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EA Salt Lake

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Type  Subsidiary
Headquarters  Salt Lake City
Founder  Vance Cook
Parent organization  Electronic Arts
EA Salt Lake
Formerly called  Headgate Studios (1992–2006)
Industry  Computer and video games Interactive entertainment
Founded  1992, Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

EA Salt Lake is an American video game developer located in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States. It is owned by video game publisher Electronic Arts (EA).

EA Salt Lake was founded by the studio's president, Vance Cook, as Headgate Studios in 1992. As a veteran programmer for years at Access Software, the onetime premier developer of golf simulations, Cook had the experience and knowledge of how to create a rewarding golfing experience. Headgate's first product was PentaCalc, a scientific calculator for Windows.

From 1996 to 1999, Headgate solely developed golf games published by Sierra Entertainment under Sierra's Front Page Sports brand. In April 1996 the studio was purchased by Sierra. The golf product was later branded as PGA Championship Golf. On February 22, 1999 Sierra announced a major restructuring of their company, and sold the rights of the original studio back to Cook as a new corporate entity.

In 2000, Headgate began publishing games through Electronic Arts. Headgate began developing Tiger Woods PGA Tour for the PC based on their existing golf engine. They were assigned by EA to develop the title on PC, PS2, Wii and Xbox for the 2007 title, and the PC, PS2, and Wii for the 2008 title, with the Xbox line getting cut by EA.

Headgate developed every Windows version of the EA Sports Tiger Woods golf franchise from 2001 to 2007. Headgate's golf games consistently got high praise from industry reviewers and have won numerous industry awards.

On 1 December 2006, Headgate Studios was acquired by Electronic Arts. Headgate was redubbed EA Salt Lake. The studios' focus was redirected to developing games for Nintendo's new console, the Wii.

On 21 July 2010, EA Salt Lake was moved from its home in Bountiful, Utah to a new state-of-the-art facility in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah, United States.

Products

As Headgate Studios:

  • PentaCalc Pro
  • Front Page Sports: Golf
  • The Laptop Collection
  • PGA Championship Golf 2000
  • PGA Championship Golf 2000: Titanium Edition
  • Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2001 (2000)
  • Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2002 (2001)
  • Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2003 (2002)
  • Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2004 (2003)
  • Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2005 (2004)
  • Tiger Woods PGA Tour 06 (2005)
  • The Godfather: The Game for Windows (2006)
  • Tiger Woods PGA Tour 07 on PlayStation 2, Wii, Xbox, and Windows (2006)
  • Madden NFL 07 for Windows
  • As EA Salt Lake:

  • The Sims 2 Pets on Wii (2007)
  • Tiger Woods PGA Tour 08 on PlayStation 2, Wii, and Windows (2007)
  • Madden NFL 08 on Windows (2007)
  • Littlest Pet Shop on Wii (2008)
  • Littlest Pet Shop: Friends on Wii (2009)
  • Littlest Pet Shop 3: Biggest Stars on Nintendo DS (2010)
  • Nerf N-Strike for Wii and Nintendo DS
  • Nerf N-Strike: Elite for Wii
  • Monopoly Streets on PlayStation 3, Wii, and Xbox 360 (2010)
  • Hasbro Family Game Night 4: The Game Show on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 (2011)
  • The Sims 3 Pets on 3DS (2011)
  • The Sims 3: Showtime on Windows (2012)
  • The Sims 3: Supernatural on Windows (2012)
  • The Sims 3: University Life on Windows (2013)
  • The Sims 3: Into the Future on Windows (2013)
  • RISK: Factions for PlayStation Network, Facebook, Xbox Live Arcade, and Windows
  • TETRIS Blitz for Android and iOS
  • Minions Paradise for Android and iOS
  • The Secret Life of Pets: Unleashed for Android and iOS
  • References

    EA Salt Lake Wikipedia


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