|Founded||April 26, 1989|
|Key people|| Satoshi Tajiri (founder)|
Ken Sugimori (Pokémon art director)
Junichi Masuda (Pokémon game director)
Game Freak was originally a self-published gaming magazine created by Satoshi Tajiri and Ken Sugimori in the 1980s. Tajiri wrote and edited the text and Sugimori illustrated. On April 26, 1989, Tajiri and Sugimori started a video game development company with the same name.