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HB Studios

is a Canadian video game developer founded in 2000 and located in Nova Scotia, Canada. They are best known for their rugby andcricket games, released on the EA Sports... read more

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Founder
Jeremy Wellard
Founding date
2000
Address
City: Lunenburg
Street: 37 Hall Street
ZIP: B0J2C0
Country: Canada
Number of Employees
51-100
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Updated
10/8/2016 11:25:35 AM
HB Studios

is a Canadian video game developer founded in 2000 and located in Nova Scotia, Canada. They are best known for their rugby andcricket games, released on the EA Sports label.

Description


History

HB Studios was founded in 2000 by Jeremy Wellard in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. The company started with nine employees, and developed Cricket 2002 for Electronic Arts' Asia Pacific studio.

In 2004, HB Studios entered a multi-project deal with EA Canada to continue developing sports games for the EA Sports label, including further games in the Rugby and Cricket series, FIFA Street 2 for the PlayStation Portable as well as co-development on Madden 07 for the Wii. This exclusivity deal ended in 2007, after which the company was hired by THQ to create Big Beach Sports for the Wii. This was HB Studios' first non-sports simulation game as well as the first game not developed for the EA Sports label.

In 2008, HB Studios opened a second studio in Halifax, Nova Scotia as well as now operating with 130 employees. The Halifax studio was closed at the end of July 2012 with all development moved to their headquarters in Lunenberg. The last games developed by the satellite studio were NBA Baller Beats for Kinect and Medal Bound on iOS.

A second label, HB Arcade, was formed in 2009, with the goal of self-publishing downloadable titles on WiiWare, PSN and Xbox Live Arcade. Games released under this label included HB Arcade Cards and HB Arcade Disc Golf, both for the WiiWare platform, as well as Jam Space for DSiWare.

In 2011, HB Studios developed Rugby World Cup 2011, a self-funded title published by 505 Games. It was well-received, and entered the UK charts at No.3.

In January 2014, it was announced that HB's The Golf Club for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC would be launching in the Spring of 2014. The game is a golf simulator that includes a Course Creator using procedural generation, allowing users to create, edit and share courses online. The game went to Steam Early Access in April 2014 and was fully released in August 2014.

In February 2015, HB Studios' founder, Jeremy Wellard, announced he was stepping down as President of the company with COO Alan Bunker announced as his replacement.

In March 2016, HB Studios and Maximum Games announced a joint venture to release Infinite Air featuring Mark McMorris, an open-world, physics-based snowboarding video game that was built in partnership and close collaboration with multiple X-Games winner Mark McMorris. Infinite Airwill include vast, customizable mountain ranges as well as a highly reactive, fluid control system. HB and Maximum have promised it to be the most authentic snowboarding game to date. It will be released on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC in the fall of 2016.

Games Developed

List of games developed by HB Studios
Year
Title
Publisher
Platform
2001
Cricket 2002
EA Sports
PS2, PC
2003
Cricket 2004
PS2, PC
Rugby 2004
PS2, PC
2005
Rugby 2005
Xbox, PS2, PC
Cricket 2005
Xbox, PS2, PC
2006
FIFA Street 2
PSP
Rugby 2006
Xbox, PS2, PC
Madden NFL 07
Wii
2007
Cricket 07
PS2, PC
UEFA Champions League 2006-2007
PS2, PSP, PC
NBA Live 08
PS2, PC
Rugby 08
PS2, PC
NHL 08
PS2, PC
2008
Big Beach Sports
THQ
Wii
NBA Live 09
EA Sports
PS2, PSP, Wii
NHL 09
PS2, PC
2009
Rock Revolution
Konami
Wii, DS
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10
EA Sports
PSP, PS2
Football Academy
Nintendo DS
HB Arcade Cards
HB Arcade
WiiWare
FIFA 10
EA Sports
PC, PS2, PSP
NBA Live 10
PSP
2010
2010 Fifa World Cup South Africa
Wii, PSP, Xbox 360, PS3
FIFA 11 Ultimate Team
Xbox 360, PS3
Backyard Sports: Sandlot Sluggers
GT Interactive
Wii, Xbox 360, PC
FIFA 11
EA Sports
PSP, PS2
HB Arcade Disc Golf
HB Arcade
WiiWare
Backyard Sports: Rookie Rush
GT Interactive
Wii, 360, PC
HB Arcade Jam Space
HB Arcade
DSiWare
2011
Rugby World Cup 2011
505 Games
PS3, Xbox 360
Madden NFL 12
EA Sports
Wii, PSP, PS2
HB Rugby: Fixture Challenge
HB Studios
iOS
2012
FIFA 12
EA Sports
Wii
Medal Bound
HB Studios
iOS
NBA Baller Beats
Majesco Entertainment
Kinect
Madden NFL 13
Vita, Wii
Maze Adventures
HB Studios
iPad
Ace Geographer: Canada
iPad
2013
MLB.com Home Run Derby
MLB.com
iOS, Android
MLB.com Franchise MVP
iOS, Android
2014
MLB.com Home Run Derby 2014
iOS, Android
The Golf Club
HB Studios
PS4, PC, Xbox One
Rugby 15
PS4, Xbox One, PC, PS3, Xbox 360, PS Vita
2015
Rugby World Cup 2015
PS4, Xbox One, PC, PS3, Xbox 360, PS Vita
2016
Infinite Air
PS4, Xbox One, PC


Games Contributed To

  • 2009 Guitar Hero 5 - Wii
  • 2009 Guitar Hero: Van Halen - PS3, 360
  • 2009 Need for Speed: Nitro - Wii
  • 2010 EA Sports Madden NFL 11 - PS3, 360
  • 2010 EA Sports NHL 11 - PS3, 360
  • 2010 FIFA 11 - PS3, 360, PC
  • 2011 EA Sports Madden NFL 12 - PS3, 360
  • 2012 EA Sports Madden NFL 13 - PS3, 360, WiiU
  • 2012 EA Sports Madden NFL 13 Social - iOS
  • 2010-2012 Sony's Wonderbook platform - PS3
  • 2013 EA Sports NCAA Football 14 - PS3, 360
  • 2013 EA Sports Madden NFL 25 - PS3, 360, PS4, Xbox One
  • 2013 EA Sports Madden NFL 25 Mobile - iOS, Android
  • 2014 EA Sports Madden NFL 15 - PS3, 360, PS4, Xbox One
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