Marigul Management

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Not to be confused with Marigold (disambiguation).
Marigul Management Inc.
Industry Computer and video game industry
Fate Closed, Properties Sold
Founded July, 1996
Defunct May, 2003
Headquarters Tokyo, Japan
Products Games for Nintendo video game consoles

Marigul was a company created and jointly owned by Nintendo (40%) and Japanese company Recruit (60%). Its name is a combination of Mario and Seegul (Recruit's corporate mascot). Although Marigul was liquidated in May, 2003, Ambrella and Noise continue to make games.

Marigul was founded because the Nintendo 64 was not getting enough third-party support. Marigul would let game studios focus on making a game by taking care of the financial end of things. The only condition was that they would have a game ready in five years.

Many of Marigul's games have not been localized or released in North America.


Saru Brunei[edit]

Saru Brunei was a Tokyo-based video game development company that worked in partnership with Nintendo between 1996 and 2003 as a part of Marigul Management. Saru Brunei was headed up by former Nintendo game designer Gento Matsumoto. Matsumoto was Shigeru Miyamoto's right-hand man for 15 years. Saru Brunei was defunct as Marigul was liquidated in May, 2003.

Saru Brunei was responsible for the cancelled Nintendo 64 game, Doubutsu Banchou (Animal Leader), they then however ported the game to the Nintendo GameCube as Cubivore: Survival of the Fittest in 2002. The game was published by Nintendo in Japan, but published by Atlus in North America. Their games include: Jungle Park (PlayStation), Jungle Park: Saturn Jima (Sega Saturn), and Cubivore: Survival of the Fittest (coded by Intelligent Systems, originally for the Nintendo 64, moved to GameCube).

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