Behaviour Interactive

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Behaviour Interactive
Type Private
Industry Interactive entertainment
Founded 1992 (as Megatoon Entertainment Group)
1997 (as Behaviour Interactive)
2000 (as Artificial Mind & Movement)
2010 (as Behaviour Interactive, again)
Founders Remi Racine[1]
Headquarters Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Key people Remi Racine, CEO[1]
Products Wet, Scaler, Indiana Jones and the Staff of Kings, Happy Feet
Employees 375[2]
Website www.bhvr.com

Behaviour Interactive (stylized as bE HAVIOUR and b'heivjǝ(r)) is the largest independent game development studio in Canada, specializing in the production of 2D and 3D action/adventure games for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii, PlayStation 2, Nintendo GameCube, Xbox, PC, Game Boy Advance, PlayStation Portable and Nintendo DS.

History[edit]

The company was founded in 1992 in Quebec City by Remi Racine as Megatoon Entertainment Group.[1][3] Two years later, Racine co-founded a Montreal-based Multimedia Interactive (MMI) to develop interactive entertainment software for CD-ROM.[4] Both companies were sold to Malofilm Communications in 1996, and a year later, they were merged into Behaviour Interactive.[4] In 1999, Racine and some investors bought the studio back, but they had to rename it, changing the name in 2000 to Artificial Mind & Movement Inc. (A2M).[4][1] In November 2008, the company acquired Santiago-based Wanako Games from Activision Blizzard,[5] which was the first and largest South American game studio.[4] By 2010, the studio's name was reverted back to Behaviour Interactive, partly due to increased production of original titles and thus stronger presence in the gaming community, partly due to the availability of the original name, and partly due to the obscene meaning of the word "A2M".[1]

Titles[edit]

as Artificial Mind & Movement[edit]

Game title Year released Platform Publisher
The Grinch 2000 DC, PSX Konami
Bugs Bunny & Taz: Time Busters 2000 PSX, PC Infogrames
Smurf Racer 2001 PSX Infogrames
Monsters, Inc. Scream Team 2001 PSX, PS2 Sony Computer Entertainment
Ice Age 2002 GBA Ubisoft
Scooby Doo: Mystery Mayhem 2003 GBA, PS2, GC, Xbox THQ
Carmen Sandiego: The Secret of the Stolen Drums 2004 PS2, GC, Xbox The Learning Company
Home on the Range 2004 GBA Buena Vista Games
Disney's Kim Possible 2: Drakken's Demise 2004 GBA Buena Vista Games
Scaler 2004 PS2, GC, Xbox Take-Two Interactive
Get On Da Mic 2004 PS2 Eidos Interactive
Lizzie McGuire 2: Lizzie Diaries 2004 GBA Buena Vista Games
Scooby-Doo! Unmasked 2005 GBA, PS2, GC, Xbox, DS THQ
Disney's Kim Possible 3: Team Possible 2005 GBA Buena Vista Games
That's So Raven 2: Supernatural Style 2005 GBA Buena Vista Games
everGirl... your way to play! 2005 GBA, PC, THQ
Chicken Little 2005 GBA Buena Vista Games
Ed, Edd n Eddy: The Mis-Edventures 2005 GBA, PC, PS2, GC, Xbox Midway Games
Flow: Urban Dance Uprising 2005 PS2 Ubisoft
Disney's Kim Possible: Kimmunicator 2005 DS Buena Vista Games
Teen Titans 2006 PS2, GC, Xbox THQ, Majesco Entertainment
Monster House 2006 PS2, GC, GBA, DS THQ
The Ant Bully 2006 Wii, PS2, GC, GBA, PC Midway Games
The Suite Life of Zack & Cody: Tipton Trouble 2006 DS Buena Vista Games
Teen Titans 2 2006 GBA Majesco Entertainment
Disney's Kim Possible: What's the Switch? 2006 PS2 Buena Vista Games
The Sims 2: Pets 2006 GBA EA
Happy Feet 2006 DS, Wii, PS2, GC, GBA, PC Midway Games
Disney's Kim Possible: Global Gemini 2007 DS Buena Vista Games
Drake & Josh 2007 GBA THQ
High School Musical: Makin' the Cut! 2007 DS, Wii, PS2 Buena Vista Games
Spider-Man: Friend or Foe 2007 DS, PSP Activision
The Suite Life of Zack & Cody: Circle of Spies 2007 DS Disney Interactive Studios
Power Rangers: Super Legends 2007 DS, PS2, PC Disney Interactive Studios
High School Musical: Sing It! 2007 PS2, Wii Disney Interactive Studios
The Golden Compass 2007 DS Sega
High School Musical 2: Work This Out! 2008 DS Disney Interactive Studios
Iron Man 2008 DS, Wii, PS2, PSP, PC Sega
The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor 2008 DS Sierra Entertainment
Mercenaries 2: World in Flames 2008 PS2 EA
Transformers Animated: The Game 2008 DS Activision
Kung Fu Panda: Legendary Warriors 2008 DS, Wii Activision
Lord of the Rings: Conquest 2009 DS EA
MySims Racing 2009 DS, Wii EA
Scene It? Bright Lights! Big Screen! 2009 PS3, X360, Wii Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs 2009 DS Activision
Indiana Jones and the Staff of Kings 2009 Wii, PS2 LucasArts
Shorts 2009 DS Majesco Entertainment
WET 2009 PS3, X360 Bethesda Softworks
Dante's Inferno 2010 PSP EA
Revenge of the Wounded Dragons 2010 PS3 Sony Computer Entertainment
Naughty Bear 2010 PS3, X360 505 Games
3D Ultra Minigolf Adventures 2 2010 PS3, X360 Konami

as Behaviour Interactive[edit]

Game title Year released Platform Publisher
Jersey Devil 1998 PSX Sony Computer Entertainment, Ocean Software
Bugs Bunny: Lost in Time 1999 PSX, PC Infogrames
MySims SkyHeroes 2010 X360, Wii, PS3, DS EA
Doritos Crash Course 2010 X360 Microsoft Studios
Tetris 2011 PS3 EA
Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime 2011 PS3, X360, PC Atari
Rango: The Video Game 2011 X360, Wii, PS3, DS EA
Transformers: Dark of the Moon 2011 Wii, 3DS, DS Activision
Wipeout in the Zone 2011 X360 Activision
Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked 2011 Wii, DS, X360 Majesco Entertainment, 505 Games
Victorious: Hollywood Arts Debut 2011 DS D3 Publisher
Voltron: Defender of the Universe 2011 PS3, X360 THQ
Brave: The Video Game 2012 Wii, DS, PS3, X360, PC Disney Interactive Studios
Ice Age: Continental Drift – Arctic Games 2012 Wii, 3DS, DS, X360 Activision
Wipeout 3 2012 Wii, Wii U, X360 Activision
Naughty Bear: Panic in Paradise 2012 PS3, X360 505 Games
Doritos Crash Course 2 2013 X360 Microsoft Studios
Disney's Planes 2013 Wii, Wii U Disney Interactive Studios
Phineas and Ferb: Quest for Cool Stuff 2013 Wii, Wii U, 3DS, DS, X360 Majesco Entertainment, 505 Games
SpongeBob SquarePants: Plankton's Robotic Revenge 2013 Wii, Wii U, 3DS, DS, PS3, X360 Activision
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor 2014 PS3, X360 Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Zoo Tycoon: Friends 2014 Windows 8, Windows Phone Microsoft Studios
Warhammer 40,000: Eternal Crusade 2015 PS4, XOne, PC Square-Enix

Awards & notable news[edit]

  • Artificial Mind and Movement (A2M) has been named in the Canadian Technology Fast 50 since 2006 by Deloitte Fast 50 (List of winners, Link)
  • Artificial Mind and Movement (A2M) wins "Best Mobile game of the year" at the Canadian Awards for the electronic and animation art for "Kim Possible: Kimmunicator"
  • Artificial Mind and Movement (A2M) acquires Wanako Games November 20, 2008. With this acquisition, Artificial Mind and Movement (A2M) is expanding its offering across Xbox Live Arcade (XBLA) and PlayStation Network (PSN), using Wanako's established TONGAS game framework.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Grant, Christopher (November 8, 2010). "Artificial Mind and Movement rebrands; (re)introducing Behaviour Interactive". Joystiq. Retrieved September 7, 2014. 
  2. ^ Artificial Mind and Movement
  3. ^ "Gamasutra Jobs - Behaviour Interactive". Gamasutra. Retrieved September 7, 2014. 
  4. ^ a b c d "Our History". Behaviour Interactive inc. Retrieved September 7, 2014. 
  5. ^ A2M (November 20, 2008). "A2M Acquires Chilean Developer Wanako Games" (Press release). Bloomberg. Retrieved September 7, 2014. 

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