Artificial Mind & Movement, developers of WET and Naughty Bear, have announced this morning that they’ve changed their name to Behaviour Interactive. The company was known by this name back in the 90’s when they were only a small developer making games for PlayStation. Since then, the Montreal-based studio has grown to over 375 employees and now develops for all major consoles and handhelds; they’re Canada’s largest independent studio.
“We are and will always strive to be the best and most trusted independent game development studio in the industry,” said Rémi Racine, CEO, Behaviour. “The change in name is not only a return to our previous name but also an indicator of the evolution of the company. We have developed a strong reputation as a high-quality work-for-hire studio as well as a creator of our own original content and will continue to pursue both sides of the business. The new name reflects the renaissance of the company.”
The company’s also confirmed a few new titles in the press release, including sequels to WET and Naughty Bear.
“WET 2 (multi-platform), Naughty Bear 2 (multi-platform), Doritos Crash Course (XBLA) as well as Rango (multi-platform), which was announced by EA and Paramount Digital Entertainment on November 4th (official press release), are all currently in development at Behaviour,” added Jamie Leece, Senior Vice President of Business Development. “We have just completed Sims 3 (Wii), and are also working on several unannounced games for Xbox 360 videogame and entertainment system, PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system, Nintendo’s Wii and DS systems, Xbox Live Arcade, PlayStation Network, next generation handhelds, a Facebook game to be launched in November and a Casual MMO to be launched early next year.”
Stay tuned for future updates.