In memoriam, Donald Sutherland

Rockstar North Ltd.

Moby ID: 146

History add

December 18, 2003

Scottish consultant Mark Gallagher launches a £1.5m legal action claiming to have shown his game Crime, Inc. to DMA Design during a job interview in 1993 with the company, and that 1997's Grand Theft Auto was ripped off from his original work.


DMA Design is renamed to Rockstar North to match its label, Rockstar Games.


The company moves to Edinburgh, Scotland.

September 29, 1999

The company is acquired by Take-Two Interactive Software from Infogrames Entertainment for $11 million in cash. Dave Jones, original founder of DMA Design, leaves to take up a job at Denki and 3 years later creates his own company Realtime Worlds.

June 1999

Infogrames acquires Gremlin Interactive and plans to sell DMA Design.

December 1996

The company is sold to British publisher Gremlin Interactive.


Company founded as DMA Design by Dave Jones, Russell Kay, Steve Hammond and Mike Dailly in Dundee, Scotland.