Talk:Now Production

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I'm debating whether I should link to LinkedIn anymore since they make it so hard to look at anything. Anyways, someone lists a PC Engine sports game from 1990. Power League III seems the most likely, but is that it? Hiromasa Iwasaki said the first one was done at Hudson Sapporo, and it looks like whoever runs this company (see introduction, then click on Flash menu) worked on the first one (and Victory Run). CRV (talk) 00:15, 24 February 2018 (UTC)

This is Tsukasa (Genji) Kuwahara's company. [1] Looks like he worked for Hudson and Refine Textile (Groove Box Japan). Incidentally, Refine Textile seems to have included several former Hudson staff. --Dimitri (talk) 01:21, 24 February 2018 (UTC)

Winkysoft's Formula One: Built to Win was obviously inspired by Taito Grand Prix. It'd be easy to leave it at that, but Winkysoft also did a Kyuukyoku Harikiri Stadium game. Could there have been some staff migration? CRV (talk) 00:55, 7 June 2017 (CEST)

Looks like Astec21 [2] may have initially been a splinter of Nowpro. Takeshi Hirakawa, Haruo Ohori, Mamoru Nakano, and Takeshi Yoshida were early staff, and their first game also had sound by Music Worx. --Dimitri (talk) 23:36, 1 February 2017 (CET)


Also, comparing credits on Mobygames with GBA Silent Scope and Sonic and the Secret Rings, Nowpro was clearly involved with Sonic Riders, Sonic Adventure DX, and Mario Superstar Baseball (which gives them a special thanks). --Dimitri 21:31, 28 September 2007 (CDT)

Yes, I noticed that. BTW, the Dance Dance Revolution GB games credit "NPC" as a programmer (presumably Now Production Co.)...well, except for the Disney one. "NPC" is only credited as a program adviser there. And actually, I haven't seen the credits for the Oha Star one. But they're all basically the same game. CRV 23:04, 28 September 2007 (CDT)

Zoobles! Spring to Life!

I added Zoobles! Spring to Life!, but I'm not 100% sure about it.

Bouken Jima II Game Boy

Wait, so they're credited for III, but not for II? Who developed II then? 2606:A000:88E5:DD00:152:C9D2:6C2B:24E4 13:04, 4 November 2015 (CET)

That has no credits, so I don't know. CRV (talk) 15:35, 4 November 2015 (CET)