Gust Co. Ltd. is a video game developer and division of Koei Tecmo Holdings, known for their Atelier franchise and Ar tonelico series. Gust Co. Ltd. was founded in 1993 in Nagano, Japan, as the first game software house in Nagano Prefecture. The company began by creating dōjinshi games for personal computers, its first project was Story of King Aress for the PC-9801 personal computer. In 1994 the company became an official developer for the Sony PlayStation video game console, its first PlayStation product was the simulation game Falcata. In 1997, Gust released Atelier Marie, the first game in the long-running and iconic Atelier series. Since the company has released several successful games for various home and portable video game systems. On 7 December 2011 the financial news source Nikkei reported that Tecmo Koei had bought all shares of the company from the stakeholders for 2.2 billion yen with the intention to make social games of Gust's Atelier console role-playing game franchise. It was announced on July 28, 2014 that Gust will be absorbed by its parent company Koei Tecmo on October 1, 2014, will continue to develop existing game series and new intellectual properties as "Gust Nagano Development Group".
In 2015, Gust released a new site called "Gust Social" for its social games, starting with Nights of Azure, Atelier Sophie and Ciel Nosurge as the first advertised, for the purpose of improving communication with fan feedback. The website allows for fans to make a Gust ID account which allows them to participate in surveys, buy products from the Gust online store, a variety of other related content. Additionally, the Gust Social serves as an active news site for its new social games. Games developed by Gust are known for their alchemy and item-crafting systems, distinctive character designs, traditional or "old-school" graphical and storytelling style. In Japan, Gust has cooperated with Banpresto. In North America, these games are published by NIS America. After the acquisition by Koei Tecmo, all games are published by them. Chronos Materia Gust sells various licensed goods of their products from their online shop, such as anime, music CDs, drama CDs. Gust maintains an extensive official fan-oriented web site, Salburg.com, featuring game information, contests, write-in columns, employee journals, fan-participation campaigns, mini-games, shopping.
Stephen David Parry is an English cricketer. He is a right-handed batsman and a slow left-arm bowler who plays for Lancashire. Parry made his senior debut for Lancashire in 2007 and in 2009 was named Lancashire's Young Player of the Year. From 2008 to 2012 Lancashire had two other left-arm orthodox spinners in their squad, with Parry competing with them for places in the team. Parry became established in Lancashire's limited overs teams, though played less for the first-class side. Having represented England Lions, Parry made his One Day International debut against the West Indies in March 2014, played his first Twenty20 International against the same opponents that month. Parry made two appearances in the 2005 Minor Counties Championship season, as well as appearing in the MCCA Trophy for Cumberland, was both his league's Player of the Season and Bowler of the Season in helping his club Northern to their ECB Premier League championship success of that year. In the second innings of Parry's debut first-class match, against Durham UCCE in April 2007, he picked up five wickets, including that of former Derbyshire squad-member Christopher Paget, though he did not contribute with the bat.
At the end of the 2009 season, Parry was named Lancashire's Young Player of the Year. In April 2010 before the start of the English cricket season, Lancashire's experienced and established spinner, Gary Keedy, suffered a broken collar bone. With several months on the sidelines, Keedy's absence gave the opportunity to young spinners Parry and Simon Kerrigan to play first-team cricket. Lancashire coach Peter Moores said "We're lucky in some ways in that we've got Stephen Parry, who played quite a lot of first-team cricket last season, but we've got Simon Kerrigan, who bowled beautifully to take six wickets in the pre-season game against Yorkshire in Barbados and we could use Steven Crofty's off-spin". Kerrigan cemented his place in the side. However, following a string of impressive twenty20 performances for Lancashire Lightning during the 2010 season, Parry was called up to the England Lions squad for their triangular series with India A and West Indies A. At the time of his selection, he was Lancashire's leading wicket-taker in the 2010 Friends Provident t20, he finished as the competition's fourth-highest wicket-taker in 2010.
He made his debut for the Lions on 8 July in their victory over India A. As in the previous year, Parry was unable to break into Lancashire's team in the 2011 County Championship, but was a regular in the list A and twenty20 sides, playing 12 and 17 matches in the respective formats, his 13 list A wickets cost on average 32.30 runs each, while his 17 twenty20 wickets came at 24.94 runs apiece. Speaking in 2011, Gary Keedy explained that he is concerned that spin bowlers who learn how to bowl in the one-day format before playing first-class cricket will not become as effective bowlers as those who transition the other way round, he remarked that Parry "is a fine one-day bowler but I think he takes more pride in bowling a maiden than he does bowling somebody out." Parry spent that December with the England Performance Programme Squad, coach Peter Moores noted "when he worked with the England Performance Programme Squad... they measured the amount of spin he was getting on the ball and it was as high as anybody they had worked with."While Parry was a regular feature in Lancashire's limited overs teams in 2012, Keedy and Kerrigan again shared spin bowling duties for the first-class side.
In the hope of getting more exposure at first-class level, Parry considered moving to another club though decided to remain at Lancashire. At the end of the 2012 season Keedy left to join Surrey to give Lancashire's younger spinners more opportunities. During the YB40 in May Parry recorded figures of 5 wickets for 17 runs, the second-best return for a Lancashire spinner in List A cricket; the 2013 season saw Parry play three first-class matches for Lancashire, his first since 2009. In February 2014, Parry was named in England's squad for the limited-overs series in West Indies and the ICC World Twenty20 in Bangladesh. On his debut he took 3 for 32 and was man of the match, in England's win in the second ODI against West Indies, he followed this up with figures of 1-60. He played in the second T20 match between the two sides, taking figures of 0-17 in two overs as the West Indies won by five wickets. In the next match he took figures of 0-32 from his four overs. Parry was part of the England squad for the 2014 T20 World Cup.
He only played against the Netherlands, which England lost by 45 runs. He bowled two overs and finished with figures of 0-23, was ran out for one when batting. In November 2015, Parry was named in the England squad for the T20 series against Pakistan in the UAE, he played in the first 2 matches of the series, taking 2 for 33 in the first match and 1 for 33 in the second match. NotesBibliography Stephen Parry at CricketArchive Stephen Parry at ESPNcricinfo Interview with Parry after his ODI debut