Connection?

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#1 by irx
2019-06-03 at 09:36
These companies must be connected somehow, since Caligula made remakes of Polaris games with the same people working on it. Couldn't find any actual info though.
#2 by eacil
2019-06-03 at 13:01
Yokota Mamoru was the boss of Studio Line. As you can see, he pretty much drew all the games of Terios minus something like one. Even if the studio existed before Polaris (Line: 1990, Polaris: 1996-02-29), it only started making games in 1998, just after Ryouki no Ori Dai 2 Shou (Polaris must have closed in 2002 if the website is any indication). I assume he got bored from working on games for others and started Terios because of that.
According to Sano Kazuma who worked for both Polaris and Yokota, Studio Polaris was similar to a sister company to Procyon (a company made by ex members of Glodia). It seems to have been directed by a guy called Oyabin but this name is too shady even for a pseudonyme.

Details: Wikipedia says Studio Line started by securing the copyright of Ryouki no Ori, created a new brand for the remake and re-mobilized Yokota Mamoru and Sano Kazuma to work on it. You don't secure a copyright if you already own it.
You can see "Yokota Mamoru ・ Studio Line" in the copyright of the windows edition of Ryouki no Ori Dai 2 Shou before Studio Polaris. Looks more like advertising from an outsource as when you see some guy from Nitroplus working on another game credited as XXXX (Nitroplus) than something an owner would do but that's just me.

As you can see, no direct link apart from two guys working together at Tokyo. I mean, it's a small world.
I guess the next step would be to check some games credits but no way I do that.

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