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neo2046
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(02-01-2013, 08:16 AM)
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http://www.br2.co.jp/

Brownie Brown will be renamed to 1-UP studio
the old homepage will be closed at March 31, 2013
What kind of restructure and whether it is still under Nintendo is unknown
Sandfox
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(02-01-2013, 08:18 AM)
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The name 1-Up kinda implies that they are still under Nintendo.
ShineALight
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(02-01-2013, 08:19 AM)
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Interesting. Brownie Brown gets some heat but after Mother 3 and Fantasy Life, they've become a nice little studio. If this is an expansion/capitalization based on that, good for them.
neoanarch
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(02-01-2013, 08:19 AM)
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Originally Posted by Sandfox

The name 1-Up kinda implies that they are still under Nintendo.

yeah I was going to say. Closer ties to Nintendo might also be a possibility.
cw_sasuke
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(02-01-2013, 08:20 AM)
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Can we expect a new podcast?
Triton55
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(02-01-2013, 08:20 AM)
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They recently helped out with Mario 3D Land, right? Apt renaming, then.
Mandoric
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(02-01-2013, 08:21 AM)
The restructure is in order to focus more on collaborative development like 3D Land, so...
PorygonVandal
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(02-01-2013, 08:22 AM)
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Bringing an extra life to the games!
RagingAvatar
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(02-01-2013, 08:29 AM)
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Boo! I like Brownie Brown as they are! (Were :( )
Gambit
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(02-01-2013, 08:30 AM)
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Brownie Brown always sounded good to me, but 1-up sounds even better.
PokéKong
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(02-01-2013, 08:31 AM)
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I hope the name does not reflect somehow on the fact that they helped develop Super Mario 3D Land.
wrowa
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(02-01-2013, 08:34 AM)
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Yeah, I wonder if it means that they'll be further used as code monkeys for the Mario series.
Zulithe
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(02-01-2013, 08:39 AM)
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I like it. Want to see a lot more from them in the future. Now that Nintendo is working closer with other developers, they should let 1-UP make a full-fledged Mother game on Wii U or 3DS

I really want Fantasy Life in english too :)
DXB-KNIGHT
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(02-01-2013, 08:41 AM)
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Nintendo is restructuring here and there.
vareon
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(02-01-2013, 08:42 AM)
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Originally Posted by Sandfox

The name 1-Up kinda implies that they are still under Nintendo.

I know a Japanese social game company named 1UP and they're not connected to Nintendo at all.
Mael
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(02-01-2013, 08:43 AM)
Sad to see their incredible spriteworks go to waste I hope we'll see more of their works...
Glad to know I did my part to nearly all of their projects.
They're awesome.
one_kill
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(02-01-2013, 08:45 AM)
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Since they've been helping out with projects lately, I think the new name is fitting.
PokéKong
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(02-01-2013, 08:45 AM)
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Are they still working with Level-5 on Fantasy Life or not since it went 3D?
Gospel
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(02-01-2013, 08:57 AM)
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Originally Posted by PokéKong

Are they still working with Level-5 on Fantasy Life or not since it went 3D?

Nah. Fantasy Life came out a just couple of weeks ago so it's safe to say they're pretty much done with that.
Captain Smoker
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(02-01-2013, 09:57 AM)
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Originally Posted by Sandfox

The name 1-Up kinda implies that they are still under Nintendo.

They are first-party.
Diddy Kong
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(02-01-2013, 10:51 AM)
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I prefer BrownieBrown :-|
AniHawk
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(02-01-2013, 10:54 AM)
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brownie brown made me think of charlie brown every time. it also made me think of boring rpgs.
Samurai_Heart
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(02-01-2013, 10:54 AM)
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Originally Posted by Diddy Kong

I prefer BrownieBrown :-|

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Originally Posted by AniHawk

brownie brown made me think of charlie brown every time. it also made me think of boring rpgs.

They made Fantasy Life and that's been getting tons of praise.
disco
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(02-01-2013, 10:58 AM)
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Brownie Brown always made me think of brownies that were brown.
Glass Rebel
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(02-01-2013, 10:59 AM)
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Originally Posted by AniHawk

brownie brown made me think of charlie brown every time. it also made me think of boring rpgs.

1:1 this.

Maybe this restructuring will help them make a good RPG on their own.


lol
AniHawk
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(02-01-2013, 10:59 AM)
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Originally Posted by Samurai_Heart

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They made Fantasy Life and that's been getting tons of praise.

they also worked on mother 3. neither of them have seen an american release so all i have to go off are their mana games and magical starsign.
Goldmund
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(02-01-2013, 11:04 AM)
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It makes sense. After all, it's every studio other than Brownie Brown that makes brownie brown games, nowadays.
Tenki
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(02-01-2013, 11:07 AM)
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Brownie Brown was a cool name. 1-UP is... well...
Schadenfreude
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(02-01-2013, 11:11 AM)
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Originally Posted by AniHawk

they also worked on mother 3. neither of them have seen an american release so all i have to go off are their mana games and magical starsign.

What about Professor Layton's London Life from The Last Specter? That was by Brownie Brown. Anywho, Brownie Brown was a cooler name. 1-Up sounds so generic.
Empty
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(02-01-2013, 11:15 AM)
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i liked brownie brown as it's a lots more unique than an obvious mario reference.

as a developer i love their visual style - mother 3, sword of mana, london life and to a lesser extent a kappa's trail are all beautiful - but mother 3 is the only game of theirs i really enjoy and that's itoi mostly anyway. would love to get the chance to try fantasy life after hearing about it on 8-4 play though i liked the look of it more when it was in 2d.
Muku
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(02-01-2013, 11:28 AM)
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Originally Posted by disco

Brownie Brown always made me think of brownies that were brown.

This. And every time I hear the name, I get hungry. Now I want some brownies, ugh!

To be honest, always thought it was a bad name overall.
BassForever
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(02-01-2013, 11:31 AM)
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Still waiting for a fan translation of Magical Vacation cause that game looked awesome
Allan Holdsworth
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(02-01-2013, 11:40 AM)
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The only game of theirs I played was A Kappa's Trail. It was good but it could have been much better if they let you control the camera with the d-pad.

I remember everyone raving about Magical Vacation on the GameFAQs boards.
ozfunghi
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(02-01-2013, 12:01 PM)
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Always liked the name. It's cutesy humerous which stands out among testosterone driven studio names. It also rolls easily off the tongue, with a childishly obvious alliteration.
farnham
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(02-01-2013, 12:10 PM)
1Up as the gaming site?
Mojojo
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(02-01-2013, 12:11 PM)
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I don't like this change : /
One of its founder, Shinichi Kameoka is leaving too.
ZimbAdam
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(02-01-2013, 12:15 PM)
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Originally Posted by AniHawk

they also worked on mother 3. neither of them have seen an american release so all i have to go off are their mana games and magical starsign.

Do yourself a favour and play the translated version of Mother 3. It's perhaps the best game on the Game Boy Advance and definitely one of the best RPGs ever made.
jred250
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(02-01-2013, 12:16 PM)
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Their games are always visually appealling, even when the gameplay is not on point.
duckroll
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(02-01-2013, 12:18 PM)
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Originally Posted by Mojojo

I don't like this change : /
One of its founder, Shinichi Kameoka is leaving too.

Really? End of an era. I wonder where he's headed.
Atmej
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(02-01-2013, 12:24 PM)
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I don't really like either names.

Originally Posted by Mojojo

I don't like this change : /
One of its founder, Shinichi Kameoka is leaving too.

Do you know why?
AntMurda
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(02-01-2013, 12:39 PM)
Brownie Brown had two texture artist working inside EAD Tokyo for Super Mario 3D Land. It wasn't a huge role exactly. Check the credits.
neoanarch
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(02-01-2013, 12:50 PM)
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Originally Posted by Atmej

I don't really like either names.



Do you know why?

Hopefully to move into Nintendo proper and head a EAD team.
Scum
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(02-01-2013, 12:51 PM)
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Originally Posted by duckroll

Really? End of an era. I wonder where he's headed.

Straight into a team at NCL Headquarters, hopefully.
StreetsAhead
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(02-01-2013, 12:59 PM)
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2011年からは「スーパーマリオ3Dランド」等の制作において、任天堂株式会社と協働してまいりましたが、
今般、この協働制作に、より注力できるような社内体制に変更することを決定いたしました。

この体制変更に伴い、社名を「1‐UPスタジオ株式会社」に変更して、再スタートいたします。

From 2011 we came to work in cooperation with Nintendo Co. Ltd. on various projects, including Super Mario 3D Land.

It has been decided that in order to focus more of our attention on these cooperative titles from now on we will become a part of the Nintendo corporate structure.

In accordance with this change, our company's name will be changed to '1-UP Studios Co. Ltd.' as we restart our business.
Last edited by StreetsAhead; 02-01-2013 at 01:02 PM.
DaBoss
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(02-01-2013, 01:04 PM)
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Originally Posted by StreetsAhead

http://www.br2.co.jp/
From 2011 we came to work in cooperation with Nintendo Co. Ltd. on various projects, including Super Mario 3D Land.

It has been decided that in order to focus more of our attention on these cooperative titles from now on we will become a part of the Nintendo corporate structure.

In accordance with this change, our company's name will be changed to '1-UP Studios Co. Ltd.' as we restart our business.

I wonder if they're helping with Wii U 3D Mario and if they're helping with other games.
Mael
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(02-01-2013, 01:07 PM)

Originally Posted by StreetsAhead

http://www.br2.co.jp/



From 2011 we came to work in cooperation with Nintendo Co. Ltd. on various projects, including Super Mario 3D Land.

It has been decided that in order to focus more of our attention on these cooperative titles from now on we will become a part of the Nintendo corporate structure.

In accordance with this change, our company's name will be changed to '1-UP Studios Co. Ltd.' as we restart our business.

So...they'll be giving 1ups to other games then?
That's a shame, their wallpapers are still used on every computers I use.
Empty
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(02-01-2013, 01:10 PM)
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Originally Posted by Mael

So...they'll be giving 1ups to other games then?
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yeah i get that impression, they're moving to do more grunt work like with 3d land.

rip brownie brown :(
Ingueferroque
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(02-01-2013, 01:11 PM)
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1-up Studio sounds generic, Brownie Brown was cool and had a great logo. :(
antonz
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(02-01-2013, 01:13 PM)
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Brownie Brown was in Tokyo right? Probably part of the restructure is moving under the roof in Kyoto etc
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(02-01-2013, 01:29 PM)
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Originally Posted by Empty

yeah i get that impression, they're moving to do more grunt work like with 3d land.

rip brownie brown :(

Well if this gets SM3DWorld and Super Mario Universe out quicker, and Nintendo hires a new complementary developer as a replacement, I will be pleased.

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