Infogrames Studios Limited

Moby ID: 114

  • Gremlin Interactive Limited (from 1994-09-07 to 2000-03-02)
  • Gremlin Graphics Software Limited (from 1985-10-18 to 1994-09-06)
  • Gremlin Graphics Softwear Limited (from 1985-05-17 to 1985-10-17)
  • Finchpost Limited (from 1984-04-02 to 1985-05-16)

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Gremlin was founded in 1984 by Ian Stewart, Sales and Marketing Director, and Kevin Norburn, Financial Director. They originally opened a computer shop in Carver Street, Sheffield, called Just Micro. From there they branched out into a software house. Tony Crowther, already well known for a few Commodore programs, was made Company Director. U.S. Gold's Geoff Brown, who had just started Centresoft, was invited to become Managing Director.

In December 1996, Gremlin purchased Scottish developers DMA Design in a deal worth around £4.2m. In April 1999, the company had around 300 employees based at 3 sites.

Gremlin's titles were published in the United States by Interplay. In December 1997, the company signed a new publishing deal for its Actua Sports (and two non-sports) titles with Fox Interactive.

In the UK, Gremlin distributed directly to large multiples and in Europe, the company sourced individual territory distribution deals on a product by product basis whilst still retaining Funsoft as its default distributor. They also had budget label called GBH.

French publisher Infogrames acquired the company for £24m in 1999. In 2003, Ian Stewart was able to buy back the rights to former Gremlin games from them.

Credited on 242 Games from 1984 to 2023

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Re-Loaded (Super Digital Deluxe Edition) (2023 on Linux, Windows, Macintosh)
Micro Machines (2002 on PlayStation 2, Xbox, GameCube)
Superman: Shadow of Apokolips (2002 on PlayStation 2, GameCube)
Slam Tennis (2002 on PlayStation 2, Xbox)
UEFA Challenge (2001 on Windows, PlayStation, PlayStation 2)
Soulbringer (2000 on Windows)
Hogs of War (2000 on Windows, PlayStation, PSP...)
PGA European Tour Golf (2000 on Nintendo 64)
Premier Manager 2000 (2000 on PlayStation)
Wacky Races (2000 on PlayStation 2, Dreamcast)
Actua Ice Hockey 2 (1999 on Windows, PlayStation)
Wild Metal Country (1999 on Windows, Dreamcast)
Ultimate 8 Ball (1999 on Windows, PlayStation)
Premier Manager Ninety Nine (1999 on Windows, PlayStation, Nintendo 64)
Tanktics (1999 on Windows)
Actua Ice Hockey (1998 on Windows, PlayStation)
Actua Soccer 3 (1998 on Windows, PlayStation)
Actua Golf 3 (1998 on PlayStation, Windows, PlayStation 3...)
Body Harvest (1998 on Nintendo 64)
Actua Tennis (1998 on Windows, PlayStation, PSP...)

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History +

July 10th, 2012

The company is dissolved

March 3rd, 2000

Acquired by Infogrames and renamed to Infogrames Studios Ltd.


(summer) Gremlin's stock went public on the London Stock Exchange

December 1996

Acquires DMA Design.

December 1996

The company acquires development studio Dreamweavers.

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Trivia +

Address (ca. 1987)

Alpha House

10 Carver Street

Sheffield SI 4FS

Tel: (0742) 753423

Address (July 1996)

Gremlin Interactive Ltd.

123 Mira Mar Ave, Suite 7

Long Beach, CA, 90803

Address (1999)

Gremlin Interactive Limited

The Green House

33 Bowdon Street

Sheffield S1 4HA

United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)114 279 9020

Fax: +44 (0)114 273 8601


Address (ca. 2000)

Gremlin Interactive

Carver House

2-4 Carver Street

Sheffield, England, S1 4FS

(Information also provided by jean-louis)

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