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: Budcat Creations was founded in September, 2000, by Jason Andersen, Isaac Burns, and Jonah Stich. The team has produced original titles and system conversions of previously- or concurrently-produced games for companies such as Electronic Arts and Majesco. On November 10, 2008, it was acquired by Activision and was doing the PS2 ports of Guitar Hero series since Neversoft took over in 2007. On November 16, 2010, the studio was closed by Activision.

1st Logo

Nickname: "The Budcat Scratch"

Logo: On a white background we see a gray shiny sphere, with three big scratches from a cat's paw on it. On it is "
BUDCAT", also featuring scratches hrough it. Below that is "CREATIONS", spaced to fit the width of above text.Budcat Creations (2001)

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: None or the music of the game.

Availability: Appears on games for Game Boy Advance like Madden NFL 2002, 2003 and 2004 and Desert Strike Advance (The GBA port of Desert Strike).

Scare Factor: None.

2nd Logo
Budcat Creations (2005)Budcat Creations (2008)

Nicknames: "The Budcat Controller", "The Budcat Cat"

We fade into a red and white cat, who vomits out of his mouth a video game controller (wire and all) to the floor, where the words "BUDCAT" are imprinted on small red buttons. "Creations, LLC" is positioned directly below "BUDCAT." The controller is similar in design of the face of the cat. As the controller falls onto the ground, the controller's wire disappears.

FX/SFX: All CGI animation.

Music/Sounds: Five-note rock entry followed by the cat yawning and vomiting the controller out of it's mouth. Then we hear the controller fall to the ground and a zapping sound accompany the disappearing wire as a final rock chord plays. At the end, we hear the cat belch.

Availability: Appears on new non-Guitar Hero titles, just as Nacho Libre for DS and Psychonauts for PS2. The still version was seen on Wii games.

Scare Factor: Medium to high, some first-time viewers may be frightened by the appearance of the cat (especially his face). The entire belch process and the sound effects that accompany it don't really help matters. The logo is however intended to be humorous, and the scare factor may drop for those used to it.

3rd Logo
Budcat Creations (2007)

Nicknames: "The Budcat Controller II", "The BudCat Cat II", "Rockstar Budcat"

We see the cat from the previous logo, with a more human-like design this time. He is holding a guitar in a room full with speakers. It raises it's arm and strikes a loud chord on the guitar, which is played through the speakers. The resulting sound is so loud, it throws throw the cat towards the screen. The impact of the cat's face with the screen imprints the previous controller logo on the screen, while the cat falls down off-screen shortly afterwards. Then the words "BUDCAT", in it's same style as before, appear one-by-one each music note plays. After that, "Creations, LLC" appears below. The background fades out as the words appear.


Music/Sounds: Cat's eyes blinking, meow, then short rock tune. At the end, if you listen closely, you can here someone saying "Budcat".

Availability: Common. Appears on PlayStation 2 versions of Guitar Hero: Legends of Rock, Guitar Hero: Aerosmith, Guitar Hero: World Tour and Guitar Hero: Metallica. It also appears on Wii versions of said titles as well (although the first three said titles don't have the logo on the back cover of the Wii version).

Scare Factor: Low to medium. The appearance of the cat may still get to some, although the logo is supposed to be funny like it's predecessor.

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