Gust Corporation was founded in 1993 in Nagano, Japan, as the first game software house in Nagano Prefecture.
The company began by creating dôjinshi games for personal computers. Its first project was Story of King Ares for the NEC personal computer. In 1994 the company became an official developer for the Sony PlayStation video game console, and its first PlayStation product was the simulation game Falkata. In 1997, Gust released Atelier Marie, the first game in the long-running, popular, and iconic Atelier series. Since then the company has released several successful games for various home and portable video game systems.