Canada’s largest video game studio has expanded into Cornwall.
Behaviour Interactive has opened a new operation in Truro, under the banner of Behaviour UK – South.
The new studio’s initial team is composed primarily of former employees of AntiMatter Games, a local developer whose parent company recently announced its intention to close the studio.
“Many truly talented individuals have been undeservedly impacted by the economic challenges that have led to layoffs across the gaming industry,” said Wayne Meazza, executive vice president of Behaviour’s services division.
“When we learned AntiMatter Games was closing, we jumped at the opportunity to accelerate our strategic expansion by adding the studio’s proven, experienced team. This represented a true win-win situation, particularly given how AntiMatter shared Behaviour’s well-established culture of collaborative ambition.”
Founded in 1992, Behaviour is a multi-faceted Canadian gaming studio “renowned for creating and supporting genre-defying titles”.
Since April last year, it has undertaken a major expansion programme beyond its Montreal base, establishing or acquiring studios in Toronto, Seattle, and now the UK.
The opening of Behaviour UK-South follows the company’s February acquisition of SockMonkey Studios in Middlesbrough, which was subsequently renamed Behaviour UK – North.
“We are thrilled that we can continue to pursue our passion for making games as part of the Behaviour team,” said Rich Barham, AntiMatter Games’ former CEO, who will serve as general manager of Behaviour UK – South.
“We feel very fortunate that we can maintain our home in beautiful Truro, and we look forward to welcoming new members to the team over the coming months and years.”