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Left Field Productions

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Left Field Productions
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Founded: 1999
Founder: N/A
President: N/A
Parent company / owner: N/A
Divisions / subsidiaries: N/A

Left Field Productions is an American independent video game development studio. Based in Ventura, California, Left Field is most well known for its sports titles, such as the NBA Courtside series and Excitebike 64.

History[edit]

Left Field Productions was founded in 1994 by John Brandwood, Jeff Godfrey, and Mike Lamb.

In April of 1998, Nintendo announced that it had purchased a minority stake in the company, meaning that Left Field would be developing games exclusively for Nintendo hardware.[1]

In September 2002, Left Field announced that it had bought out Nintendo's share in the company, making them an independent third party developer once again. Mike Lamb stated that both parties agreed to the sale as Left Field had not produced any games directly for Nintendo since the start of the year.[2]

Games published by Nintendo[edit]

Game Year Console
Kobe Bryant in NBA Courtside 1998 Nintendo 64
Disney's Beauty and the Beast: A Board Game Adventure 1999 Game Boy Color
NBA 3 on 3 Featuring Kobe Bryant 1998 Game Boy Color
NBA Courtside 2: Featuring Kobe Bryant 1999 Nintendo 64
Disney's The Little Mermaid II: Pinball Frenzy 2000 Game Boy Color
Excitebike 64 2000 Nintendo 64
NBA Courtside 2002 2002 Nintendo GameCube

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. Nintendo Covers Left Field. IGN (April 23, 1998). Retrieved March 10, 2017.
  2. Left Field buys out Nintendo investment. GameSpot (September 13, 2002). Retrieved March 10, 2017.


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Internal divisions
Subsidiaries
Owned / Affiliated Seattle Mariners* • The Pokémon Company • Warpstar Inc.
* – Former / Defunct

8-4 • AlphaDream* • Ambrella* • Argonaut Games* • Arika • Artoon* • Arzest • AS Tokyo Studios • Bandai Namco • Capcom • Camelot • Cing* • Creatures Inc. • DeNA • DigitalScape • Eighting • Flagship* • Fuse Games* • Game Freak • Ganbarion • Genius Sonority • Good-Feel • Grezzo • HAL Laboratory • Hatena • Hudson Soft* • indieszero • iNiS • Intelligent Systems • Jamsworks • Jupiter • Koei Tecmo • Kuju • Left Field Productions* • Level-5 • Marigul Management* • Mistwalker • Monster Games • Noise • Paon • PlatinumGames • Q-Games • Rare* • Red Entertainment • Sega (Atlus) • Sora Ltd. • skip • Softnica • Square Enix • St.GIGA* • Syn Sophia • TOSE • Treasure • Vanpool • Vitei
* – Former / Defunct

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