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Comic 69: Introducing: Tose

Though they don't like to admit it, game companies sometimes need some extra help for their game due to lack of resources or time.

This is where Tose comes in. No one knows quite WHO they are, but the other companies know they can always trust this mysterious company to help them out with whatever they might need. From a bit of extra code, porting games, or making a whole spinoff game, any game or genre, Tose can handle it.

They are very secretive, and even if they have worked on thousands of games over the years, they rarely get the credit for this service, with their customers taking all the credit for themselves.

Still... this is just the way Tose wants it.


by lirvilas at 23rd Oct 2015, 5:07 AM

No kidding this is a real company?

Dang. I'll bet they're the NSA.

by Zanreo at 23rd Oct 2015, 5:34 AM

Haha, yeah, makes you wonder what this extreme secrecy is all about...

by ProfEtheric at 23rd Oct 2015, 5:08 AM

Wait... this is a thing? Seriously?

Why? What? How?


I need to sit down...

by Zanreo at 23rd Oct 2015, 5:35 AM

Yup, they're real all right... working and helping out from the shadows all this time.

by MadJak91 at 23rd Oct 2015, 1:59 PM

something something money laundry something

They have the most gaming like logo though.

In all seriousness, I have never heard of them. Until now.

As long as the game is good.
Outsourcing was always there. Just depends on what the parent company says. Tose at least does not seem like minimally paid Chinese programmers.
I bet the animation industry has a company like this too. Probably Korean.

by Zanreo at 23rd Oct 2015, 9:38 PM

Haha, yeah... There's probably some things going on behind the scenes now and then, but had no idea this one company was behind most of it... before now.

by azureXtwilight at 23rd Oct 2015, 6:15 PM

TOSE IS THE NSA--Someone beat me to it, dang.

by Zanreo at 24th Oct 2015, 10:24 PM

There's a reason they keep so secret, you know...

by Unsavory at 24th Oct 2015, 10:55 AM

Wow, this one's pretty crazy. I thought I knew a decent about of game related trivia, but Tose has eluded me entirely! Very well done, my friend.

by Zanreo at 24th Oct 2015, 10:24 PM

Yeah, the fact a lot of people don't know this would just be a good example of how secret they are... thanks!

by Miaubol at 24th Oct 2015, 1:04 PM

"we only want to help you" *takes over the world.

by Zanreo at 24th Oct 2015, 10:25 PM

Hey, they gotta have SOME kind of secret motivation...

by NeilKapit at 25th Oct 2015, 7:02 AM

The link you shared about Tose comes from 2007; since then, the list of games they've helped with (or are suspected of actually completing) has gotten pretty impressive. If the Japanese game industry was what it used to be, they could be secretly ruling the world by now.

by Zanreo at 25th Oct 2015, 7:23 AM

Yup, they sure have done a lot... Was kind of a surprise reading about them for the first time

by melaredblu at 30th Oct 2015, 5:42 AM

I've never heard of this before, but that is pretty interesting. I'm going to dub them Gaming Code Ninjas, though, because that sounds cooler.

by Zanreo at 31st Oct 2015, 9:38 PM

Yup, upon learning this I just had to make a comic :D
Gaming Code Ninjas... yeah, sounds pretty appropiate :D

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