Nintendo Software Technology
The exterior of Nintendo Software Technology's headquarters in
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Nintendo Software Technology (or NST) is an
Nintendo made the decision of transplanting several members of their development team in Japan over to America. NST also recruited several veterans from companies such as
The establishment took place in 1998 through a collaboration with the private university
NST started developing Project H.A.M.M.E.R. For the Nintendo Wii but several problems landed the project in 'development hell'. A large amount of funding was spent on cut-scenes early in development and so when the project started to fall behind managers didn't want to end it because of the capital already spent. The American developers suggested that the problem was the gameplay however the Japanese managers believed the problems were the environments. This dispute, among others, made the project drag on for a number of years before it was totally abandoned and a large number of staff were made redundant.
DigiPen's Main Campus was based in the same building as theirs until 2010.