Novato in the PC release of Mario's Time Machine
|First appearance||Mario's Time Machine (1993)|
|Greater location||California, United States of America|
|Inhabitants||Humans (including David Grenewetzki, Andrew Iverson, Don Lloyd, and Jeff Griffeath)|
Novato, California is a city in the United States of America. It was home to the real-life headquarters of The Software Toolworks (the company that developed Mario is Missing!, Mario's Time Machine, and the Mario's Early Years! series) before it became entirely defunct in 2011. In the PC version of Mario's Time Machine, within the context of the fictional game, Bowser uses his timulator to steal a Floppy Disk from Novato in 1993 (1994 in the Deluxe re-release). This Floppy Disk is actually the proto-copy of Mario's Time Machine, and Bowser's plan is to prevent the game and its events from ever existing, therefore allowing him to travel back in time and ruin history without being bothered by Mario. To prevent this, Mario travels to Novato himself to return the Floppy Disk (however, Novato can only be visited after returning every other item stolen, making it the final location in the game). In Novato, Mario talks to some of the game developer's, including David Grenewetzki (the company's CTO, though he's referred to in-game as being at the top), Andrew Iverson (the game's writer), Don Lloyd (one of the programmers), and Jeff Griffeath (the lead artist), and he also helps them finish up the game itself. He eventually delivers the Floppy Disk to Grenewetzki and leaves Novato to confront Bowser.
| Mario's Time Machine ||File info|
- "Oh, no! Then he’s trying to prevent you [Mario] from ever even FINDING the timulator! If he succeeds, it will spell doom for all those famous historical figures!!" — Andrew Iverson, Mario's Time Machine
- David Grenewetzki's LinkedIn profile. Retrieved September 9, 2017.
- "Dave Grenewetzki? He’s the main man. The big cheese. The top banana. Numero Uno. El Cid. #1 on the runway... He’s got a corner office and the power to use it!" — QA, Mario's Time Machine