Nihon Falcom Corporation (日本ファルコム株式会社) is a Japanese video game company. The company was founded in March 1981 by Masayuki Kato. Falcom has played a definite role in the growth and development of the Japanese personal computer software industry. The company released one of the first Japanese role-playing video games in 1983 and followed with real-time action and adventure games as well as games with fully developed soundtracks. They were pioneers of the Japanese role-playing game industry, and remain one of the oldest role-playing game developers still in existence today.