Tokyo-based publisher Dimple Entertainment, which probably isn't a familiar name to most North American gamers but released some curious titles across the Pacific nonetheless, announced that it will close its operations at the end of August.

Though, as far as I can tell, none of the PS2/DS/PSP products it picked for release ever made it to the States, the company published several games that I'd always hoped would receive English editions, such as Kumatanchi, Vanillaware's DS titles about caring for a bear-girl and all her other animal-people friends at the zoo.

Dimple also put out DS Therapy, software that diagnosed you by comparing questions you've answered to the latest psychological research; and Eigo o Taberu Fushigi na Ikimono Marsh, Microvision's English-trainer/pet-sim starring a creature that literally devours English words.

The publisher is probably best known in Japan for its Pinky Street Kira Kira games, touchscreen-based rhythm action titles for the DS. Kira Kira Pop Princess actually released in Europe and Australia under 505 Games.

Dimple Entertainment's CEO Takashi Kamio has posted a note on the company's site thanking fans for their loyalty and for buying its releases.

[Via Siliconera]