NDcube developer Super Mario Party Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics

Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics released this past Friday, and it’s bizarrely fantastic. And now that the game is out in the wild, we can see who actually developed the title. Per Nintendo Everything observation, the game was primarily developed by NDcube, the developer of Super Mario Party. The two titles have a dramatic amount of staff in common, as Nintendo Everything has documented:

Director

Atsushi Nakao (Super Mario Party design director)

Design director

Takaki Kobayashi (Super Mario Party design director)
Makoto Eguchi (Super Mario Party game design)
Yuya Rokuyama (Super Mario Party game design)
Hiroyuki Seki (Super Mario Party game design)
Ryo Yokomizo (Super Mario Party game design)

Game design

Kunio Asahara (Super Mario Party game design)
Yukako Kawauchi (Super Mario Party game design)
Masafumi Ojika (Super Mario Party game design)
Yasuki Toyosawa (not involved with Super Mario Party)
Takayuki Ide (not involved with Super Mario Party)
Akihito Sato (not involved with Super Mario Party)

Chief program director

Tadao Shoyama (Super Mario Party program)

Program directors

Akira Matsumoto (Super Mario Party program director)
Atsushi Hamada (Super Mario Party program)

Chief art director

Takahiro Karino (Super Mario Party chief art director)

Art directors

Hidenobu Sasaki (not involved with Super Mario Party)
Ryoichi Okayama (Super Mario Party art)

Chief sound director

Ichiro Shimakura (Super Mario Party chief sound director)

Sound director

Yuhki Mori (Super Mario Party sound director)

Music director

Chamy Ishi (Super Mario Party music director)

Music

Toshiki Aida (Super Mario Party music)

Many fans have always been baffled that Super Mario Party never received DLC, both because the title was relatively well received and because the game was frankly a bit skimpy on content. If NDcube immediately shifted gears into creating Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics, that would at least explain what the developer had been doing in lieu of DLC. Of course, that doesn’t negate the idea that NDcube could have developed Clubhouse Games and still spared some staff for further Super Mario Party DLC.

In any case, now we know who was responsible for this title!

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John Friscia
Head Copy Editor for Enthusiast Gaming, Managing Editor at The Escapist. I'm a writer who loves Super Nintendo and Japanese role-playing games to an impractical degree. I really miss living in South Korea. And I'm developing the game Boss Saga!

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