Hello all! We’ve got some exciting news – we’ve built our very own mini-game.

Introducing TrackPoint Defendera shoot ‘em up made by employees from the Yamato Research Institute, developers of the ThinkPad. TrackPoint Defender is on a mission to showcase the versatility of the ThinkPad TrackPoint to as many people as possible.


Here’s a couple of tips to get you started:  

① When you press the "START" button to open the game, the menu screen will be displayed. Please refer to "How to Play" for instructions 

② TrackPoint Defender is best played with a keyboard that has a TrackPoint. Not available on mobile or tablet.

③ Press the "START" button below to get going.

Enjoy the game, Defenders!

TIP: Music continuing to play after you’ve closed the game? Closing the browser tab should fix this.

Let us know what you think of the game (and if you’ve managed to beat it!) in the comments below.


  • Wonderful game work developed !!! Truly fantastic mini-game!!! This looks amazing start and something for a new beginning. 

  • Great job on creating TrackPoint Defender! It's an awesome mini-game that highlights the versatility of the ThinkPad TrackPoint. I appreciate the tips you shared for getting started and the emphasis on using a keyboard with a TrackPoint for the best experience. Can't wait to try it out and see if I can beat it! Keep up the excellent work, and I'll definitely share my thoughts and progress in the comments.

  • So far, I don't think I ever used the trackpoint. Needless to say, I failed playing the game. Joy