|Headquarters||Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada|
|Alan Bunker, CEO, Craig Heffler, CFO|
Number of employees
In 2004, HB Studios entered a multi-project deal with EA Canada to develop further sports games for the EA Sports label, and created games 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. The 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 and was the first game not developed for the EA Sports label.
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.
At the end of July 2012 HB Studios closed their Halifax studio and consolidated all development to their headquarters in Lunenberg. The last games developed by the satellite studio were NBA Baller Beats for Kinect and Medal Bound on iOS.
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 with its full release coming in August 2014.
HB Studios' founder, Jeremy Wellard, announced he was stepping down as President of the company in February 2015 with COO Alan Bunker moving into the CEO role.
|2001||Cricket 2002||EA Sports||PS2, PC|
|2003||Rugby 2004||EA Sports||PS2, PC|
|2003||Cricket 2004||EA Sports||PS2, PC|
|2003||Rugby 2004||EA Sports||Xbox, PS2, PC|
|2005||Rugby 2005||EA Sports||Xbox, PS2, PC|
|2005||Cricket 2005||EA Sports||Xbox, PS2, PC|
|2006||FIFA Street 2||EA Sports||PSP|
|2006||Rugby 2006||EA Sports||Xbox, PS2, PC|
|2007||Cricket 07||EA Sports||PS2, PC|
|2006||Madden NFL 07||EA Sports||Wii|
|2007||UEFA Champions League 2006-2007||EA Sports||PS2, PSP, PC|
|2007||NBA Live 08||EA Sports||PS2, PC|
|2007||Rugby 08||EA Sports||PS2, PC|
|2007||NHL 08||EA Sports||PS2, PC|
|2008||Big Beach Sports||THQ||Wii|
|2008||NBA Live 09||EA Sports||PS2, PSP, Wii|
|2008||NHL 09||EA Sports||PS2,PC|
|2009||Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10||EA Sports||PSP, PS2|
|2009||Football Academy||EA Sports||Nintendo DS|
|2009||HB Arcade Cards||HB Arcade||WiiWare|
|2009||FIFA 10||EA Sports||PC, PS2, PSP|
|2009||NBA Live 10||EA Sports||PSP|
|2010||2010 Fifa World Cup South Africa||EA Sports||Wii, PSP, Xbox 360, PS3|
|2010||FIFA 11 Ultimate Team||EA Sports||Xbox 360, PS3|
|2010||Backyard Sports: Sandlot Sluggers||Wii, Xbox 360, PC|
|2010||FIFA 11||EA Sports||PSP, PS2|
|2010||HB Arcade Disc Golf||HB Arcade||WiiWare|
|2010||Backyard Sports: Rookie Rush||Wii, 360, PC|
|2010||HB Arcade Jam Space||HB Arcade||DSiWare|
|2011||Rugby World Cup 2011||505 Games||PS3, Xbox 360|
|2011||Madden NFL 12||EA Sports||Wii, PSP, PS2|
|2011||HB Rugby: Fixture Challenge||HB Studios||iOS|
|2012||FIFA 12||EA Sports||Wii|
|2012||Medal Bound||HB Studios||iOS|
|2012||NBA Baller Beats||Majesco Entertainment||Kinect|
|2012||Madden NFL 13||Majesco Entertainment||Vita, Wii|
|2012||Maze Adventures||HB Studios||iPad|
|2012||Ace Geographer: Canada||HB Studios||iPad|
|2013||MLB.com Home Run Derby||MLB.com||iOS, Android|
|2013||MLB.com Franchise MVP||MLB.com||iOS, Android|
|2014||MLB.com Home Run Derby 2014||MLB.com||iOS, Android|
|2014||The Golf Club||HB Studios||PS4, PC, Xbox One|
|2014||Rugby 15||HB Studios||PS4, PC, Xbox One|
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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- "HB Studios announces CEO’s retirement".