HAL Laboratory, Inc.

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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. As of July 1, 2019 they had 169 employees. They are best known for their work on Mother, Kirby, and Super Smash Bros. games.

Credited on 129 Games from 1981 to 2023

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Kirby's Return to Dream Land: Deluxe (2023 on Nintendo Switch)
Kirby's Dream Buffet (2022 on Nintendo Switch)
Kirby and the Forgotten Land (2022 on Nintendo Switch)
Part Time UFO (2020 on Nintendo Switch)
Kirby Fighters 2 (2020 on Nintendo Switch)
Super Kirby Clash (2019 on Nintendo Switch)
BoxBoy! + BoxGirl! (2019 on Nintendo Switch)
Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum 'n' Fun! (2018 on Nintendo Switch)
Kirby Star Allies (2018 on Nintendo Switch)
Part Time UFO (2017 on Android, iPhone, Nintendo Switch...)
Kirby Battle Royale (2017 on Nintendo 3DS)
Kirby's Blowout Blast (2017 on Nintendo 3DS)
Team Kirby Clash Deluxe (2017 on Nintendo 3DS)
Bye-Bye BoxBoy! (2017 on Nintendo 3DS)
Kirby: Planet Robobot (2016 on Nintendo 3DS)
BoxBoxBoy! (2016 on Nintendo 3DS)
Picross 3D: Round 2 (2015 on Nintendo 3DS)
Super Mario Maker (2015 on Wii U)
Kirby and the Rainbow Curse (2015 on Wii U)
BoxBoy! (2015 on Nintendo 3DS)

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February 21st, 1980

HAL Laboratory, Inc. is born

Trivia +

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

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