Leaf is a Japanese visual novel studio under the publisher Aquaplus, and has offices in Yodogawa-ku, Osaka, and Tokyo. It and its competitor Key (to which it is often compared) are the most popular and successful dedicated visual novel studios operating today.[citation needed] It was launched out of obscurity by its early release ToHeart.[citation needed] Leaf used the XviD video codec in several games: Aruru to Asobo!!, Tears to Tiara, Kusari, and ToHeart2 XRATED. Since XviD is free software, released under the GPL, Leaf was forced to release the source code to those games under the same license. One still required the game data to actually play the games with the source code.[1][2] In addition, a free software engine called xlvns was developed soon after Leaf released its first three visual novels.[3]


In addition of software publishing, Aquaplus produced P/ECE, a greyscale mobile gaming platform that allows user to download games via USB or infrared port. The specifications of the P/ECE are as follows:

  • Screen
    • Four-level grayscale FSTN LCD
    • 128 x 88 pixel resolution
  • Sound: PC-9801
  • CPU: EPSON S1C33209 24MHz (32-bit RISC)
  • Main Memory: 256kb SRAM
  • Storage: 512kb flash RAM

P/ECE unit has preloaded 'Picket' software, which is an electronic organizer. Aquaplus offered downloadable freeware titles such as Multi's going out, Black Wings, TANK BATTLE, Ojomajomini, Inagawa de urou!!.


Leaf amusement softs


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