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Encyclopedia > Pandemic Studios
Pandemic Studios
Type Private (Subsidiary of Electronic Arts)
Founded Santa Monica, California (1998)
Headquarters Los Angeles, California
Brisbane, Australia
Key people Andrew Goldman, CEO
Josh Resnick, President
Industry Software & Programming
Products Full Spectrum Warrior
Star Wars: Battlefront
Star Wars: Battlefront II
Destroy All Humans! series
Mercenaries: Playground of Destruction
(See complete products listing)
Website www.pandemicstudios.com

Pandemic Studios is a video game developer with offices in Los Angeles, California and Brisbane, Australia. The studio is notable for featuring fully-destructible environments in its games. Recent titles include Full Spectrum Warrior, Star Wars: Battlefront, Star Wars: Battlefront II, Destroy All Humans! and Mercenaries. A private company is a company that is independently owned. ... A subsidiary, in business, is an entity that is controlled by another entity. ... Electronic Arts (EA) (NASDAQ: ERTS) is an American developer, marketer, publisher, and distributor of computer and video games. ... For other uses, see Santa Monica (disambiguation). ... Los Angeles and L.A. redirect here. ... For other uses, see Brisbane (disambiguation). ... Chief Executive redirects here. ... Josh Resnick is an American video game producer. ... For other uses, see President (disambiguation). ... Computer software (or simply software) refers to one or more computer programs held in the storage of a computer for some purpose. ... Full Spectrum Warrior is a video game classified as a real-time tactics action/war game. ... Destroy All Humans! is a video game developed by Pandemic Studios and published by THQ. It was released for the Xbox and PlayStation 2 computer entertainment systems on June 21, 2005. ... A website (alternatively, web site or Web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos or other digital assets that is hosted on one or more web servers, usually accessible via the Internet. ... A video game developer is a software developer (a business or an individual) that creates video games. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... For other uses, see Brisbane (disambiguation). ... Full Spectrum Warrior is a video game classified as a real-time tactics action/war game. ... Destroy All Humans! is a video game developed by Pandemic Studios and published by THQ. It was released for the Xbox and PlayStation 2 computer entertainment systems on June 21, 2005. ...

Contents

History

The company's president is Josh Resnick and its CEO is Andrew Goldman — both formerly worked at Activision, and Pandemic was founded with an equity investment by Activision in 1998. Pandemic's first two games, Battlezone II and Dark Reign 2, were both sequels to Activision games. Josh Resnick is an American video game producer. ... Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is the job of having the ultimate executive responsibility or authority within an organization or corporation. ... Activision, Inc. ... Equity investment generally refers to the buying and holding of shares of stock on a stock market by individuals and funds in anticipation of income from dividends and capital gain as the value of the stock rises. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... Battlezone II: Combat Commander is a game released by Pandemic Studios as a sequel to Activisions Battlezone (computer game). ... Dark Reign 2 is a 3D real-time strategy PC game released on June 30, 2000 by Activision and Pandemic Studios. ...


In 2000, Pandemic opened a satellite studio in the Brisbane suburb of Fortitude Valley. The first project was Army Men RTS, a console RTS game using the Dark Reign 2 engine. This studio would later develop Destroy All Humans!. Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... Fortitude Valley, also known simply as the Valley is a suburb of central Brisbane, Australia. ... A real-time strategy (RTS) video game is a strategic game that is distinctly not turn-based. ...


In 2003, the Los Angeles studio moved from its founding location at Santa Monica to a high-rise building in Westwood. Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Santa Monica Pier Santa Monica is a coastal city located in Los Angeles County, California USA, by the Pacific Ocean, south of Pacific Palisades and Brentwood, west of Westwood, Los Angeles, and north of Venice. ... High-rise buildings line Wilshire Boulevard through the Westwood area Another view of the Westwood skyline Westwood is a district in western Los Angeles, California, not to be confused with Westwood, California. ...


In November 2005, it was announced that Pandemic and BioWare would be joining forces, with private equity fund Elevation Partners investing in the partnership. However, both companies will retain their brands and identities[1]. Ongoing events • Abramoff-Reed gambling scandal • Al Jazeera bombing memo • Avian influenza (H5N1) outbreak • Black sites scandal • Conservative leadership race (UK) • Fuel prices • Irans nuclear program • Jilin chemical plant explosions • Kashmir earthquake • Malawi food crisis • Malaysian prisoner abuse scandal • New Delhi bombings investigation • Niger food crisis • North Indian cyclone... BioWare Corp. ... Elevation Partners is a private equity firm that invests in intellectual property and media and entertainment companies. ...


On October 11, 2007, it was announced that VG Holding Corp, the owners of Bioware and Pandemic Studios, will be acquired by Electronic Arts as of January 2008, subject to FTC approval.[2] is the 284th day of the year (285th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... BioWare Corp. ... Electronic Arts (EA) (NASDAQ: ERTS) is an American developer, marketer, publisher, and distributor of computer and video games. ... January 2008 was the first month of the current year. ... | logo_caption = | seal = US-FederalTradeCommission-Seal. ...


Teams

There are currently several development teams inside Pandemic:

  • Full Spectrum Warrior team, responsible for the original game as well as its sequel, Full Spectrum Warrior: Ten Hammers.
  • Star Wars team, who developed the Star Wars: Battlefront series, and who are now working on The Lord of the Rings Conquest.
  • Mercenaries team, is currently working on a sequel, Mercenaries 2: World in Flames, which will be published by EA Games.
  • Project B, Q, Y, Z teams, currently working on several unannounced projects and the recently announced Saboteur, a game chronicling the adventures of a French resistance fighter during WWII.
  • The Brisbane Team, which is currently working on project B[3]. Pandemic Studios is not producing Destroy All Humans! 3.

Full Spectrum Warrior is a video game classified as a real-time tactics action/war game. ... This article is about the series. ... Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: ERTS) is a leading video game developer and publisher. ... Saboteur is a game set during World War II currently in development by Pandemic Studios. ... For other uses, see Brisbane (disambiguation). ... Destroy All Humans! 3 is the second planned sequel to the Destroy All Humans! series. ...

Games developed

Dark Reign 2 is a 3D real-time strategy PC game released on June 30, 2000 by Activision and Pandemic Studios. ... Full Spectrum Warrior is a video game classified as a real-time tactics action/war game. ... Destroy All Humans! is a video game developed by Pandemic Studios and published by THQ. It was released for the Xbox and PlayStation 2 computer entertainment systems on June 21, 2005. ... Destroy All Humans! 2 is a game for PlayStation 2 and Xbox and a sequel to Destroy All Humans!. It was released on October 17, 2006, in North America. ...

Games planned

  • Saboteur (TBA)
  • Mercenaries 2: World in Flames (2008)
  • The Lord of the Rings: Conquest (2008)
  • Pandemic also has four projects planned simply entitled Projects B, Q, and Z. Project B is speculated to be the game for the 2008 Batman movie, The Dark Knight(B standing for Batman)[citation needed]

Saboteur is a game set during World War II currently in development by Pandemic Studios. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance to the Gregorian calendar. ... The Dark Knight may refer to Batman, a DC Comics superhero. ...

References

  1. ^ Bioware & Pandemic Merge - TotalGaming.net news, 3 November 2005
  2. ^ EA To Acquire BioWare Corp. and Pandemic Studios
  3. ^ Secret Projects

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External links

  • Official website

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