The Kirby (星のカービィ, Hoshi no Kaabii, lit. "Kirby of the Stars") series is a fantasy video game series developed by HAL Laboratory and Nintendo, and produced by Nintendo. The gameplay of a majority of the games in the series consists mainly of action, platform and puzzle-solving elements. The series is known for its bright and artistic settings, simplistic gameplay, cute characters, upbeat, cheerful music, and the in-game ability to inhale enemies, thereby gaining a characteristic ability from them. As of February 2010, the Kirby series includes a total of twenty games, and has sold over 55 million units worldwide.