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HAL Laboratory, Inc.


HAL Laboratory is a video game developer based in Tokyo, Japan. It was founded on February 21st, 1980. The company's name is derived from the HAL 9000 computer from the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey. They are best known for their work on Mother, Kirby, and Super Smash Bros. games.


The Japanese name of HAL is HAL Kenky┼źjo, which often appears in its short form Halken in credits.

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