was founded as an independent developer in 1998, it became an Electronic Arts
-owned developer from 2007 to 2009, when it was officially closed. It was an Australian
and American video game developer
with offices in Brisbane
and Los Angeles
. Notable titles include Full Spectrum Warrior
, Destroy All Humans!
, Playground of Destruction
and The Saboteur
The company's president was Josh Resnick
and its CEO
was Andrew Goldman — both formerly worked at Activision
, and Pandemic was founded with an equity investment
by Activision in 1998. Pandemic's first two games, Battlezone II
and Dark Reign 2
, were both sequels to Activision games.
In 2000, Pandemic opened a satellite studio in the Brisbane suburb of Fortitude Valley
. The first project was Army Men RTS
, a console RTS
game using the Dark Reign 2
engine. The studio later developed Destroy All Humans!
. In 2003, the Los Angeles studio moved from its founding location at Santa Monica
to a high-rise building in Westwood.
In November 2005, it was announced that Pandemic and BioWare
would be joining forces, with private equity fund Elevation Partners
investing in the partnership. Both companies retained their brands and identities.
news, 3 November 2005 On October 11, 2007, it was announced that VG Holding Corp.
, the owners of Bioware
and Pandemic Studios, would be acquired by Electronic Arts
as of January 2008, subject to......