames (Vic Tokai, Inc.).
- gamefaqs.com/features/company/13296.html - GameFAQs.
- en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tokai_Communications - Wikipedia.
- [wayback.archive.org/web/*/www.victokai.co.jp - Archived Official Website.