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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. After many of the core staff previously worked together on the games Moon. and ONE ~Kagayaku Kisetsu e~ under the Tactics label, 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, was released in September 2000 had a similar but more complex storyline than Kanon's and more thorough gameplay. Both Kanon and Air were originally produced as adult games, but all-ages versions were later released without the adult content. Key's third game, Clannad, released in April 2004, was their first all-ages game. Key has worked in the past with Interchannel and Prototype for the consumer port releases of their games. Key collaborated with ASCII Media Works' Dengeki G's Magazine to produce the mixed media project Angel Beats!, which debuted as an anime TV series in 2010. Key's ninth game, Rewrite, was released in June 2011, and a fan disc for the game entitled Rewrite Harvest festa! followed in July 2012. The first volume in the planned six-part Angel Beats! episodic visual novel was released in June 2015.

[From Wikipedia]

Releases

Kanon
1999-06-0418+Kanon - Regular EditionPub & Dev
1999-06-0418+Kanon - First Press EditionPub & Dev
2000-01-07All agesKanon - All Ages EditionPub & Dev
2000-09-14All agesKanonDev
2002-02-2812+KanonDev
2004-11-2618+Kanon - Standard EditionPub & Dev
2004-12-2212+Kanon - Best EditionDev
2005-01-28All agesKanon - Standard Edition (All Ages Edition)Pub & Dev
2007-02-1512+KanonDev
2007-0515+KanonDev
2009-07-3015+Clannad - Key Trilogy Premium BoxDev
2009-07-31All agesKey 10th Memorial BOXPub & Dev
2009-11-0912+Kanon - Download EditionDev
2010-04-30All agesKanon - Memorial EditionPub & Dev
2011-11-30All agesKanonDev
2011-12-1618+Kanon ~Aso BD~Dev
2012-08-2418+KanonPub & Dev
2013-04-0412+KanonDev
Air
2000-09-0818+Air - First Press Limited EditionPub & Dev
2001-07-1918+Air - Regular EditionPub & Dev
2001-07-27All agesAir - All Ages EditionPub & Dev
2001-09-2015+AirPub & Dev
2002-08-0815+AirPub
2005-04-0818+Air - Standard EditionPub & Dev
2005-09-0115+Air - Best EditionPub
2007-05-0115+AirDev
2007-11-2215+AirPub & Dev
2008-02-0515+AirDev
2009-07-3015+Clannad - Key Trilogy Premium BoxDev
2009-07-31All agesKey 10th Memorial BOXPub & Dev
2010-05-28All agesAir - Memorial EditionPub & Dev
2010-09-0215+Air - Download EditionDev
2012-11-22All agesAirDev
2013-05-0218+AirDev
2013-05-0212+AirDev
2016-09-0815+AirDev
2021-09-0915+AIR - Package EditionDev
2021-09-0915+AIR - Download EditionDev
Clannad
2004-04-28All agesClannad - First Press EditionPub & Dev
2004-08-06All agesClannad - Regular EditionPub & Dev
2006-02-2315+ClannadDev
2008-01-1615+ClannadDev
2008-02-29All agesClannad Full VoicePub & Dev
2008-05-2915+ClannadDev
2008-08-2815+ClannadDev
2009-07-3015+Clannad - Best EditionDev
2009-07-3015+Clannad - Key Trilogy Premium BoxDev
2009-07-31All agesKey 10th Memorial BOXPub & Dev
2010-05-28All agesClannad - Memorial EditionPub & Dev
2011-04-2115+ClannadDev
2012-09-1816+ClannadDev
2013-02-1415+Clannad - Download EditionDev
2014-08-1415+ClannadDev
2018-06-1415+ClannadDev
2019-07-0415+ClannadDev
Planetarian ~Chiisana Hoshi no Yume~
2004-11-22All agesPlanetarian ~Chiisana Hoshi no Yume~ Trial EditionPub & Dev
2004-11-29All agesPlanetarian ~Chiisana Hoshi no Yume~Pub
2006-04-28All agesPlanetarian ~Chiisana Hoshi no Yume~ Regular EditionPub
2006-04-28All agesPlanetarian ~Chiisana Hoshi no Yume~ First Press EditionPub
2006-08-24All agesPlanetarian ~Chiisana Hoshi no Yume~Pub
2006-11-28All agesPlanetarian ~Chiisana Hoshi no Yume~Dev
2009-07-31All agesKey 10th Memorial BOXPub & Dev
2009-08-24All agesPlanetarian ~Chiisana Hoshi no Yume~Dev
2010-04-30All agesPlanetarian ~Chiisana Hoshi no Yume~ Memorial EditionPub & Dev
2011-05-12All agesPlanetarian ~Chiisana Hoshi no Yume~ Special Edition for Tohoku EarthquakeDev
2011-11-3012+Planetarian ~Chiisana Hoshi no Yume~Dev
2011-11-30All agesPlanetarian ~Chiisana Hoshi no Yume~Dev
2015-06-20All agesPlanetarian ~the reverie of a little planet~ Package EditionPub
2016-07-29All agesPlanetarian HD EditionPub & Dev
2017-05-08All agesplanetarian HDDev
2017-07-26All agesplanetarian HDDev
2018-01-31All agesplanetarian HDDev
2018-06-14All agesXingzhimeng ~Planetarian~ HD editionDev
2018-11-14All agesplanetarian HDDev
2019-01-31All agesPlanetarian ~Chiisana Hoshi no Yume~Dev
2020-04-17All agesPlanetarian ~Chiisana Hoshi no Yume~ HD Edition - Download EditionPub & Dev
2021-09-03All agesplanetarian Ultimate EditionDev
Tomoyo After ~It's a Wonderful Life~
2005-10-03All agesTomoyo After ~It's a Wonderful Life~ Trial EditionPub
2005-11-2518+Tomoyo After ~It's a Wonderful Life~ First Press Special EditionPub & Dev
2007-01-2512+Tomoyo After ~It's a Wonderful Life~ CS EditionPub
2008-06-02All agesTomoyo After ~It's a Wonderful Life~Dev
2009-03-1912+Tomoyo After~It's Wonderful Life~ CS EditionPub
2009-07-31All agesKey 10th Memorial BOXPub & Dev
2010-04-30All agesTomoyo After ~It's a Wonderful Life~ Memorial EditionPub & Dev
2010-09-2212+Tomoyo After ~It’s a Wonderful Life~ CS EditionDev
2012-07-2912+Tomoyo After ~It’s a Wonderful Life~ CS EditionDev
2013-02-27All agesTomoyo After ~It's a Wonderful Life~ CS EditionDev
2013-05-2912+Tomoyo After ~It's a Wonderful Life~ CS Edition - Download EditionDev
2014-09-2618+Tomoyo After ~It's a Wonderful Life~ Perfect EditionPub & Dev
2018-04-2018+Tomoyo After ~It's a Wonderful Life~ Perfect Edition - Download EditionPub & Dev
2020-09-1012+Tomoyo After ~It's a Wonderful Life~ CS Edition - Package EditionDev
2020-09-1012+Tomoyo After ~It's a Wonderful Life~ CS Edition - Download EditionDev
Little Busters!
2007-06-01All agesLittle Busters! - Trial EditionPub
2007-07-27All agesLittle Busters! - First Press Limited EditionPub & Dev
2007-09-28All agesLittle Busters! - Regular EditionPub & Dev
2008-07-2518+Little Busters! Ecstasy - First Press Limited EditionPub
2008-09-2618+Little Busters! Ecstasy - Regular EditionPub
2009-07-31All agesKey 10th Memorial BOXPub & Dev
2009-12-2412+Little Busters! Converted EditionDev
2010-11-2512+Little Busters! Converted EditionDev
2012-03-2212+Little Busters! Converted EditionDev
2012-11-30All agesLittle Busters! Perfect Edition - TV Anime Commemorative EditionPub & Dev
2013-03-2012+Little Busters! Converted EditionDev
2013-05-2912+Little Busters! Converted Edition - Download EditionDev
2013-10-1118+Little Busters! Ecstasy - Download EditionPub
2020-04-2312+Little Busters! Converted EditionDev
Clannad - Hikari Mimamoru Sakamichi de
2010-06-0312+Clannad - Hikari Mimamoru Sakamichi de First VolumeDev
2010-07-1512+Clannad - Hikari Mimamoru Sakamichi de Last VolumeDev
2014-04-2215+Clannad - Hikari Mimamoru Sakamichi de First VolumeDev
2014-04-2315+Clannad - Hikari Mimamoru Sakamichi de Last VolumeDev
2021-05-2012+Clannad - Hikari Mimamoru Sakamichi de - Package EditionDev
2021-05-2012+Clannad - Hikari Mimamoru Sakamichi de - Download EditionDev
Kud Wafter
2010-06-2518+Kud Wafter - First Press Limited EditionPub & Dev
2013-01-3118+Kud WafterDev
2013-03-2918+Kud Wafter Aso BDDev
2013-05-0915+Kud Wafter - Converted EditionDev
2013-06-28All agesKud Wafter - All Ages EditionPub & Dev
2013-10-1118+Kud Wafter - Download EditionPub & Dev
2013-12-1915+Kud Wafter - Converted EditionDev
Rewrite
2010-06-25All agesRewrite - Trial EditionPub & Dev
2011-03-26All agesRewrite - Trial Edition Ver. 2.00Pub & Dev
2011-06-24All agesRewrite - First Press Limited EditionPub & Dev
2011-09-30All agesRewrite - Regular EditionPub & Dev
2014-04-1715+RewriteDev
2014-08-2815+RewriteDev
2015-02-1115+RewriteDev
2016-07-29All agesRewrite+Pub & Dev
2017-03-2315+RewriteDev
TBAAll agesRewrite+ Physical editionDev
Hoshi no Hito ~Planetarian Side Story~
2011-11-30All agesHoshi no Hito ~Planetarian Side Story~Dev
2011-11-30All agesHoshi no Hito ~Planetarian Side Story~Dev
Rewrite Harvest Festa!
2012-07-2715+Rewrite Harvest festa! - First Press Limited EditionPub & Dev
2016-07-29All agesRewrite+Pub & Dev
2017-05-1815+Rewrite Harvest festa!Dev
TBAAll agesRewrite+ Physical editionDev
Little Busters! SS
2012-10-29All agesLittle Busters!SS Vol. 01Dev
2012-12-03All agesLittle Busters!SS Vol. 01 One Day, fine DayDev
2012-12-03All agesLittle Busters!SS Vol. 02Dev
2012-12-03All agesLittle Busters!SS Vol. 02 Little Busters Kansatsu NikkiDev
2013-01-07All agesLittle Busters!SS Vol. 03Dev
2013-01-07All agesLittle Busters!SS Vol. 03 Aru Ame no Hi no KotoDev
2013-02-12All agesLittle Busters!SS Vol. 04Dev
2013-02-12All agesLittle Busters!SS Vol. 04 A Snowy DayDev
2013-03-07All agesLittle Busters!SS Vol. 05Dev
2013-03-07All agesLittle Busters!SS Vol. 05 Shiawase Hitotsu to Aoi ToriDev
Nishizono Mio Misshitsu Satsujin Jiken?
2014-01-29All agesNishizono Mio Misshitsu Satsujin Jiken?Pub & Dev
Angel Beats! -1st Beat-
2015-05-02All agesAngel Beats! -1st beat- Trial Edition Ver. 1.00Pub & Dev
2015-05-15All agesAngel Beats! -1st beat- Trial Edition Ver. 1.10Pub & Dev
2015-06-26All agesAngel Beats! -1st beat- First Press EditionPub & Dev
2015-10-09All agesAngel Beats! -1st beat- Download EditionPub & Dev
Harmonia
2016-09-23All agesHarmoniaDev
2016-12-29All agesHarmoniaPub & Dev
2017-05-26All agesHarmonia - First Press Limited EditionPub & Dev
2019-04-26All agesHarmonia - Regular EditionPub & Dev
Rewrite: Oka-ken Katsudou Kiroku Gaiden
2016-12-21All agesRewrite Side Story vol.1: Oka-ken Katsudou Kiroku Gaiden - First PartPub & Dev
2017-04-26All agesRewrite Side Story vol.2: Oka-ken Katsudou Kiroku Gaiden - Second PartPub & Dev
Rewrite: Cradles Tale
2017-09-27All agesRewrite: Cradles TalePub & Dev
Summer Pockets
2018-04-25All agesSummer Pockets - Trial EditionPub & Dev
2018-06-29All agesSummer Pockets - First Press Limited EditionPub & Dev
2018-06-29All agesSummer Pockets - Download EditionPub & Dev
2018-12-1916+Summer PocketsDev
2019-06-2015+Summer Pockets - Package EditionDev
2019-06-2015+Summer Pockets - Download EditionDev
2019-07-26All agesSummer Pockets - Regular EditionPub & Dev
2020-06-26All agesSummer Pockets REFLECTION BLUE - First Press Limited EditionPub & Dev
2020-06-26All agesSummer Pockets REFLECTION BLUE - Deluxe Limited EditionPub & Dev
2020-06-26All agesSummer Pockets REFLECTION BLUE - Download EditionPub & Dev
2021-07-0115+Summer Pockets REFLECTION BLUE - Package EditionDev
2021-07-0115+"Summer Pockets REFLECTION BLUE" Mode Addition (patch)Dev
2021-07-0115+Summer Pockets REFLECTION BLUE - Download EditionDev
Loopers
2021-04-26All agesLoopers - Trial EditionPub & Dev
2021-05-28All agesLoopers - First Press Limited EditionPub & Dev
2021-05-28All agesLoopers - Download EditionPub & Dev
2021-05-28All agesLoopers - Deluxe Limited EditionPub & Dev
2021-07-209+LoopersDev
2021-07-2012+LoopersDev
Planetarian ~Snow Globe~
2021-09-03All agesplanetarian ~Snow Globe~Dev
2021-09-03All agesplanetarian Ultimate EditionDev
Lunaria -Virtualized Moonchild-
2021-12-24All agesLUNARiA -Virtualized Moonchild- Deluxe Limited EditionPub & Dev
2021-12-24All agesLUNARiA -Virtualized Moonchild- First Press Limited EditionPub & Dev
2021-12-24All agesLUNARiA -Virtualized Moonchild- Download EditionPub & Dev
Tsui no Stella
2022Tsui no StellaPub & Dev