Top Talent Working Together in a Supportive Environment
Spark Unlimited will create tools and technology that provide our artists the ability to author digital elements of the highest possible quality that combine to form emotionally powerful and innovative entertainment that seeks to illuminate, celebrate and enrich the human experience for a global media audience.
Spark Unlimited seeks to provide a home to highly creative, passionate and self-motivated individuals who excel in a collaborative environment that offers the rewards and responsibilities of personal ownership for specific project tasks as well as the company in general.
Spark Unlimited expects all employees and corporate partners to practice in good faith, working together in an open, honest, ethical and collaborative exchange that prioritizes productivity over politics and effective results over process.
Spark Unlimited expects all employees to seek opportunities that challenge their abilities and offer the experience and education that can only be derived through the pursuit of personal innovation.
Spark Unlimited believes in the power and necessity of individual points of view and encourages personal expression, debate and divergent opinions from subjects related to company projects to topics inclusive of all aspects of corporate operation and the human condition.
Spark Unlimited is committed to mutually beneficial partnerships between companies and employees where relationships have the ability to create value for all involved.
Spark Unlimited demands respect for personal and corporate time and expects that employees and partners will do everything to preserve and properly utilize this incredibly scarce resource.
Empowering Artists Through Technology
Spark Unlimited was built on a dream of empowering artists through technology while offering every employee the ability to experience the rewards and responsibilities of ownership.
Craig Allen, former SVP and GM of JIM HENSON INTERACTIVE, first began to explore potential business partners for a company that would eventually become Spark at the Los Angeles Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in May of 2002.
Los Angeles-based talent responded well to the idea of a new game developer and a potential team, lead by Scott Langteau as COO (a former producer for Electronic Arts on the critically and commercially successful MEDAL OF HONOR franchise) and Adrian Jones as CTO (also formally with Electronic Arts as a Senior Engineer working on many MEDAL OF HONOR titles) was discussed with potential publishers. Following an intense bidding war, ACTIVISION was selected to be Spark's exclusive partner for interactive media and a new game development group was born in early August 2002.
The group was housed temporarily in Santa Monica office space while waiting for a permanent home to be created to suit the group's unique needs by architect John Reed in Sherman Oaks, California. Spark relocated business operations to Sherman Oaks in March 2002.