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Rockstar Games, Inc.
Type Subsidiary of Take-Two Interactive
Founded 1998
Headquarters New York City, New York, United States
Key people Terry Donovan (CEO)
Sam Houser (President)
Dan Houser
Gary Foreman
Industry Video games
Products Grand Theft Auto, Midnight Club, Manhunt, Max Payne, Bully
Parent Take-Two Interactive
Website www.rockstargames.com

Rockstar Games (studio known as Rockstar Games NYC) is a video game developer and publisher owned by Take-Two Interactive. The brand is mostly known for the Grand Theft Auto, Max Payne and Midnight Club series and their realistic recreations of real cities. It comprises studios that have been acquired and renamed as well as others that have been created internally. While many of the studios Take-Two Interactive has acquired have been merged into the Rockstar brand, several other recent ones have retained their previous identities and have become part of the company's 2K Games division. The Rockstar Games label was founded in New York City, New York in 1998 by Sam Houser, Terry Donovan, Dan Houser, Jamie King and Gary Foreman.[1]

The Headquarters of Rockstar Games is located in Broadway, New York City, part of the Take-Two Interactive offices. It is the head office of Rockstar's worldwide publishing enterprises. It is home to the marketing, public relations and product development departments.[2]

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Technology

RAGE

Rockstar Games have developed their own game engine called the Rockstar Advanced Game Engine (RAGE) to facilitate game development on the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Microsoft Windows, and Wii systems.

Social Club

The Rockstar Games Social Club is a community website created by Rockstar for their latest games.

Rockstar studios

Logo Name Years active
(as Rockstar division)
Notes
Rockstar Japan logo.svg Rockstar Japan 2005 - present Japanese localization studio.
Rockstar Leeds logo.svg Rockstar Leeds 2004 - present Previously known as Mobius Entertainment. Based in Lower Wortley, Leeds. They created Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories and Vice City Stories for the PlayStation Portable. They also made Max Payne for the Nintendo Game Boy Advance. They recently finished developing Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars and the music game, Beaterator.
Rockstar Lincoln logo.svg Rockstar Lincoln 1999 - present Based in Lincoln, England. Quality assurance and localization studio. Previously known as Tarantula Studios.
Rockstar London logo.svg Rockstar London 2005 - present Formed in November 2005. Took over development of Manhunt 2 after Rockstar Vienna had been closed. They recently developed the portable adaptation of Midnight Club: Los Angeles.
Rockstar New England logo.svg Rockstar New England 2008 - present Previously known as Mad Doc Software. Developed the Xbox 360 and PC ports of Bully. Based in Andover, Massachusetts, U.S. Acquired on April 4, 2008.[3]
Rockstar North logo.svg Rockstar North 1999 - present Based in Edinburgh, Scotland. Previously known as DMA Design (founded 1988). They are famous for the Grand Theft Auto and Manhunt franchises, as well as the original Lemmings games.
Rockstar San Diego logo.svg Rockstar San Diego 2003 - present Previously known as Angel Studios. Developed Red Dead Revolver, the Smuggler's Run series, the first two Midtown Madness games and the Midnight Club series. They are currently responsible for the RAGE game engine and Red Dead Redemption.
Rockstar Toronto logo.svg Rockstar Toronto 1999 - present Take Two's in-house development team, previously known as Rockstar Canada. Their most well-known work is their adaptation of the cult classic film The Warriors.
Rockstar Vancouver logo.svg Rockstar Vancouver 2002 - present Previously known as Barking Dog Studios. They created the PlayStation 2 title Bully and are currently developing the third game in the Max Payne series, Max Payne 3.
Rockstar Vienna logo.svg Rockstar Vienna 2003 - 2006 Previously known as neo Software; closed on May 11, 2006 [4]. Ported the Max Payne series to consoles. Created most of Manhunt 2 before being closed down.

External developers

Games

Game Release Format
Grand Theft Auto3 1997 PlayStation, Microsoft Windows, Game Boy Color1
Grand Theft Auto: London, 19693 1999 Microsoft Windows, PlayStation
Grand Theft Auto: London, 1961 1999 Microsoft Windows
Earthworm Jim 3D 1999 Nintendo 642
Evel Knievel 1999 Game Boy Color
Grand Theft Auto 23 1999 PlayStation, Dreamcast, Game Boy Color, Microsoft Windows
Thrasher Presents Skate And Destroy 1999 PlayStation
Austin Powers: Oh Behave 2000 Game Boy Color
Austin Powers: Welcome to My Underground Lair! 2000 Game Boy Color
Wild Metal: Reclaim the Future 2000 Dreamcast4
Midnight Club: Street Racing 2000 PlayStation 2
Surfing H3O 2000 PlayStation 2
Smuggler's Run 2000 PlayStation 2
Smuggler's Run 2: Hostile Territory 2001 PlayStation 2
Oni 2001 PlayStation 25
Max Payne 2001 PlayStation 2, Xbox, Game Boy Advance5
Grand Theft Auto III 2001 PlayStation 2, Xbox, Microsoft Windows
The Italian Job6 2002 PlayStation, Microsoft Windows
State of Emergency 2002 PlayStation 2, Xbox, Microsoft Windows
Smuggler's Run Warzones 2002 Nintendo GameCube
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City 2002 PlayStation 2, Xbox, Microsoft Windows
Midnight Club II 2003 PlayStation 2, Xbox, Microsoft Windows
Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne 2003 PlayStation 2, Xbox, Microsoft Windows
Manhunt 2003 PlayStation 2, Xbox, Microsoft Windows
Red Dead Revolver 2004 PlayStation 2, Xbox
Grand Theft Auto Advance 2004 Game Boy Advance
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas 2004 PlayStation 2, Xbox, Microsoft Windows
Midnight Club 3: DUB Edition 2005 PlayStation 2, Xbox, PlayStation Portable
The Warriors 2005 PlayStation 2, Xbox, PlayStation Portable
Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories 2005 PlayStation Portable, PlayStation 2
Midnight Club 3: DUB Edition Remix 2006 PlayStation 2, Xbox
Rockstar Games Presents Table Tennis 2006 Xbox 360, Wii
Bully (aka Canis Canem Edit) 2006 PlayStation 2
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories 2006 PlayStation Portable, PlayStation 2
Manhunt 2 2007 PlayStation Portable, PlayStation 2, Wii, Microsoft Windows
Bully: Scholarship Edition 2008 Xbox 360, Wii, Microsoft Windows
Grand Theft Auto IV 2008 PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Microsoft Windows
Midnight Club: Los Angeles 2008 PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
Midnight Club: L.A. Remix 2008 PlayStation Portable
Grand Theft Auto IV: The Lost and Damned 2009 PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Microsoft Windows
Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars 2009 Nintendo DS, PlayStation Portable, iPhone OS
Beaterator 2009 PlayStation Portable, iPhone OS
Grand Theft Auto: The Ballad of Gay Tony 2009 PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Microsoft Windows
Red Dead Redemption8 2010 PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
Max Payne 38 2010 PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Microsoft Windows
L.A. Noire8 2010 PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
Agent8 TBA PlayStation 3
Bully 28 2011 PlayStation 3
Notes:
  1. The DOS/Windows and PlayStation versions were produced by DMA Design, prior to it becoming Rockstar North, and published by BMG Interactive in Europe and by ASC Games in North America in 1997.
  2. The PC version and PAL Nintendo 64 version was released by Interplay Entertainment whilst only the US Nintendo 64 version was released by Rockstar.
  3. The games were re-released by Rockstar Games in a three game CD compilation dubbed Grand Theft Auto: The Classics Collection on November 23, 2004.
  4. The Windows version was published by Gremlin Interactive in 1999.
  5. The Windows version was published by Gathering of Developers in 2001.
  6. It was based on The Italian Job (1969 film), which is not to be confused with the 2003 video game which was released by Eidos Interactive which is based on the The Italian Job (2003 film).
  7. The Windows version was published by Gathering of Developers in 2001; The Mac version was published by MacSoft in 2002.
  8. These games are in development.

Films

Aside from producing popular games, Rockstar also has ventured into producing movies.

Films1 Release Genre
The Football Factory 2004 Drama
Sunday Driver 2005 Documentary
Notes
  1. Rockstar Games is credited as executive producers.

References

  1. ^ "Rockstar Games". 2009-03-31. http://gta.wikia.com/wiki/Rockstar_Games. Retrieved 2009-03-31. 
  2. ^ RockstarWatch (2007-08-11). "RockstarWatch: Rockstar Games". RockstarWatch.net. http://www.rockstarwatch.net/corporate/rockstar/. Retrieved 2007-08-11. 
  3. ^ Rockstar Acquires Mad Doc Software at RockstarWatch. URL accessed on April 4, 2008
  4. ^ Jurie Horneman (2006-05-11). "Rockstar Vienna closes its doors". Intelligent Artifice. http://www.intelligent-artifice.com/2006/05/rockstar_vienna.html. Retrieved 2007-04-21. 

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Rockstar Games is a division of the game publisher Take-Two Interactive. They are most famous for their work on the Grand Theft Auto series, but they have also worked on other games such as Max Payne, The Warriors, and Rockstar Presents Table Tennis.

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This category has the following 10 subcategories, out of 10 total.

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Pages in category "Rockstar Games"

The following 23 pages are in this category, out of 23 total.

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  • Bully: Scholarship Edition

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  • Grand Theft Auto Triple Pack
  • Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars
  • Grand Theft Auto: The Classics Collection
  • Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City
  • Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
  • Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories

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  • Smuggler's Run
  • Smuggler's Run 2: Hostile Territory
  • Smuggler's Run: Warzones

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Gaming

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Rockstar Games
Type Private
Founded 1988
Headquarters Edinburgh, Scotland
Products Grand Theft Auto series
Parent Company Take-Two Interactive
Website


Rockstar Games is a development division of video game publisher Take Two Interactive. The brand is most known for titles such as the Grand Theft Auto series. It is comprised of studios that have been acquired and renamed as well as others that have been created internally. While many of the studios Take Two Interactive has acquired have been merged into the Rockstar brand, several other recent ones have retained their previous identities and have become part of the company's 2K Games division.

The Rockstar Games label was founded in 1998 by Sam Houser, Terry Donovan, Dan Houser, Jamie King and Gary Foreman.

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Rockstar Studios

Rockstar North

Rockstar North is the best known Rockstar company

Rockstar Leeds


Rockstar Vienna

Formerly known as neo Software Produktions which opened in 1983, it changed its name when it was aquired by Rockstar studio in 1993. Rockstar Vienna had worked on Max Payne, Grand Theft Auto 3, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, and the PlayStation 2 and Xbox versions of Max Payne 2. On May 11, 2006 Take-Two closed their Rockstar Vienna office, effective immediately, due to the challenging environment facing the video game business. Rockstar Vienna veterans then formed Games That Matter on January 17, 2007

Rockstar Lincoln


Rockstar San Diego


Rockstar Vancouver


Rockstar Toronto


Rockstar London


Rockstar Japan




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Rockstar Games is a video game company that has created well-known games such as the Grand Theft Auto series of games and the MidnightClub Racing Game series.

RAGE Main article: Rockstar Advanced Game Engine Rockstar Games have developed their own game engine called the Rockstar Advanced Game Engine (RAGE) to facilitate game development on the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Windows, and Wii systems.









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