Nicalis is an American independent game developer / publisher based in Santa Ana, California. They are most well known for their ports of early indie games like Cave Story.


The company was founded in 2007 by former IGN editor, Tyrone Rodriguez.

Nicalis was supposed to publish La-Mulana on WiiWare but, cancelled this port due to perceived low userbase on the platform by 2012.

In 2017, Nicalis acquired the studios, Cowboy Color and SuperVillain Studios.


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