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Left Field Productions

Left Field Productions is an independent video game development studio located in Ventura, California, USA. Founded in 1994 by industry veterans John Brandwood, Jeff Godfrey and Mike Lamb, Left Field is probably best known for their time spent as a Nintendo third-party developer, during which they designed the critically acclaimed Nintendo 64 game Excitebike 64.

On April 23, 1998, Nintendo announced the purchase of a minority interest in Left Field Productions, allowing them to expand operations and ensuring a steady flow of exclusive content from the developer.

In September 2002, after months of speculation, Left Field bought out Nintendo's stake in the company, once again becoming a fully independent third-party developer.

Games developed by Left Field Productions

A Gamecube version of MTX Mototrax was in the works but was later cancelled as publisher Activision scaled back support for the platform.

A sequel to the Nintendo 64 game 1080° Snowboarding was in development at Left Field at one time. Development originated on the Nintendo 64 platform but was later shifted to the GameCube once Nintendo began phasing out the Nintendo 64. When Left Field separated with Nintendo in early 2002, Nintendo Software Technology took over development of the game, finally releasing 1080° Avalanche on December 1, 2003.

It is unknown how far into production the game was when Left Field left the project, or just how much, if any, of Left Field's work is present in the final game. It has been speculated that Left Field's version of the game had a much more arcade-like feel than its successor.

Awards

  • Best Extreme Sports Game - MTX Mototrax (2004, Play Magazine)
  • IGN Editor's Choice Award - Excitebike 64 (2000, IGN)
  • IGN Editor's Choice Award - MTX Mototrax (2004, IGN)
  • IGN Editor's Choice Award - NBA Courtside 2: Featuring Kobe Bryant (1999, IGN)

References

  • Nintendo Covers Left Field
  • Left Field Moves On
  • Left Field Buys Out Nintendo Investment
  • 1080 Back on Track

External links

  • Left Field Productions website - web link no longer functions
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