1-UP Studio

1 -UP Studio, formerly Brownie Brown (Japaneseブラウニー ブラウンBuraunī Buraun ) is a video game developer based in Tokyo. The company is a subsidiary of Nintendo, making it one of the 16 external first-party developer of Nintendo.

In February 2013, the hitherto known under the name of Brownie Brown Studio in 1- UP Studio was renamed and restructured. According to the studio website the aim is to improve cooperation with Nintendo.


  • Magical Vacation ( Game Boy Advance )
  • Sword of Mana ( Game Boy Advance )
  • Mother 3 ( Game Boy Advance ) ( Developed in cooperation with HAL Laboratory and Shigesato Itoi )
  • Magical Starsign (Nintendo DS)
  • Heroes of Mana ( Nintendo DS)
  • Professor Layton and the call of the Phantoms (Nintendo DS, 2009; cooperation with Level 5)
  • A Kappa 's Trail (Nintendo DSiWare, Release Date: U.S.: June 14, 2010 )
  • Super Mario 3D Land (Nintendo 3DS, 2011; cooperation with Nintendo EAD)
  • Fantasy Life (Nintendo 3DS, 2012; cooperation with Level 5)
  • Super Mario 3D World (Wii U, 2013, cooperation with Nintendo EAD)