>> Saturday, January 31, 2009
We don't know a lot about the Philips Fantasy Factory. It is interesting to me because it is the only Philips studio who made a Nintendo title. Yes, all the other Zelda games were contract jobs given out by Philips. Just like with Super Mario's Wacky World. It is a pleasure to meet the people who were behind this. Thankfully our contact list made it to Steve: "You do remember correctly. I was a Vice President of development as well as the Executive Producer of the Fantasy Factory projects. I would be happy to answer any questions that I can, so just let me know." He was the Philips guy overseeing the Super Mario's Wacky Worlds part, which was a contract job for Novalogic for Philips. Apparently though, Novalogic cancelled the project without Philips knowing it. So it will be interesting to hear his side of the story.
We'll remember the Philips Fantasy Factory as one of the least productive studios regarding to the amount of games that they have released. It was based in the USA and released two titles on CD-i: -Name that Tune (1993) and -Hotel Mario (1994).