Game Arts Co., Ltd. (株式会社ゲームアーツ) is a Japanese video game software developer located in Tokyo, Japan. Originally established in 1985 as a computer software company, they have since expanded their enterprise to produce for a number of game console and handheld systems. Overseen by President and CEO Yoichi Miyaji, the company's philosophy is to create "new, innovative, and entertaining games", as well as exhibit games that can be considered "forms of art", both as developers and producers. Game Arts is member of the Computer Entertainment Supplier's Association of Japan (CESA), and major trading partners include Square Enix, Bandai, [Koei]], and Gung-Ho Online Entertainment, some of whom have co-developed or produced games in cooperation with the company.
The company has produced a number of games for several genres, beginning with the action game Thexder for personal computers in 1985. A number of traditional and Mahjong-related games have also been produced for Japanese audiences. In the Western world, Game Arts is best known as the producers of the Lunar series and Grandia series of role-playing video games, as well as the Gungriffonline of strategy games. Some of its staff has helped in the preliminary development of Nintendo's Wii title Super Smash Bros. Brawl.
On April 22, 2009, Game Arts released the PlayStation port of Grandia in Japan on the PlayStation Network as a downloadable title in the PSOne Classics range, to celebrate an upcoming announcement for Grandia Online, suggesting that they continue to provide for and support the title.