What’s The Developer Of Time Hollow Doing These Days?

By Spencer . January 1, 2013 . 5:37pm

imageWe’ve seen a number of video game makers shut down last year.Others like Izuna: Legend of the Unemployed Ninja developer, Ninja Studio, quietly fade away, but we’re glad to say that Tenky is still around.


While you may not recognize Tenky, you might have heard of Time Hollow, a visual novel game where you travel through time that Konami published. Tenky continued their relationship with Konami and began developing Yu-Gi-Oh game series for PSP. Here’s a timeline of what Tenky has been working on post Time Hollow.


March 2008 – Time Hollow



July 2008 – Drastic Killer



November 2008 – Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters GX: Tag Force 3



March 2009 – Prince of Tennis: Doubles Prince – Boys, Be Gracious / Girls, Be Gracious

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September 2009 – Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s Tag Force 4



March 2010 – Letter Bee



September 2010  – Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s Tag Force 5



March 2011 – Jijikokuhyou (Android app)



September 2011 -Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s Tag Force 6



November 2011 – Miss Princess



April 2012 – Game but, Listen to Me, Girls. I Am Your Father!



March 28, 2013 – Horizon on the Middle of Nowhere Portable



Yeah, we wish Time Hollow 2 or a spiritual sequel was on the list too. Oh and if you’re a fan, here’s the interview we did with Junko Kawano who wrote Time Hollow.

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  • Rudy Soto

    Kinda disappointed that they’ve mostly been working on Video game adapations .It would be great to see an original product from them.

    • Speaking of video game adaptations… where in the world is the next Tag Force/ WC game coming out!? We’ve got new handhelds and a next generation series…. no information?

  • heartless141

    really liked time hollow and yugioh tag force was played the smoke out of
    they should make better stuffs though

  • Justin Graham

    Time Hollow was a pleasant surprise for me. I really enjoyed that game.

  • Raiyu

    Time Hollow was a pretty good game, one of the most underrated gems on the DS. Only problem I had with it was that it was pretty short, you could probably finish it in 5 hours or so. I’d still recommend it.

    I’ve never played the Tag Force games though, only just recently did I get back into Yu-Gi-Oh.

    • I remember buying it being bored with my current DS games. I played a bit and was hooked, but stopped myself to go to bed for school that night.

      Somehow, I conveniently missed the bus the next day…

  • Kirbysuperstar2

    I really liked Time Hollow. It’s uh, good that they’re still in business, I guess?

  • BelmontHeir

    Time Hollow is one of my favorite DS games!

  • DoSHachiko

    Drastic Killer is actually a weird game to play. xD It’s an otome visual novel game… You can actually touch them…and they literally moan… I had such an awkward time playing it without getting strange looks. xD

    As for Time Hollow. I actually loved that game a lot. <3

  • Solomon_Kano

    Hm… this makes me want to pick up one of the Tag Force games.

    Also: small edit, it’s Boy, Be Glorious! Which… I find hilarious, for reasons beyond me.

  • neetyneety

    Time Hollow had such a great and memorable story. It’s a little saddening they haven’t been working on anything similar since.

  • IsaacGravity

    Time Hollow was short but sweet. I’m glad I let curiosity get the better of me when I bought it on a whim.

  • FitzpatrickPhillips

    Oh wow they worked on the Papa Kiki game? Nice.
    As I was scrolling down, I kind of expected to see the upcoming Vanguard 3DS game.

  • Enma_Kozato

    T-there was a Letter Bee game?

  • AnimeRemix

    Always wanted to play Time Hollow. I should try and save up some money for it…

    And how I wish GX Tag Force 3 would of came to America. It covered my favorite arc in GX.

  • ragingmerifes

    Is that a Kuroshitsuji visual novel called Drastic Killer?

  • Love to see Papa no Iu Koto o Kikinasai! and Kyokai Senjo no Horizon in English in EUR PSN to play on Vita :)

  • So much Yugioh…

    I liked Time Hollow as well. Somebody got to give this guy an original game to make again.

  • Z3

    I didn’t know Tegami bachi had a psp game

  • there`s a prequel to time hollow, i think it is shadow of destiny if i`m not mistaken

    • Oh wow, I hadn’t even heard of Shadow of Destiny until today. Thanks for bringing it to my attention! I’m gonna go check if it’s on PSN for download.

    • ShadowScipio

      That’s not quite right. Kawano was the writer for SoD, but it has little to do with Time Hollow other than the shared time travel theme.

  • Di_Elle

    I was interested in Time Hollow until they Americanized it. You’d think we would be past that sort of thing.

  • Still waiting for a Time Hollow sequel…*shakes cane*
    I’ll never forget that game. Especially because I bought it in a different state and it cost like double its actual price (totally worth it imo).

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