EA Bright Light

Moby ID: 5082

  • Electronic Arts UK Ltd. - Former company name until March 2008

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EA Bright Light was Electronic Arts' UK development studio based in Guildford, Surrey (UK). The origins of the studio date back to EA's acquisition of the UK development studio Bullfrog Productions, Ltd. in January 1995, responsible for hallmark games such as Populous, Syndicate, Theme Hospital and Dungeon Keeper. Reorganized as Electronic Arts UK, from then on the studio was mostly known for creating games based on the Harry Potter franchise.

In July 2004 the Guildford-based development studio Criterion Studios was acquired by Electronic Arts and became an internal division. Three years later, around February 2007, the team of Criterion and Electronic Arts UK moved into a single building and from then on operated under the EA UK name, forming a single entity.

In July 2007 a global reorganization of all development teams made the EA UK studio part of the EA's global Casual Entertainment label, and eventually the studio's name was re-branded to EA Bright Light in March 2008. The first game released under the new name was Zubo.

In 2008 the studio's key staff consists of Harvey Elliott (General Manager), Will Byles (Creative Director), Jonathan Bunney and Rob O'Farrell (Executive Producers).

In October 2011 Electronic Arts proposed the closure of the studio. The closure was finalized in January 2012.

Credited on 65 Games from 1988 to 2011

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Hasbro Family Game Night Fun Pack (2011 on Wii)
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011 on Windows, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3...)
Spare Parts (2011 on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3)
Create (2010 on Windows, Xbox 360, Macintosh...)
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010 on Windows, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3...)
Hasbro Family Game Night 3 (2010 on Xbox 360, Wii, PlayStation 3)
Flips: The Folk of the Faraway Tree (2010 on Nintendo DSi)
Connect 4x4 (2010 on Xbox 360)
Jenga (2010 on Xbox 360)
Pictureka (2010 on Xbox 360)
Flips: Silent But Deadly (2010 on Nintendo DSi)
Flips: The Magic Faraway Tree (2010 on Nintendo DSi)
Flips: More Bloody Horowitz (2010 on Nintendo DSi)
Flips: The Enchanted Wood (2010 on Nintendo DSi)
Flips: Mr. Gum (2010 on Nintendo DS)
Flips: The Adventure Series (2010 on Nintendo DS)
Flips: The Bubonic Builders (2010 on Nintendo DSi)
Flips: Terror in Cubicle Four (2010 on Nintendo DSi)
Flips: Percy Jackson (2010 on Nintendo DS)
Flips: Artemis Fowl (2009 on Nintendo DS)

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History +

March 2008

Electronic Arts UK is re-branded EA Bright Light.

February 2007

The company moves in a single building with the development team Criterion Studios and together they continue to operate under the Electronic Arts UK name.

Trivia +

Company location (Oct. 2004):

Electronic Arts (UK) Limited

2000 Hillswood Drive



KT16 0EU

United Kingdom

Location in April/May 1995:

Electronic Arts UK Ltd.

90 Heron Drive

Langley, Berks SL3 8XP

United Kingdom

Website: www.eaukstudio.com

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