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Sierra Online

Moby ID: 9928

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Sierra Online, not to be confused with Sierra On-Line, Inc., was established in 2006 and was a division of Vivendi Universal Games, with a focus on casual gaming and online publishing and Xbox Live! Arcade (XBLA) titles. It was based in Los Angeles and was led by President Ed Zobrist.

Vivendi secured its own development divisions for the division through the acquisition of development studio Secret Lair Studios and its Chinese branch Studio Ch'in in September 2006. They were re-branded Sierra Online - Seattle and Sierra Online - Shanghai, respectively. In February 2007, another development studio was acquired: Wanako Studios Ltd. The studio also published a number of titles from external studios, such as Artech Studios and SouthEnd Interactive AB. Between 2006 and 2008 the studio released circa 15 titles.

When Activision and Vivendi merged in July 2008 to form Activision Blizzard, the entire Sierra Online division dissolved.

Credited on 18 Games from 2006 to 2009

Zombie Wranglers (2009 on Xbox 360)
Gin Rummy (2008 on Xbox 360)
Sea Life Safari (2008 on Xbox 360)
Aces of the Galaxy (2008 on Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One...)
Assault Heroes 2 (2008 on Xbox 360, Xbox One)
Lost Cities (2008 on Xbox 360)
Commanders: Attack of the Genos (2008 on Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One)
Boogie Bunnies (2008 on Windows, Xbox 360)
Arkadian Warriors (2007 on Xbox 360)
Battlestar Galactica (2007 on Windows, Xbox 360)
Carcassonne (2007 on Xbox 360)
Switchball (2007 on Windows, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3)
3D Ultra Mini Golf Adventures: Carnival (2007 on Windows)
3D Ultra Mini Golf Adventures: Lost Island (2007 on Windows)
3D Ultra Mini Golf Adventures: Space (2007 on Windows)
3D Ultra Mini Golf Adventures: Wild West (2007 on Windows)
3D Ultra Mini Golf Adventures (2006 on Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One)
Assault Heroes (2006 on Windows, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3)

Trivia +

The company website was formerly located at www.sierra.com

The company was named as "Best Publisher in 1999" by the German magazine Power Play (issue 02/2000).

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