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Donkey Kong (or Donki Kongu in Japanese) was first released by Nintendo in 1981 and is considered to be one of the earliest Platform games ever created.
Hiroshi Yamauchi, back then the president of Nintendo, the developer Shigeru Miyamoto and Nintendo chief engineer Gunpei Yokoi, wanted to design a game for the north American market, so they were aiming at creating a game inspired from well known movies such as King Kong and Popeye.
On November 1981, Nintendo and the US based company Coleco signed an agreement that will grant all right in the American market to Coleco.
In 1982, Nintendo released the second game of the series, Donkey Kong Junior, and in 1986 the third game Donkey Kong 3.