Talk:Creatures, Inc.

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Early Years and Earthbound Influence

I don't know where else to put this, so here goes. tl;dr post ahead.

A long time ago, someone else said that there was an article stating that Earthbound influenced the Pokemon series. Now, I did some poking around, and found that Creatures, Inc. came from Ape, Inc., the company that worked on the first two Earthbound games. As a result, a number of people that worked on Red and Green also worked on the first two Earthbound games:

Hiroshi Yamauchi: Executive Producer of EarthBound Zero and Pokemon

Hiroyuki Jinnai: Scenario Writer for EarthBound and Pokemon

Tsunekaz Ishihara: Pokemon Producer; Special Effects Artist and Line Producer for EarthBound

Hirokazu Tanaka: Music Composer of EarthBound Zero, EarthBound, and Pokemon

Takashi Kawaguchi: Pokemon Debugger, Co-Ordinate for EarthBound Zero, Project Manager for EarthBound

This seems to explain a number of coincidences between the games (e.g. the VERY strong similarities between Mewtwo and Giygas/Giegue, similar appearances of Red and Ninten/Ness, the similar roles and personalities of next-door neighbors Blue and Pokey, the fact that Earthbound and Red/Blue seem to take place in the late 90s, the similarities between the Safari Zone and Ruined Zoo, which also explains why there's a useless Warden building in the center, etc.) Basically, I want to know if this is just a weird coincidence, or if there actually WAS influence. With a source. MagicBarrier 05:00, 6 January 2010 (UTC)