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
, and Super Smash Bros.
The Japanese name of HAL is HAL Kenkyūjo
, which often appears in its short form Halken