Namco Ltd is a Japanese corporation best known as a video game developer and publisher. Its headquarters are located in Ōta, Tokyo. The company was founded by Masaya Nakamura. The company started out by running children's rides on the roof of a department store in Yokohama. Masaya Nakamura died on January 22, 2017 at 91 years of age.
Founded in 1955 as Nakamura Manufacturing.
In 1958, Nakamura Manufacturing was reorganized as Nakamura Manufacturing Co.
In 1983, Nakamura Manufacturing Co. changed their name to Namcot.