Rockstar Vienna

Moby ID: 1547

  • neo Software Produktions GmbH (from 1993-01-04 to 2003-01)

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Rockstar Vienna was founded as neo Software Produktions GmbH on January 4, 1993, in Hirtenberg, Austria, by Niki Laber, Hannes Seifert, and Peter Baustädter. They developed games in various genres for different computer platforms, among those the Whale's Voyage series, as well as related products as for example computer animated advertisements and TV spots.

Before turning into a Rockstar brand, neo was part of Take-Two Interactive, Inc. in February 2001. They joined the Rockstar family in January 2003. The studio was responsible for the Xbox versions of Max Payne, Max Payne 2, Grand Theft Auto 3 and Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, as well as the PlayStation 2 version of Max Payne 2.

The company's last project was Manhunt 2. Development started in January 2004 but the studio was abruptly closed on 11th May 2006 and other Rockstar divisions finished the game.

Credited on 19 Games from 1993 to 2007

Manhunt 2 (2007 on Windows, PlayStation 2, PSP...)
Rockstar Games presents Table Tennis (2006 on Xbox 360, Wii, Xbox One)
Rockstar Games Double Pack: Grand Theft Auto (2003 on PlayStation 2, Xbox)
Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne (2003 on Windows, PlayStation 2, Xbox...)
Max Payne (2001 on Windows, PlayStation 2, Xbox...)
The Sting! (2001 on Windows)
Die Völker: Online-Edition (2000 on Windows)
Alien Nations (1999 on Windows, Macintosh)
Rent-a-Hero (1998 on Windows)
Black Viper (1996 on Amiga, Amiga CD32)
Fightin' Spirit (1996 on Amiga, Amiga CD32)
Mutation of J.B. (1996 on DOS)
Spherical Worlds (1996 on Amiga)
Cedric and the Lost Sceptre (1995 on Amiga)
Dark Universe: Hüter des Friedens (1995 on DOS)
Prototype (1995 on DOS)
Whale's Voyage II: Die Übermacht (1995 on DOS, Amiga)
The Clue! (1994 on DOS, Amiga, Amiga CD32)
Whale's Voyage (1993 on DOS, Amiga, Amiga CD32)

History +

May 11th, 2006

Take 2 closes the company.

January 2003

neo Software Produktions GmbH changes name into Rockstar Vienna.

February 2001

Company is acquired by Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc.

January 4th, 1993

neo Software Produktions GmbH founded by Hannes Seifert, Niki Laber and Peter Baustädter in Hirtenberg (South of Vienna), Austria.

Trivia +

Contact information (1993):

NEO Software Produktions Ges. mbH

Dobrischgasse 10

A-2552 Hirtenberg


Former company website:

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