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1-UP Studio

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1-UP Studio
1-Up Studio logo.png
Founded 2000
Parent company / owner Nintendo
Divisions / Subsidiaries N/A
Website 1-up-studio.jp

1-UP Studio Co., Ltd., formerly Brownie Brown Inc., is a Nintendo-funded video game developer based in Tokyo, Japan. The studio was initially founded in 2000 by former Square employees, and is best known for its collaborative efforts with Nintendo.

History[edit]

Brownie Brown was initially founded in June 2000 by a group of former 2D artists for Square, who left due to creative differences. Nintendo trademarked the name, which according to Brownie Brown referred to their logo: an elf known as a brownie named Brown.

In February 2013, as part of a corporate restructure and reflecting their recent collaborations with Nintendo, the company was renamed to 1-UP Studio.

Games published by Nintendo[edit]

Game Year Console
Magical Vacation 2001 Game Boy Advance
Sword of Mana 2003 Game Boy Advance
Mother 3 2006 Game Boy Advance
Magical Starsign 2006 Nintendo DS
Professor Layton and the Last Specter* 2009 Nintendo DS
A Kappa's Trail 2009 DSiWare
Super Mario 3D Land** 2011 Nintendo 3DS
Fantasy Life* 2012 Nintendo 3DS
Super Mario 3D World** 2013 Wii U
Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker** 2014 Wii U
The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes** 2015 Nintendo 3DS
Super Mario Odyssey*** 2017 Nintendo Switch

* - Development assistance with Level-5.
** - Co-developed with Nintendo EAD. *** - Co-developed with Nintendo EPD.

External links[edit]


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Presidents
Managers, etc. Internal
Subsidiaries
  • NNSD: Yusuke Beppu
  • Monolith Soft: Hirohide Sugiura, Tetsuya Takahashi
  • 1-Up Studio: Gen Kadoi
  • ND Cube: Hidetoshi Endo
  • Retro: Michael Kelbaugh
  • NERD: Alexandre Delattre