1-UP Studio

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1-UP Studio
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Founded June 2000­
First Mario Game Super Mario 3D Land­
Latest Mario Game Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker­
Current President Gen Kadoi

1-UP Studio (formerly known as Brownie Brown) is a Japanese video game developer and wholly owned subsidiary of Nintendo[1] based in Tokyo, which was founded by a majority of ex-Square Enix staff that left the company due to creative differences. The company has primarily developed JRPGs for handheld systems.

Part of Super Mario 3D Land's development was outsourced to 1-UP Studio as to have the game released in time for the 2011 Holiday season. Director Koichi Hayashida closely supervised the team to ensure they would understand Nintendo's game design philosophy and work in harmony with the main development team[2]. The team was contracted again for Super Mario 3D World[3] and later for Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker[4].

As of 2013, Producer Yoshiaki Koizumi takes the director of the company[5].

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Corporate history page on 1-UP Studio's official website
  2. ^ How Super Mario Survived the Quake (accessed April 02 2012)
  3. ^ Edge: The Making of Super Mario 3D World
  4. ^ Development info page on 1-Up Studio's official website
  5. ^ Corporate outline page on 1-Up Studio's official website