Open Corp.
1993-95 logo.
Origin South Korea
Years 1992-97
First Game Wonder Kid
Last Game Venus Project
Sounds used Konami / Tiny Toon Adventures (NES)
Natsume / Iku Mizutani (SMS)
Engines used Various
Games published by Daou Infosys (1993-97)
Related companies Zemina

Open Corp. was a company based in South Korea that was founded by a team of ex-employees from Zemina led by Koo Eun-joong. They produced unlicensed NES/Famicom and Sega Master System games during the 1990s, and were published by Daou Infosys from 1993 onward. (Daou games made before that time were developed in-house) Unusually, they did end up making one officially licensed game; the Game Gear port of Bubble Bobble released in 1994. Open seemingly vanished during the 64-bit era of gaming, but some internal programmers remained in the video game industry and later worked for Unico Electronics Co., Ltd.

Console games[edit | edit source]

Released[edit | edit source]

  • '94 Super World Cup Chukku (1994, Master System)
  • Bubble Bobble (1994, Game Gear)
  • Buzz & Waldog aka Koko's Adventure (1993, Famicom; unreleased in US)
  • Family Noraebang (December 1993 or early 1994, Famicom)
  • Jang Pung 3 (1994, Master System)
  • Metal Force (May 1994, Famicom)
  • Suho Cheonsa (Master System)
  • Toto World 3 (Sega Master System)
  • Twin Mouse (Master System; a clone of Tiny Toon Adventures for the NES using the Super Boy 4 engine and Magic Kid Googoo music. Some elements from TTA are noticeable in other Open games like Toto World 3)

Unreleased[edit | edit source]

Title screen of Kaby Koby, an unreleased Famicom game by Open.

  • Kaby Koby (1994 - Famicom) - Likely unreleased because Open and Daou stopped console-games development[1].

Accessories[edit | edit source]

  • Game Hunter - Open's only known accessory. It's a cheat device for the Super Famicom with a few codes for the most popular games at the time. Adding codes doesn't seem possible.

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