Key

Company
Primary language: Japanese
a.k.a. キー
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Originated from: Tactics
Parent producer: Visual Arts

Key is a Japanese visual novel studio which formed on July 21, 1998 as a brand under the publisher Visual Art's and is located in Kita, Osaka, Japan. Key released their debut visual novel Kanon in June 1999, which combined an elaborate storyline, an up-to-date anime-style drawing style, and a musical score which helped to set the mood for the game. Key's second game Air released in September 2000 had a similar if not more complex storyline to Kanon and a more thorough gameplay. Both Kanon and Air were originally produced as adult games, but exist more new versions of these games without the adult content. Key broke the trend of make adult games with their third title Clannad which was released in April 2004 for all ages. Key has worked in the past with Interchannel and Prototype for the consumer port releases of the brand's games. Key collaborated with ASCII Media Works' Dengeki G's Magazine to produce the mixed media project Angel Beats!, which was produced into an anime TV series in 2010. The brand's ninth game Rewrite was released in June 2011, and a fan disc for the game titled Rewrite Harvest festa! was released in July 2012. The first volume in the six-part Angel Beats! episodic visual novel was released in June 2015.

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Releases

1999-06-04Kanon(developer, publisher)
1999-06-0418+   Kanon - Regular Editiondeveloper, publisher
1999-06-0418+   Kanon - First Press Editiondeveloper, publisher
2000-01-07All ages   Kanon - All Ages Editiondeveloper, publisher
2000-09-14All ages   Kanondeveloper
2002-02-2812+   Kanondeveloper
2004-11-2618+   Kanon - Standard Editiondeveloper, publisher
2004-12-2212+   Kanon - Best Editiondeveloper
2005-01-28All ages   Kanon - Standard Edition (All Ages Edition)developer, publisher
2007-02-1512+   Kanondeveloper
2007-0515+  Kanondeveloper
2009-07-3015+   Clannad - Key Trilogy Premium Boxdeveloper
2009-07-31All ages   Key 10th Memorial BOXdeveloper, publisher
2009-11-0912+   Kanon - Download Editiondeveloper
2010-04-30All ages   Kanon - Memorial Editiondeveloper, publisher
2011-11-30All ages   Kanondeveloper
2011-12-1618+   Kanon ~Aso BD~developer
2012-08-2418+   Kanondeveloper, publisher
2013-04-0412+   Kanondeveloper
2000-09-08Air(developer, publisher)
2000-09-0818+   Air - First Press Limited Editiondeveloper, publisher
2001-07-1918+   Air - Regular Editiondeveloper, publisher
2001-07-27All ages   Air - All Ages Editiondeveloper, publisher
2001-09-2015+   Airdeveloper, publisher
2002-08-0815+   Airpublisher
2005-04-0818+   Air - Standard Editiondeveloper, publisher
2005-09-0115+   Air - Best Editionpublisher
2007-05-0115+  Airdeveloper
2007-11-2215+   Airdeveloper, publisher
2008-02-0515+  Airdeveloper
2009-07-3015+   Clannad - Key Trilogy Premium Boxdeveloper
2009-07-31All ages   Key 10th Memorial BOXdeveloper, publisher
2010-05-28All ages   Air - Memorial Editiondeveloper, publisher
2010-09-0215+   Air - Download Editiondeveloper
2012-11-22All ages   Airdeveloper
2013-05-0218+   Airdeveloper
2013-05-0212+   Airdeveloper
2016-09-0815+   Airdeveloper
2004-04-28Clannad(developer, publisher)
2004-04-28All ages   Clannad - First Press Editiondeveloper, publisher
2004-08-06All ages   Clannad - Regular Editiondeveloper, publisher
2006-02-2315+   Clannaddeveloper
2008-01-1615+  Clannaddeveloper
2008-02-29All ages   Clannad Full Voicedeveloper, publisher
2008-05-2915+   Clannaddeveloper
2008-08-2815+   Clannaddeveloper
2009-07-3015+   Clannad - Best Editiondeveloper
2009-07-3015+   Clannad - Key Trilogy Premium Boxdeveloper
2009-07-31All ages   Key 10th Memorial BOXdeveloper, publisher
2010-05-28All ages   Clannad - Memorial Editiondeveloper, publisher
2011-04-2115+   Clannaddeveloper
2012-09-1816+   Clannaddeveloper
2013-02-1415+   Clannad - Download Editiondeveloper
2014-08-1415+   Clannaddeveloper
2015-11-23All ages   Clannad - Steam Editiondeveloper
2016-03-09All ages   Clannad - Kickstarter Limited Editiondeveloper
2018-06-1415+    Clannaddeveloper
2019-07-0415+    Clannaddeveloper
2019-10-17All ages    Clannad - Steam Editiondeveloper
2004-11-22Planetarian ~Chiisana Hoshi no Yume~(developer, publisher)
2004-11-22All ages   Planetarian ~Chiisana Hoshi no Yume~ Trial Editiondeveloper, publisher
2004-11-29All ages   Planetarian ~Chiisana Hoshi no Yume~publisher
2006-04-28All ages   Planetarian ~Chiisana Hoshi no Yume~ Regular Editionpublisher
2006-04-28All ages   Planetarian ~Chiisana Hoshi no Yume~ First Press Editionpublisher
2006-08-24All ages   Planetarian ~Chiisana Hoshi no Yume~publisher
2006-11-28All ages  Planetarian ~Chiisana Hoshi no Yume~developer
2009-07-31All ages   Key 10th Memorial BOXdeveloper, publisher
2009-08-24All ages   Planetarian ~Chiisana Hoshi no Yume~developer
2010-04-30All ages   Planetarian ~Chiisana Hoshi no Yume~ Memorial Editiondeveloper, publisher
2011-05-12All ages   Planetarian ~Chiisana Hoshi no Yume~ Special Edition for Tohoku Earthquakedeveloper
2011-11-3012+    Planetarian ~Chiisana Hoshi no Yume~developer
2011-11-30All ages   Planetarian ~Chiisana Hoshi no Yume~developer
2015-06-20All ages   Planetarian ~the reverie of a little planet~ Package Editionpublisher
2016-07-29All ages   Planetarian HD Editiondeveloper, publisher
2017-05-08   planetarian HDdeveloper
2017-07-26    planetarian HDdeveloper
2018-01-31    planetarian HDdeveloper
2018-06-14All ages   Xingzhimeng ~Planetarian~ HD editiondeveloper
2018-11-14      planetarian HDdeveloper
2019-01-31All ages      Planetarian ~Chiisana Hoshi no Yume~developer
2020-04-17All ages   Planetarian ~Chiisana Hoshi no Yume~ HD Edition - Download Editiondeveloper, publisher
2005-10-03Tomoyo After ~It's a Wonderful Life~(developer, publisher)
2005-10-03All ages   Tomoyo After ~It's a Wonderful Life~ Trial Editionpublisher
2005-11-2518+   Tomoyo After ~It's a Wonderful Life~ First Press Special Editiondeveloper, publisher
2007-01-2512+   Tomoyo After ~It's a Wonderful Life~ CS Editionpublisher
2008-06-02All ages  Tomoyo After ~It's a Wonderful Life~developer
2009-03-1912+   Tomoyo After~It's Wonderful Life~ CS Editionpublisher
2009-07-31All ages   Key 10th Memorial BOXdeveloper, publisher
2010-04-30All ages   Tomoyo After ~It's a Wonderful Life~ Memorial Editiondeveloper, publisher
2010-09-2212+   Tomoyo After ~It’s a Wonderful Life~ CS Editiondeveloper
2012-07-2912+   Tomoyo After ~It’s a Wonderful Life~ CS Editiondeveloper
2013-02-27All ages   Tomoyo After~It's Wonderful Life~ CS Editiondeveloper
2013-05-2912+   Tomoyo After~It's Wonderful Life~ CS Edition - Download Editiondeveloper
2014-09-2618+   Tomoyo After ~It's a Wonderful Life~ Perfect Editiondeveloper, publisher
2018-04-2018+   Tomoyo After ~It's a Wonderful Life~ Perfect Edition - Download Editiondeveloper, publisher
2007-06-04Little Busters!(developer, publisher)
2007-06-04All ages   Little Busters! - Trial Editionpublisher
2007-07-27All ages   Little Busters! - First Press Limited Editiondeveloper, publisher
2007-09-28All ages   Little Busters! - Regular Editiondeveloper, publisher
2008-07-2518+   Little Busters! Ecstasy - First Press Limited Editionpublisher
2008-09-2618+   Little Busters! Ecstasy - Regular Editionpublisher
2009-07-31All ages   Key 10th Memorial BOXdeveloper, publisher
2009-12-2412+   Little Busters! Converted Editiondeveloper
2010-11-2512+   Little Busters! Converted Editiondeveloper
2012-03-2212+   Little Busters! Converted Editiondeveloper
2012-11-30All ages   Little Busters! Perfect Edition - TV Anime Commemorative Editiondeveloper, publisher
2013-03-2012+   Little Busters! Converted Editiondeveloper
2013-05-2912+   Little Busters! Converted Edition - Download Editiondeveloper
2013-10-1118+   Little Busters! Ecstasy - Download Editionpublisher
2020-04-2312+    Little Busters! Converted Editiondeveloper
2010-06-03Clannad - Hikari Mimamoru Sakamichi de(developer)
2010-06-0312+   Clannad - Hikari Mimamoru Sakamichi de First Volumedeveloper
2010-07-1512+   Clannad - Hikari Mimamoru Sakamichi de Last Volumedeveloper
2014-04-2215+   Clannad - Hikari Mimamoru Sakamichi de First Volumedeveloper
2014-04-2315+   Clannad - Hikari Mimamoru Sakamichi de Last Volumedeveloper
2010-06-25Kud Wafter(developer, publisher)
2010-06-2518+   Kud Wafter - First Press Limited Editiondeveloper, publisher
2013-01-3118+   Kud Wafterdeveloper
2013-03-2918+   Kud Wafter Aso BDdeveloper
2013-05-0915+   Kud Wafter - Converted Editiondeveloper
2013-06-28All ages   Kud Wafter - All Ages Editiondeveloper, publisher
2013-10-1118+   Kud Wafter - Download Editiondeveloper, publisher
2013-12-1915+   Kud Wafter - Converted Editiondeveloper
2010-06-25Rewrite(developer, publisher)
2010-06-25All ages   Rewrite - Trial Editiondeveloper, publisher
2011-03-26All ages   Rewrite - Trial Edition Ver. 2.00developer, publisher
2011-06-24All ages   Rewrite - First Press Limited Editiondeveloper, publisher
2011-09-30All ages   Rewrite - Regular Editiondeveloper, publisher
2014-04-1715+   Rewritedeveloper
2014-08-2815+   Rewritedeveloper
2015-02-1115+   Rewritedeveloper
2016-07-29All ages   Rewrite+developer, publisher
2017-03-2315+   Rewritedeveloper
2011-11-30Hoshi no Hito ~Planetarian Side Story~(developer)
2011-11-30All ages   Hoshi no Hito ~Planetarian Side Story~developer
2011-11-30All ages   Hoshi no Hito ~Planetarian Side Story~developer
2012-07-27Rewrite Harvest festa!(developer, publisher)
2012-07-2715+   Rewrite Harvest festa! - First Press Limited Editiondeveloper, publisher
2016-07-29All ages   Rewrite+developer, publisher
2017-05-1815+   Rewrite Harvest festa!developer
2012-10-29Little Busters! SS(developer)
2012-10-29All ages   Little Busters!SS Vol. 01developer
2012-12-03All ages   Little Busters!SS Vol. 01 One Day, fine Daydeveloper
2012-12-03All ages   Little Busters!SS Vol. 02developer
2012-12-03All ages   Little Busters!SS Vol. 02 Little Busters Kansatsu Nikkideveloper
2013-01-07All ages   Little Busters!SS Vol. 03developer
2013-01-07All ages   Little Busters!SS Vol. 03 Aru Ame no Hi no Kotodeveloper
2013-02-12All ages   Little Busters!SS Vol. 04developer
2013-02-12All ages   Little Busters!SS Vol. 04 A Snowy Daydeveloper
2013-03-07All ages   Little Busters!SS Vol. 05developer
2013-03-07All ages   Little Busters!SS Vol. 05 Shiawase Hitotsu to Aoi Torideveloper
2014-01-29Nishizono Mio Misshitsu Satsujin Jiken?(developer, publisher)
2014-01-29All ages   Nishizono Mio Misshitsu Satsujin Jiken?developer, publisher
2015-05-02Angel Beats! -1st beat-(developer, publisher)
2015-05-02All ages   Angel Beats! -1st beat- Trial Edition Ver. 1.00developer, publisher
2015-05-15All ages   Angel Beats! -1st beat- Trial Edition Ver. 1.10developer, publisher
2015-06-26All ages   Angel Beats! -1st beat- First Press Editiondeveloper, publisher
2015-10-09All ages   Angel Beats! -1st beat- Download Editiondeveloper, publisher
2016-09-23Harmonia(developer, publisher)
2016-09-23All ages   Harmoniadeveloper
2016-12-29All ages   Harmoniadeveloper, publisher
2017-05-26All ages   Harmonia - First Press Limited Editiondeveloper, publisher
2019-04-26All ages   Harmonia - Regular Editiondeveloper, publisher
2016-12-21Rewrite: Oka-ken Katsudou Kiroku Gaiden(developer, publisher)
2016-12-21All ages   Rewrite Side Story vol.1: Oka-ken Katsudou Kiroku Gaiden - First Partdeveloper, publisher
2017-04-26All ages   Rewrite Side Story vol.2: Oka-ken Katsudou Kiroku Gaiden - Second Partdeveloper, publisher
2017-09-27Rewrite: Cradles Tale(developer, publisher)
2017-09-27All ages   Rewrite: Cradles Taledeveloper, publisher
2018-04-25Summer Pockets(developer, publisher)
2018-04-25All ages   Summer Pockets - Trial Editiondeveloper, publisher
2018-06-29All ages   Summer Pockets - First Press Limited Editiondeveloper, publisher
2018-07-25All ages   Summer Pockets - Download Editiondeveloper, publisher
2018-12-1915+   Summer Pocketsdeveloper
2019-06-2015+   Summer Pocketsdeveloper
2019-07-26All ages   Summer Pockets - Regular Editiondeveloper, publisher
2020-06-26All ages   Summer Pockets REFLECTION BLUE - First Press Limited Editiondeveloper, publisher
2020-06-26All ages   Summer Pockets REFLECTION BLUE - Deluxe Limited Editiondeveloper, publisher
2021Snow Globe(developer)
2021All ages   Snow Globedeveloper