Nd Cube Co., Ltd is a Nintendo research and development subsidiary, founded in 2000. They are currently known for developing many of the later entries in the Mario Party series. The company is currently headed by Hidetoshi Endo, the former president of Hudson Soft. The "Nd" comes from the original founders of the company, Nintendo and Dentsu (the capital "N" indicating Nintendo's majority ownership).
In 2000, Nintendo and Dentsu founded Nd Cube as part of a joint venture, Nintendo owning 78% of the company's shares while Dentsu owned 13.3% of shares, the other 8.9% being undecided.
By April 2006, many of Nd Cube's employees had moved on to join other developers, primarily Nintendo and Square Enix, after Nintendo rejected the company's experimental projects. In that time, they posted job ads for Wii and Nintendo DS development. At a later point, many former employees from Hudson Soft, including core Mario Party staff and former president Hidetoshi Endo, joined Nd Cube.
In August 2010, Nintendo bought all of Dentsu's shares, becoming the sole owner with 98% of the company's shares.
|F-Zero: Maximum Velocity||2001||Game Boy Advance||Nintendo||F-Zero series racing game|
|Dokodemo Taikyoku: Yakuman Advance||2001||Game Boy Advance||Nintendo||Mahjong game|
|Mini-Moni: Mika no Happy Morning Chatty||2002||Game Boy Advance||SMDE, Shogakukan||Based on the former Mini-Moni idol group|
|Pool Edge||2002||Nintendo Gamecube||Media Kite||Pool game|
|Card Party||2002||Game Boy Advance||Media Kite||Traditional card game compilation title|
|Tube Slider: The Championship of Future Formula||2003||Nintendo Gamecube||NEC Interchannel||Futuristic racing game|
|Wii Party||2010||Wii||Nintendo||Minigame focused game similar to Mario Party series|
|Mario Party 9||2012||Wii||Nintendo||Mario Party series game|
|Wii Party U||2013||Wii U||Nintendo||Wii Party series game|
|Mario Party: Island Tour||2013||Nintendo 3DS||Nintendo||Mario Party series game|
|Mario Party 10||2015||Wii U||Nintendo||Mario Party series game|
|Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival||2015||Wii U||Nintendo||Animal Crossing series spin-off loosely similar to Mario Party in terms of sharing board-game action and minigames|
|Mario Party: Star Rush||2016||Nintendo 3DS||Nintendo||Mario Party series game|
|Mario Party: The Top 100||2017||Nintendo 3DS||Nintendo||Mario Party series game; a compilation of the 'top' minigames from past entries in the series.|
|Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp||2017||iOS / Android||Nintendo||Mobile free-to-start Animal Crossing title|
|Super Mario Party||2018||Nintendo Switch||Nintendo||Mario Party series game|
|Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics||2020||Nintendo Switch||Nintendo||Successor to Clubhouse Games for the Nintendo DS|
|Mario Party Superstars||2021||Nintendo Switch||Nintendo||Mario Party series game|
- Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp was developed by ND Cube. GoNintendo (February 25, 2018). Retrieved February 25, 2018.
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