Maxis is an American game developer and distruboter. The notable games that came from this company is SimCity franchise and early installments of The Sims series before selling The Sims series rights to Electonic Arts in by 2000s'. Electronic Arts is responsable for the latter installments of The Sims 2 and has full creative rights to The Sims 3 era of games. Maxis is currently devoloping the Spore game.