Former NIS America Staff Found New Indie Publisher acttil

By Spencer . May 6, 2013 . 5:11pm


A new video game publisher and digital contents company has entered the ring! Acttil, an acronym for acceptance, creativity, teamwork, trust, innovation, and love just opened their doors. The company is founded by Jack Niida (former producer), Hiroko Kanazashi (former VP of Production department), and Nao Miyazawa (former VP of marketing) who were previously from NIS America.


"We are optimistic with the current digital content environment. It is quite promising for independent developers and we would love to work closely with them to achieve their goals," said Jack Niida founding member of acttil.


No specific titles from acttil have been announced, but the company will handle games for PC, web, mobile platforms, and consoles. Acttil will also provide localization services like translating and editing as well as insight for independent developers with game feedback and promotional strategies.

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  • DesmaX

    *acttil* Sorry, I think I got a cold…

    Oh well, more indie publishers are always nice. Hope something nice comes along

  • Leon_Tekashi

    Wow, first Marvelous USA, and now this. The USA is getting more and more love, but what about EU? They need the most love. D:

    • They need a partner in EU, Atlus said they didn’t have one there also

      • Atlus recently got a partner. which just so happens to be Nippon Ichi

    • landlock

      Well since these games sound digital only they can do it themselves most likely.

    • Solomon_Kano

      Marvelous USA isn’t anything new though. It’s merely a corporate rebrand of Xseed (whose games will still be published under the Xseed brand).

  • The more publishers the better. I hope they have success and bring over some great games.

  • Foryth

    I’m pretty curious to see what will come out of this.

  • Odin

    Good luck to Nao and Jack. Yeah, really wonder what they’re thinking about doing… Independent publishers… sounds more like a company that helps you promote your games rather than a full on publisher, now that I’ve read it again.

    They are from marketing, after all.

  • Spirit Macardi

    Another potentially amazing company to localize niche games? And formed by several people from the ever-awesome Nippon Ichi?

    I don’t know what they’ll be localizing, but they might as well take my money right now by that description alone :D

    • Kind of curious why the left in the first place. Kind of dampens my thoughts of them being awesome since I have such a high opinion of NISA themselves.

      • Solomon_Kano

        It may merely have been a want for something new. Branch out beyond NISA’s particular foci. No more Disgaea and such.

    • CirnoLakes

      You took the words right out of my mouth.

  • I’m looking forward to what game they’ll be releasing :) I expect great things from you, acttil.

  • ZekeFreek

    Not sure what the point of this is.

    • D H

      Ever try out Gundemonium, or Qlione? I’d imagine, with the reference to indie developers and translation and the like, that possibly more of indie developed Japanese (and other nations) games being released is a pretty big point. And one I’m looking forward to, since Rockin’ Android can only do so much on their own.

      • ZekeFreek

        We have enough trouble getting non-indie Japanese games over here. Lets wait on the indie stuff until we solve that issue first. This seems like a waste of resources.

  • Medipack

    Maybe we’ll see Zillion of Enemies X in the states? :D

    • Solomon_Kano

      If we do, it won’t be from them. It’s an NIS game, I highly doubt they’d let anyone other than NISA bring it.

  • puchinri

    I like their name and what it stands for~. They have my vote so far. I’m interested in what titles they’ll localize.

  • Solomon_Kano

    More niche localization groups certainly can’t be a bad thing.

  • Ladius

    Those are good people, I wish them the best with their new company and I look forward to their first announcement :)

  • Breaking news: Acttil-vision announces Call of Doodty.

  • Kai2591

    I hope they’ll localize Japanese games that are to my liking :)

  • CirnoLakes

    They have amazing origins. There’s no denying credibility there.

    From the sound of it, this likely means good things. The more the merrier. We need more good Japanese game localizers. And from hearing their name I could imagine them being like another Carpe Fulgur, Nyu-Media, Rockin’ Android, PLAYISM or ect.

    From the sound of them, they could be one of the best. I absolutely love Nippon Ichi and Nippon Ichi America has treated us royally overall. NISA certainly cares about Western fans of Japanese RPGs, Western fans of niche games and genres. And so on and so forth.

    As long as Nippon Ichi isn’t losing something out of us, we fans of these sorts of video games have but nothing to gain out of more hands in the industry doing nice things. I’m looking forward to hearing something. I am hoping they will support many Japanese or Japanese-like indie projects.

    Hopefully, between them and others like Carpe Fulgur, we can help round up the doujinshi industry into something extremely accessible and successful both in Japan and abroad. Indie development has responsible for most of my favourite games both in Japan and out in the past five years, so I can only be impressed by developments like this.

    Seriously, my name is CirnoLakes for a reason. Outside of games like Tales of Xillia and so forth, this is the industry that speaks to me. I hope it does well.

  • Aristides

    Well lets hope to see some great localization or some good newborn indie RPG/anime games :P

  • Damarius Wingfield

    NIS vs ACTTIL who will win?

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