Nintendo Subsidiary, Brownie Brown, Changes Name To 1-Up Studio

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Nintendo subsidiary, Brownie Brown, are undergoing some changes. Brownie Brown, a studio best known for its involvement in Mother 3 has also worked on various similar interesting projects in recent years, most notably the London Life mode in Professor Layton and the Last Specter and Level 5’s Fantasy Life RPG.

 

Additionally, Brownie Brown also helped Nintendo out with Super Mario 3D Land, and it sounds like they have other projects that they’re working on together as well, going by a message on the studio’s website. In order to better focus on their co-development efforts with Nintendo, Brownie Brown are undergoing a change in internal structure.

 

Part of this change involves renaming the studio. The name “Brownie Brown” has been replaced with “1-UP Studio” and the company will be restarted. Also as part of the change, the Brownie Brown website will be taken down on March 31st.

 

Brownie Brown were established in 2000. In addition to Nintendo and Level 5, they also worked with Marvelous on Livly Garden and Blue Dragon Plus with Mistwalker.

 

Ishaan Sahdev
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