Our legacy and passion is building exceptional sports video games.
HB Studios has created captivating and award-winning video games for over 20 years. We are a team of developers, creators and fans who are passionate about the art and process in bringing games to life. We have a diverse team who have hands-on experience in the creation and development of today’s biggest gaming franchises, specializing in console and PC platforms.We work out of a studio in picturesque Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. It’s not big, but it’s vibrant, creative and offers a great work/life balance so we can do our best work creating the most authentic and immersive gaming experiences for our fans.In 2021, we were acquired by Take-Two Interactive and became a part of the 2K family of development studios. With the full might of the 2K Publishing teams behind us, it’s helped catapult our PGA 2K Golf franchise to the next level.In 2016, we also opened a second development studio in the nearby vibrant city of Halifax, to support recruitment and expansion.With the release of PGA TOUR 2K21 in August 2020, HB Studios has shipped over 51 titles selling more than 28 million units and contributed to 22 others.
What started as a small storefront in 2000 has evolved into a 20,000 square foot studio housing its own 250 seat theatre,and gym.
The studios are home to around 100 employees. Our unique offices have an open floor plan and the organizational structure to match. We are a mix of remote, hybrid and in-office developers to support staff in doing their best work, while fostering collaboration, communication and team building.
Lunenburg, Nova Scotia
Lunenburg is small but mighty, with breathtaking views of the ocean, a tight-knit family-oriented community, well-priced homes and access to nature. The town itself is actually classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We could keep going but, above all, Lunenburg is home. We have some of the fastest internet in the province, some of the best restaurants in Nova Scotia, talented craftspeople, an art school, and a hospital. Almost everyone is able to bike or walk to work and we have several world-class festivals including the Lunenburg Folk Harbour Festival and Lunenburg Doc Fest, plus a superb weekly farmer’s market.
Our employees enjoy a wide range of outdoor activities minutes from Lunenburg including surfing, cross country skiing, fishing, sailing, sea kayaking, snowboarding, hiking, and golfing to name a few. Oh, and did we mention that the home of the Bluenose II, the ship depicted on Canadian dimes, is Lunenburg harbour?
If you’re craving some nightlife, Halifax is a short drive away. Nova Scotia’s capital has many city amenities to offer – major sporting events and concerts at the Halifax Scotiabank Centre, Atlantic Canada’s premier multi-entertainment facility, great shopping, and 50+ bars and pubs to choose from. Halifax is also home to an international airport that offers direct flights to marquee destinations all over the world.
At HB Studios, we care about the community across the south shore. We award scholarships to local schools, and frequently work with co-op students from universities in Halifax and the surrounding areas. We donate to local charities, festivals, and educational institutions, and we’ve contributed to community projects including the soccer fields at Parkview Education Centre in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia. At the end of 2008, the HB Studios Sports Centre was opened in Bridgewater.