Ecole Software (株式会社エコールソフトウェア), commonly known as Ecole, is a Japanese corporation dealing in the development and sale of arcade and console video games, which was established on March 31, 1989, with representative director Yoshiyuki Manabe.
Prior to entering the video game industry, Ecole was involved in CAD software development. The company marked its entrance into the industry by its release of Pappara: Paoon on November 22, 1995. That was shortly followed by the release of light gun shooter Death Crimson, which became an instant hit. In addition, the puzzle game Musapey’s Choco Marker received high rankings among puzzle gamers.
Ecole is also known for its role in gal games like Raindia, which features attractive characters, and gay games like Coxbax. However, the company shifted its industry focus ever since the release of its greatly-successful arcade game Melty Blood. Act Cadenza.
Ecole is mostly known associate with a video game developer company French-Bread on mostly producing 2D fighting game products.