In 2011, Bandai Namco created the "United Galaxy Space Force" series that retconned and merged many of their futuristic space games that were previously unrelated to each other into a single continuity. As of 2014, the timeline connects together the plots of numerous games and series including (in chronological order on the timeline) Ace Combat 3: Electrosphere, Cyber Sled & Cyber Commando, Burning Force, Galaxian, Bosconian, Bounty Hounds, Starblade, Dig Dug, Baraduke, Mr. Driller, Star Luster & Star Ixiom, Mizuiro Blood, the cancelled game "Starblade - Operation Blue Planet", Shin-Gun Destroy! Girl's Tank Battalion, the cancelled game "New Space Order", and Thunder Ceptor & 3-D Thunder Ceptor II.
When Namco entered the home video games market in the 1980's, releases were credited to "Namcot" - a separate division of Namco created to handle this area.
Namco started out in 1955 as a kiddie ride manufacturer named Nakamura Manufacturing. They mostly created rocking horses and miniature train rides, some of which used Disney characters.
Since 1995, Namco Bandai owned a patent on having a playable minigame during loading screens. The patent expired in 2015.