Previously, Goemate was known as Handtalk, and it has been completely rewritten. Handtalk was famed for being the last winner of the Ing Prize.
A version named Handtalk III won the 2005 Computer Olympiad.
It appears that the Wulu team is led by the same author.
Mark.SG: HandTalk engine was programmed by Dr Chen Zhixing of China, but the software is from company Koei Japan. http://www.gamecity.ne.jp/products/products/ee/Rlshudan5.htm
Kibi: Sources close to Dr. Chen tell me that as far he never agreed to a change of name. It is still sold under that name in North America. What is the source of this information?