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DigiNin (also known as DigiPen Computer Graphics) is a nickname for the 1990s collaboration between Nintendo and the United States Redmond, Washington university DigiPen Institute of Technology. Since Nintendo Software Technology was also founded in Redmond, Washington; it is possible the company spun off from DigiNin.
Nintendo provided hardware and development tools, guidance and technical expertise to the university, and students created at least 30 small non-commercial games, including "Dungeon Madness," "Star Fighter" and "Fate of the Heroes." These games remained at DigiPen and in the student's portfolios and were not released elsewhere.
- Dungeon Madness
- Star Fighter
- Fate of the Heroes
- Disposable Heroes
In addition, it is possible DigiNin were involved in Noughts & Crosses (Tic Tac Toe) and Hangman because of the involvement of staff (Claude Comair, Raymond Yan, Mark Trono), later known for their work on various Nintendo Software Technology projects.
- "DIGIPEN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY OFFERS WORLD'S FIRST DEGREE IN INTERACTIVE VISUAL SIMULATION TECHNOLOGY" (February 18, 1998) - Nintendo Press Release (Wayback Machine)
- Famiboards - an extremely obscure 1st-party Noughts & Crosses SNES game designed to only be playable in hotels_airplanes has been mysteriously uploaded online Famiboards
- U VIDEO GAME - Chicago Tribune (September 10, 1996)
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