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Cave Date of Formation: June 1994
Location: Tokyo
President: Kenichi Takano
Head Composer: Manabu Namiki
Productions: DoDonPachi, ESPGaluda, Ibara, Mushihimesama
Guwange, Progear, Dangun Feveron, Death Smiles

Cave is an Arcade shooter developer founded in 1995 from the remains of Toaplan of Batsugun and Zero Wing fame. Some of its earliest creations include a line of sports and puzzle games that didn't acquire popularity musically or otherwise. The company was much more successful as the developer of the shooter DonPachi. This game and its successors has become notorious for being incredibly manic and challenging.

The company has focused most of their attention on developing the DoDonPachi, ESPGaluda, Mushihimesama, and Ibara series. Other projects included E.S.P. Ra.De, Guwange, Dangun Feveron, Progear, Ketsui - Cutting the Bonds of Hell, Death Smiles, and Muchi Muchi Pork!. Their games are principally distributed by Amusement Marketing International and many of their titles have received console ports by Arika and Taito.

The company are known for producing high-quality electronica- and rock-based soundtracks. Their album releases often include arranged sections and other bonuses and often sell out on the day of their release. Their soundtracks have also been subject to several DVD-CD set releases from INH. Associated artists include Manabu Namiki, Shinji Hosoe, Masaharu Iwata, Masahiro Kusunoki, and a newly formed internal sound team.