Neverland

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Neverland Company Inc. (株式会社ネバーランドカンパニー) was established April 14, 1993 and based in Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo (later Minami-ku, Tokyo). The company was headed by Makoto Takada (高田誠) and much of the initial staff came from Wolf Team. The company declared bankruptcy on January 22, 2014.

Neverland's final project, Kinki no Magna (Lord of Magna: Maiden Heaven) for the 3DS, was about 50% complete when the company closed down. The project was taken over by Marvelous, who hired on some of the former Neverland staff in order to complete the game, which saw release in October 2014.

Some sources credit Neverland for development of various Idea Factory titles, but the two companies never worked together as far as we know. The "Neverland" logo on the packaging of some Idea Factory titles refers to the shared fictional world of these games, and is unreleated to this developer.

3DS[edit]

  • Paper Mario: Super Seal / Paper Mario: Sticker Star (some planning, some map graphics, some scripting) (JP/US/EU Publisher: Nintendo)
Developer: Intelligent Systems, Nintendo SPD; Some Map Graphics: Shade, Camelot; Battle Map Design, Some Scripting, Some Sound: Vanpool; Some Sound: Two Five, Ayane Honpo; Debugging: Mario Club, Digital Hearts
  • Rune Factory 4 (JP Publisher: MarvelousAQL; US/EU Publisher: XSEED Games)

Dreamcast[edit]

  • Fushigi no Dungeon: Fuurai no Shiren Gaiden: Onna Kenshi Asuka Kenzan! (JP Publisher: Sega)
Supervision, Character Design, Some Graphics, Sound: ChunSoft; Movies: Kai Graphics
  • Record of Lodoss War: The Advent of Cardice / Record of Lodoss War (JP Publisher: Kadokawa Shoten; US Publisher: Crave Entertainment; EU Publisher: Swing!)
Production: ESP; CG Movie Production: Visual Science Laboratory, Xeonix
  • Shenmue: Isshou Yokosuka / Shenmue / US Shenmue (development support?) (JP/EU/US Publisher: Sega)
  • Shinki Sekai Evolution / Evolution: The World of Sacred Device (some design, some graphics, some program) (JP Publisher: Sega / ESP; US/EU Publisher; Ubisoft)
Developer: Sting; Some Character Modeling, CG Movie Support: Ikusabune; CG Movies: Xeonix, Digimation
  • Super Robot Taisen α for Dreamcast (development support?) (JP Publisher: Banpresto)

DS[edit]

  • Dramatic Dungeon: Sakura Taisen: Kimi Aru ga Tame (JP Publisher: Sega)
  • Egg Monster Hero (JP Publisher: Square Enix)
  • Estpolis / Lufia: Curse of the Sinistrals (JP Publisher: Square Enix; US Publisher: Natsume)
  • Rune Factory: Shin Bokujou Monogatari / Rune Factory: A Fantasy Harvest Moon (JP Publisher: Marvelous; US Publisher: Natsume; EU Publisher: Rising Star Games)
  • Rune Factory 2 / Rune Factory 2: A Fantasy Harvest Moon (JP Publisher: Marvelous; US Publisher: Natsume; EU Publisher: Rising Star Games)
Animation Production: Point Pictures; Debugging: Pole To Win
  • Rune Factory 3 / Rune Factory 3: A Fantasy Harvest Moon (JP Publisher: Marvelous; US Publisher: Natsume; EU Publisher: Rising Star Games)
Animation Production: Point Pictures; Debugging: Digital Hearts

Game Boy Advance[edit]

  • Frontier Stories / CIMA: The Enemy (JP Publisher: Marvelous; US Publisher: Natsume)

Game Boy Color[edit]

  • Estpolis Denki: Yomigaeru Densetsu / Lufia: The Legend Returns (JP Publisher: Taito; US/EU Publisher: Natsume)

GameCube[edit]

  • Disney's Magical Park / Disney's Party (JP Publisher: Hudson; US/EU Publisher: Electronic Arts)
Production, Some Graphics: Hudson

iPhone[edit]

  • LasBoss Hunters!! for iPhone (Neverland Company)
  • Puchitto Rock Shooter for iPhone (programming support) (Imageepoch)

Mobile[edit]

  • Atsumare! LasBoss Hunters [Phone / Browser] (Neverland Company)
  • Viva! LasBoss Hunters [Facebook] (Neverland Company)
  • Yume ni Itaru Yamai [Docomo/au/SoftBank] (Neverland Company)

PC-98[edit]

  • フェルローズ ("Felrose"?) (unreleased) (Neverland Company) [1]
Described as "an RPG set in the near future"
  • エステール ("Estale"?) (unreleased) (Neverland Company) [2]
Described as "the original version of Estpolis Denki before development moved to the Super Famicom"

PlayStation[edit]

  • Lunar: Silver Star Story / Lunar: Silver Star Story Complete (map graphics) (JP Publisher: Kadokawa Shoten; US Publisher: Working Designs)
Developer: Vanguard; Port Developer: Alfa System; Scenario Support: Ikusabune, Gekkou, Tenbu; Animation Production: Gonzo; Sound, Music: Two Five; Battle Backgrounds: Kusanagi

PlayStation 2[edit]

  • Phantasy Star Universe (some map graphics) (JP/US/EU Publisher: Sega)
  • Shining Force EXA (JP/US/EU Publisher: Sega)
  • Shining Force Neo (JP/US Publisher: Sega)
Some Design, Some Story: Pyramid; Animation Production; Studio 4°C
  • Tenshou Gakuen Gensouroku (development support?) (JP Publisher: Asmik Ace)

PlayStation 3[edit]

  • Rune Factory Oceans / Rune Factory: Tides of Destiny (JP Publisher: Marvelous; US Publisher: Natsume; EU Publisher: Rising Star Games)
Overseas Development: Hyde; Some Graphics: G-Style; Animation Production: Point Pictures
  • Sonic Generations (some environment graphics) (JP/US/EU Publisher: Sega)

PlayStation Portable[edit]

  • Rengoku: The Tower of Purgatory (JP Publisher: Hudson; US/EU Publisher: Konami)
Some Graphics: imageepoch, Tiny Art; CG Movies: Analogical
  • Rengoku II: Stairway to H.E.A.V.E.N. (JP Publisher: Hudson; US/EU Publisher: Konami)

Saturn[edit]

  • Grandia (some map modeling) (JP Publisher: Game Arts / ESP)
Developer: Game Arts; Some Demo Scripting, Some Map Modeling: ScriptArts; Some Demo Scripting: Guild Entertainment; Some Map Bodeling: Sign Projects, Kouyousha, Vanguard; Some Scenario: Far East Amusement Research, Liberty Software Products; Music: Two Five; CG Movies: Links
  • Lunar: Silver Star Story (some map graphics) (JP Publisher: Kadokawa Shoten)
Design, Direction: Japan Art Media; Developer: Vanguard; Scenario Support: Ikusabune, Tenbu; Sound, Music: Two Five; Battle Backgrounds: Kusanagi
  • Sakura Taisen (unit CG graphics) (Developer, JP Publisher: Sega)
Production, Character Design: Red Company; Animation Production; Kyokuichi Tokyo Movie; CG Movies: Buildup Entertainment; Music Production: T's Music
  • Senkutsu Katsuryuu Taisen Chaos Seed (JP Publisher: Neverland Company / ESP)
Movie Production: Ikusagami; Sound: Two Five

Super Famicom/Super NES[edit]

  • Chaos Seed: Fuusui Kairouki (JP Publisher: Taito)
  • Energy Breaker (JP Publisher: Taito)
  • Estpolis Denki / Lufia & the Fortress of Doom (JP/US Publisher: Taito)
  • Estpolis Denki II / Lufia II: Rise of the Sinistrals / Lufia (JP Publisher: Taito; US Publisher: Natsume; EU Publisher: Nintendo)
  • Hat Trick Hero 2 (JP Publisher: Taito)

Windows[edit]

  • Sonic Generations (some environment graphics) (JP/US/EU Publisher: Sega)

Wii[edit]

  • Rune Factory Frontier (JP Publisher: Marvelous; US Publisher: Natsume; EU Publisher: Rising Star Games)
  • Rune Factory Oceans / Rune Factory: Tides of Destiny (JP Publisher: Marvelous; US Publisher: Natsume)

Xbox 360[edit]

  • Sonic Generations (some environment graphics) (JP/US/EU Publisher: Sega)

Links[edit]