CAVE CO., LTD. (Computer Art Visual Entertainment) is a Japanese video game company, known primarily for its manic shoot 'em ups. CAVE remains one of the most active makers of arcade shoot-'em-ups in the Japanese market. The company was formed primarily from the remains of Toaplan, and several of their early games are considered to be spiritual successors to prior Toaplan works, in particular Truxton and Batsugun. CAVE currently produces new titles for the arcade and cell phones, as well as online games for PC.
They are also known for an Engrish warning screen after turning on the games DonPachi and Puzzle Uo Poko ("Violator and subject to severe penalties and will be prosecutedt to the full extent of the jam").
CAVE's arcade titles have used various arcade boards over the years. Earlier titles used a CAVE-designed board based on a Motorola 68000 CPU, whereas later releases moved over to the PGM (Poly Game Master) hardware, and then on to boards based on the Hitachi SH-3 CPU. CAVE is currently transitioning to PC-based hardware.