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EA Jawbreaker

Moby ID: 2773

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  • EA Vancouver (from 2013 to 2013)
  • Quicklime Games (from 2012 to 2013-04)
  • Electronic Arts Black Box (from 2003 to 2012)
  • Black Box Games (from 1999 to 2003)

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Black Box Games was a game development company that was founded in 1999 and located in Vancouver, Canada. Two confirmed founders are Aaron Arndt and Martin Sikes.

The company made sports and racing games for Sega and Electronic Arts before being acquired by Electronic Arts in 2002. It was subsequently renamed Electronic Arts Black Box and became the main developer of the Need for Speed and skate series. In December 2008 it was announced that Black Box's office in downtown Vancouver was to close down with the studio being relocated to the EA Canada facilities in nearby Burnaby.

In 2012 the company name Quicklime Games was registered although it was only ever used for post-launch development on the racing MMO Need for Speed: World. The studio was announced to have closed down in April of 2013 during a reorganization of Electronic Arts. Some staff of Black Box remained at EA Canada after the closure and worked under the monikers EA Vancouver and EA Jawbreaker as a support team on games such as Army of Two: The Devil's Cartel, Need for Speed: Rivals and Battlefield: Hardline.

Credited on 36 Games from 2000 to 2023

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UFC 5 (2023 on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series)
Star Wars: Squadrons (2020 on Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One)
Battlefield: Hardline (2015 on Windows, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3...)
Need for Speed: Rivals (2013 on Windows, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3...)
Army of Two: The Devil's Cartel (2013 on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3)
Need for Speed: The Run (2011 on Windows, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3)
Battlefield 3 (2011 on Windows, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3)
Need for Speed: World (2010 on Windows)
skate 3 (2010 on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Xbox One)
Need for Speed: Shift (2009 on Windows, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3)
Zeebo (included games) (2009 on Zeebo)
Burnout: Paradise - The Ultimate Box (2009 on Windows, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3)
skate 2 (2009 on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3)
Skate It (2008 on Wii)
Need for Speed: Undercover (2008 on Windows, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3)
Skate It (2008 on Nintendo DS)
Mirror's Edge (2008 on Windows, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3)
Need for Speed: Carbon (2008 on Arcade)
Need for Speed: ProStreet (2007 on Windows, PlayStation 2, Xbox 360...)
skate. (2007 on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Xbox One)

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June 11, 2002

Black Box Games is acquired by Electronic Arts and becomes its wholly-owned subsidiary.

1998

Black Box Games founded in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

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