Ex-EA Tiburon staffers form Row Sham Bow

Monday, 18th April 2011 16:17 GMT By Debabrata Nath

A new studio called Row Sham Bow has been formed by ex-EA Tiburon members.

The studio’s founded by a senior EA Tiburon executive and is located in Central Florida. It has plans to grow to up to 60 employees over time*.

The founder’s name is yet to be disclosed, however.

The new developer has apparently taken advantage of local economic development incentives for funding, with $114,000 coming from Orlando and $570,000 being pooled in by Florida.

These incentives are part of the Qualified Target Industry (QTI) tax refund program, which refunds $3,000 in taxes to a company for each new job it creates in Florida.

Although, the studio’s founder’s is yet to be revealed, it’s being speculated that he might be NFL bigwig Ian Cummings, who recently announced he was leaving EA on the Madden NFL blog.

Cummings makes no mention of the new studio by name, but former EA Sports chief tech officer Richard Wifall has described himself as co-founder and technical fellow at Row Sham Bow on his LinkedIn profile .

Thanks, GI Biz.

*This story originally reported that the new studio was to be formed by 60 ex-EA Tiburon staff, which was incorrect. VG247 would like to apologise for any misunderstanding caused.



  1. ManuOtaku

    Oh man,Just what we need more yearly sports games

    #1 4 years ago
  2. DSB

    I’m kinda relieved that the folks at Tiburon realized how far off the track things had gone.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. deathgaze

    They probably got tired of making the same game forever.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. DSB

    In Madden’s case, they’ve actually been adding loads of stuff that made it a lesser game, but yeah, that’s probably why these guys are leaving.

    The other studios tend to improve on the formula, even if that improvement would constitute an average-sized patch for any other developer. It didn’t bother me that much until the 00′s, because up until then they made some major strides, but this is getting a little silly.

    Hopefully there’ll be more developers challenging that whole philosophy. Sportsgames are supposed to be intense, fun and challenging.

    #4 4 years ago

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