Good-Feel

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Good-Feel Co., Ltd.
TypePrivate
IndustryVideo games[1]
FoundedOctober 3, 2005; 15 years ago (2005-10-03)
HeadquartersKobe, Hyogo, Japan
Number of locations
2
Key people
Shigeharu Umezaki
(Chairman)
Etsunobu Ebisu
(President)
Isono Yoshikazu
(Director)
Number of employees
136 (2021)
Websitewww.good-feel.co.jp

Good-Feel Co., Ltd. (株式会社グッド・フィール, Kabushiki-Gaisha Guddo Fīru) is a Japanese video game developer. Good-Feel began in Hyogo, Japan in 2005 and opened a production facility in Tokyo in the same year.[2] Their main focus had been educational games for the Nintendo DS, which were solely released in Japan. The games, the first of which was released in 2007, consist of primers for young children (kindergarten and below) and English language training for kids and adults.

In 2008 the company became the developer for the Wii game Wario Land: Shake It! from publisher Nintendo which marked Good-Feel's first entry into the home console market.

History[edit]

The company was founded by former Konami employee Etsunobu Ebisu on October 3, 2005. He told Nintendo about the new company and asked if they could work on a game. Long-time Nintendo employee Takahiro Harada asked Ebisu if he would like to make a new Wario Land title, since Harada learned before the meeting that Ebisu was involved in the development of a Nintendo DS platform game he enjoyed very much, and Harada always wanted to make a Wario Land sequel. Though Ebisu suggested a shooting game, he agreed to create a platform game after Harada convinced him. The development resulted in Wario Land: Shake It!, a 2D platform game released in 2008 with hand-drawn graphics made with the help of the animation studios Production I.G and Kusanagi. They later made the 2010 game Kirby's Epic Yarn, a unique entry into the Kirby franchise.

In October 2019, Good-Feel announced Monkey Barrels, their first self-published game and their first game in over a decade to not be published by Nintendo.[3] Monkey Barrels was released in November 2019 for Nintendo Switch. A Microsoft Windows version was released on February 9th, 2021.[4]

Games developed[edit]

Game Publisher System Date
Training Words Educational Network Inc. Nintendo DS October 11, 2007
Training Quiz Benesse Corporation Nintendo DS May 29, 2008
Sense Training: Shape Space Benesse Corporation Nintendo DS May 29, 2008
Wario Land: Shake It![1] Nintendo Wii July 24, 2008
English Training Educational Network Inc. Nintendo DS March 26, 2009
Training Words Educational Network Inc. Nintendo DS March 26, 2009
Looksley's Line Up[1]
JP title: Rittai Kakushi E Attakoreda
UK title: Tales in a Box: Hidden shapes in perspective!
German title: Geschichtenbuch: Verborgene Formen in Perspektive!
Nintendo Nintendo DSi March 3, 2010
Kirby's Epic Yarn[1] Nintendo Wii October 14, 2010
Wii Play: Motion (2 mini-games) Nintendo Wii June 13, 2011
StreetPass Mii Plaza(4 paid DLC mini-games):

Streetpass Squad (NA title: Mii Force)

Streetpass Zombies (NA title: Battleground Z)

Streetpass Slot Car (NA title: Slot Car Rivals)

Streetpass Traders (NA title: Market Crashers)

Nintendo Nintendo 3DS (Listed respectively)

June 17, 2013

April 16, 2015

September 1, 2016

September 1, 2016

Mario & Luigi: Dream Team (giant battles) Nintendo Nintendo 3DS July 12, 2013
Yoshi's Woolly World[5] Nintendo Wii U June 25, 2015
Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World Nintendo Nintendo 3DS January 19, 2017
Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn Nintendo Nintendo 3DS March 8, 2019
Yoshi's Crafted World Nintendo Nintendo Switch March 29, 2019
Monkey Barrels Good-Feel Nintendo Switch November 7, 2019
Monkey Barrels Good-Feel Microsoft Windows February 6, 2021
Unnamed Samurai Action Game[6] N/A Nintendo Switch 2021

See also[edit]

Further reading[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Good Feel". IGN. Archived from the original on 4 December 2011. Retrieved 21 November 2011.
  2. ^ "沿革 | 株式会社グッド・フィール(Good-Feel)". www.good-feel.co.jp. Retrieved 2020-10-22.
  3. ^ "Monkey Barrels, developed by Good-Feel, coming to Nintendo Switch next week - Nintendo Everything". nintendoeverything.com. Retrieved 2019-10-29.
  4. ^ Saito, Masayuki. "Monkey Barrels, Good-Feel's new shoot-em up will be released on February 9th!". Epic Games. Retrieved 2021-05-01.
  5. ^ 1/23/13 9:27am 1/23/13 9:27am. "The People Behind Kirby's Epic Yarn Are Making A New Yoshi Game". Kotaku.com. Retrieved 2014-06-11.
  6. ^ Ivan, Tom (October 15, 2020). "A new game from Yoshi's Crafted World studio Good-Feel is coming to Switch in 2021". Video Games Chronicle. Retrieved October 18, 2020.

The initial version of this article was partly based on the article Good-Feel from the external wiki Super Mario Wiki, released under the GFDL by its authors.

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