7 Studios, Inc.

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7 Studios was a game development studio founded in 1999 by Lewis Peterson and Erik Yeo. On 6th April 2009 it was acquired by Activision. The deal was controversial, as 7 Studios was developing Scratch: The Ultimate DJ at the time, a DJ musical simulation, while Activision had the similar title DJ Hero in the works. Publisher Genius Products and turntable controller manufacturer Numark Industries, who were behind the Scratch game, filed suit against Activision for intentional interference with contract, breach of contract and misappropriation of trade secrets, but the L.A. Superior Court found no evidence of any wrongdoing by the publisher and refused to grant any restraining order against it. Development of the Scratch game was continued at Commotion Interactive.

In October 2009, following the completion of DJ Hero, Activision laid off an estimated 30 people from 7 Studios, about half of the team. In February 2011 Activision announced to discontinue all music games series. On 9th February 2011 staff members confirmed that 7 Studios had been shut down. At that time, the legal dispute with Genius Products was still not resolved.

Credited on 17 Games from 2002 to 2010

DJ Hero 2 (2010 on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii)
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009 on Windows, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3)
Space Camp (2009 on Wii)
Space Camp (2009 on Nintendo DS)
Six Flags Fun Park (2009 on Wii)
Six Flags Fun Park (2008 on Nintendo DS)
George of the Jungle and the Search for the Secret (2008 on Nintendo DS)
Napoleon Dynamite: The Game (2007 on Nintendo DS, PSP)
Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007 on Nintendo DS)
Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007 on PlayStation 2, Wii)
Shrek the Third (2007 on Windows, PlayStation 2, PSP...)
The Sopranos: Road to Respect (2006 on PlayStation 2)
The Sopranos: Road to Respect (Limited Edition) (2006 on PlayStation 2)
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Legend of Jack Sparrow (2006 on Windows, PlayStation 2)
Fantastic 4 (2005 on Windows, PlayStation 2, Xbox...)
Defender (2002 on PlayStation 2, Xbox, GameCube)
Legion: The Legend of Excalibur (2002 on PlayStation 2)

History +

October 2009

Activision lays off about 30 employees of 7 Studios, about half of the team.

April 6th, 2009

The company is acquired by Activision.


The company is founded.

Trivia +

Location and Contact information (2007):

7 Studios

3415 Sepulveda Blvd.

Suite 1000

Los Angeles, CA 90034

Main: 310-442-7707

Fax: 310-740-8646 Website: http://www.sevenstudios.com/


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