|Founder(s)||Jason Andersen, Isaac Burns|
Budcat Creations is a privately owned video game developer founded in 2000 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The company moved to Iowa City, Iowa in 2005. Titles released by Budcat include console-specific versions of Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock, Psychonauts, and the Madden NFL series. The company was bought by Activision on November 10, 2008.
Budcat was founded by Jason Andersen and Isaac Burns, who met while working at EA Tiburon. The two left to form Budcat in order to develop several ports of Madden NFL 2002 for Electronic Arts. The company went on to produce a string of sports titles for EA over the next five years, including entries in the Nascar Thunder, NHL, and FIFA Manager series.
In 2005, Budcat moved to their current offices located in Iowa City in order to facilitate expanding their offices. Budcat has since worked in partnership with Majesco Entertainment and Activision on multiple titles.