Behaviour Santiago

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Behaviour Santiago (formerly Wanako Studios Ltd.) is a Chilean video game developer and a wholly owned subsidiary of Behaviour Interactive. The company was founded as Wanako Studios Ltd. in 2002, by Esteban Sosnik, Tiburcio de la Carcova, and Wenceslao Casares. It was registered in New York City and headquartered in Santiago, Chile, until the studio was acquired by Sierra Entertainment in 2007. The company was then absorbed into Activision Blizzard and later acquired by Artificial Mind and Movement in 2008. When Artificial Mind and Movement became Behaviour Interactive in 2010, Wanako Studios was renamed Behaviour Santiago.

History[edit]

Wanako Games was founded in 2002 by Esteban Sosnik, Tiburcio de la Carcova, and Wenceslao Casares. It had headquarters in New York City with a primary site in Santiago, Chile. With a stated goal to leverage Latin American software talent, they became the largest game development studio in Latin America.

On 20 February 2007, the studio announced that it had been acquired by Sierra Online.[1]

After the merger between Vivendi Games, Activision and Blizzard, Wanako Games was acquired by Artificial Mind and Movement, Canada's largest independent game developer, on 20 November 2008.[2]

On 8 November 2010, Artificial Mind and Movement changed its name to Behaviour Interactive, also renaming Wanako Games to Behaviour Santiago.

Games developed[edit]

Year Title Platform(s)
PS3 Win X360
2004 Ford Virtual Racing No Yes No
2004 Cut to the Beat No Yes No
2004 Blackhawk Striker 2 No Yes No
2004 Groove-O-Matic No Yes No
2004 Phoenix Assault No Yes No
2005 Polar Tubing No Yes No
2005 EverGirl No Yes No
2005 Jewel Thief No Yes No
2005 Tornado Jockey No Yes No
2006 Blasterball 3 No Yes No
2006 Assault Heroes Yes Yes Yes
2007 Sea Life Safari No Yes Yes
2007 3D Ultra Minigolf Adventures No Yes Yes
2007 Arkadian Warriors No Yes Yes
2008 Assault Heroes 2 No Yes Yes
2009 Revenge of the Wounded Dragons Yes No No
2010 3D Ultra Minigolf Adventures 2 Yes No Yes
2010 Doritos Crash Course No No Yes
2010 Tetris Yes No No
2011 Wipeout in the Zone No No Yes
2011 Voltron: Defender of the Universe Yes No Yes
2011 Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime Yes Yes Yes

References[edit]

  1. ^ Boyer, Brandon (20 February 2007). "Vivendi Acquires Wanako Games". Gamasutra. UBM TechWeb. Retrieved 3 June 2016. 
  2. ^ Freeman, Will (16 December 2008). "A2M acquires Wanako Games". Develop. NewBay Media. Retrieved 3 June 2016. 

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