Look At Level 5’s Swanky Office

By Ishaan . September 24, 2010 . 6:00pm

Over the last few years, Level 5 have possibly been Japan’s fastest-growing developer. With franchises like Professor Layton — published by Nintendo outside of Japan — and Inazuma Eleven, and contract work that has spanned two Dragon Quest games for Square Enix, it should come as no surprise that L5 are rolling in money.


So, how do they spend their cash? Aside from investing it in expanding, like any good capitalist venture, Level 5 also pour money into maintaining their fabulous-looking offices. Here’s a few pictures:


Entrance room:



Presentation and living room:



Meeting room:



View room:



Recreation room:



You can view the rest of Level 5’s offices at their company navigator page, linked to above.

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  • Hraesvelgr

    I want to work for Level-5 now.

  • shion16

    make a office for me
    im coming in soon!

  • is that really an office!? >_>

  • Even the actual office area looks nice.

    I wonder if the U.S. branch will get similar treatment.

    • Yusaku_Matsuda70s

      It better. For the greater good.

  • joesz

    BEAUTIFUL!I like that the meeting room is a wafu.

    • um what?

      i couldn’t understand any of that after the word beautiful yet i’m laughing my ass off right now

      • joesz

        apparently I made an error,because when I intended to post it,the message wasn’t posted.So I though I’d copy it,refresh the page and past it again,But when I refreshed it I quickly pasted it not noticing that the original message was still in there even after refreshing the page thus creating a duplication.I intended to delete the already pasted part and leave the original message like it was before,But again I delete more then I was supposed to.hm…weird you shouldn’t be laughing your “ass” off ,because I’m sure I was able to fix it before anybody could reply to me..

    • Yusaku_Matsuda70s

      For a second I read that you’d like the meeting room as your wifu.

      • joesz


  • Raidou

    Making the office nicer than all their employees homes.. Nice move Level 5.

    But really… Woah

    • pacanug

      It is actually razor sharp business acumen to invest in these swanky offices; your biggest assest walks in that door every morning. Doing everything you can to make your talent happy & comfortable keeps them in house and not over at Square Enix.

    • FireCouch

      Not to mention the happier the employees are, the more efficiently they work.

    • kylehyde

      You 100% are right, actually my first thoughts when I saw the pictures were: “I want to work there”. And thats exactly what level 5 wants.

      • MisterNiwa

        And that is why most people don’t want to work, because their office is no place you’d like to stay for more than a couple of hours.

        Level 5 is made of win.

  • Tom_Phoenix

    I hope Level 5 treats it’s employees as well as it treats it’s offices. :P

  • they hiring? loved to work there.

  • Day2Day

    Well, I visited Google, which is overwhelmingly epic, but this is like that, except so much classier…

  • YoctoYotta

    Is that Yoda in the view room?!

    • Woah, I didn’t even notice that.

      • MisterNiwa

        Man, he must be the wise guy inventing the riddles in Professor Layton.

        (For the haters, I know who creates them. I just wanted to be funny. 8D)

        • He even has an apprentice named Luke!

  • Guest

    I wouldnt be able to get anything done if I worked there…

  • RagnaXBL


  • MrRobbyM

    Geez…Level 5 sure does have nice taste for modern furniture.

  • Yusaku_Matsuda70s

    You know what you better be spending money on, Level 5? Your American office, that’s what. Yea. So you can bring Ni No Kuni over here.

  • Man, and to think that, even once we get offices established, CF is pretty much going to make do with two dudes in a broom closet.

    I have to wonder how much it cost to build these offices, but more importantly I wonder if L5 actually owns the property? That’d make it cheaper than you’d think in the long run.

  • Only other game company’s office I can think of that also looked fancy was Ion Storm Dallas’s office… and Ion Storm tanked. They only made like 6 games though.

    • Ion Storm made Dominion though. That counts for three games. <3

      • Haha. My game design instructor used to work for Ion Storm before they went under. He’s glad he left when he did.

  • Why do they have a Spiderman? Nifty.

  • Professoe Layton is born into style. Now we know why he has such refined tastes… XD

  • wow… but where do they work?

  • ShinNoKami

    :B I wonder if they’ll have openings for an animator anytime in the present… or not-so-distant future.

  • Chow

    Strangely, most of the photos look like they came from a Playstation Home space.

  • Level completed.

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